SA maths nerds to flex brains in Thailand

2015-05-22 07:48

Six “mathletes” from South Africa will be jetting off to Thailand in July to test their mental muscles at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Cape Town boy found alive under boat

2015-05-19 15:46

A collective sigh of relief has swept through the Hangberg Community Centre after reports were received that missing Byron Baron had been found.

Asthmatic boy rescues woman from burning house

2015-05-18 08:25

A 15-year-old Germiston boy has told how he scaled a two-metre gate to rescue a woman from a burning house over the weekend.

Bedridden woman, 85, granted wish to see the sea

2015-05-15 14:44

A KwaZulu-Natal woman left bedridden for nine years after a botched back operation has been granted her biggest wish - to look at the ocean again.

KZN ex-security guard to receive third degree

2015-05-13 21:00

A KwaZulu-Natal woman’s determination to make a better life for herself and her family saw her notching up her third qualification on Friday - the second one this week.

Determined little girls save dying baby turtle in Cape Town

2015-04-26 14:16

The determination of a 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old sister saved a baby Loggerhead turtle, dubbed Rosie, who was on the verge of death in Gordon's Bay, near Cape Town.

Team effort saves curious child's arm after mincer accident

2015-04-17 16:04

A Cape Town anaesthetist and her emergency services husband teamed up for a rather unusual operation, giving a boy who got his arm stuck in an electronic mincer a real helping hand.

Relief as ordeal over Mr Cat ends

2015-04-14 14:43

After months of fighting, the owners of a 15-year-old cat have come to an agreement with a KwaZulu-Natal retirement village, and are allowed to keep their beloved pet.

Cheetahs end tour on high note

2015-04-11 15:24

The Cheetahs have ended their Australasian Super Rugby tour with a hard-fought win over the Western Force in Perth.


Straight after the announcement that South African doctors had performed the world's first successful penis transplant, we speak to Health24's resident doctor about the significance of the procedure.

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Oyster Box's famous mascot, Skabenga, is back

2015-05-19 19:16

The Oyster Box’s missing cat Skabenga has been found nearly 10km from his home, the Umhlanga hotel has posted on its Facebook page.

Boys put school theme into action by recovering bag

2015-05-19 11:03

Two schoolboys, aged 8 and 11, are being praised for ­finding and handing over a woman’s ­handbag at an event.

South African filmmaker wins Jameson short film competition

2015-05-15 14:46

South African filmmaker Mark Middlewick was one of three filmmakers who won the 2015 Jameson Short First Shot competition.

Meet the SA dog that’s gone viral worldwide

2015-05-14 13:03

The story of Dave Meinert and his dog, which has since gone viral worldwide, is actually proudly South African.

Readers help Khayelitsha crèche recover from robbery

2015-04-30 15:23

Readers of a GroundUp story about a Khayelitsha crèche that was robbed have responded generously by donating over R10 000 to the facility.

Even a bullet couldn’t stop this determined graduate

2015-04-24 09:49

Paralysed by a stray bullet in the midst of a hijacking, Bright Nzuza thought he would never finish matric, let alone complete a degree in marketing.

SPCA man 'stung to pieces' rescuing dogs from bee attack

2015-04-15 14:50

A KwaZulu-Natal man says he is grateful to the SPCA for saving the lives of two of his beloved dogs after a swarm of bees attacked them, killing his three other dogs.

A toddler disc jockey fascinates South African fans

2015-04-13 13:33

A 2-year-old disc jockey has become a phenomenon in South Africa, attracting thousands of fans.

Stormers claim bonus-point win

2015-04-11 13:36

The Stormers have upset the odds by claiming a bonus-point win over defending Super Rugby champions, the Waratahs, in Sydney.


The University of Stellenbosch’s medical department announced the performance of the world’s first successful penis transplant. News24 spoke to the incredible doctors involved. Watch.

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