Swimmer goes extra Mile to make sick children smile

2017-01-18 10:54

A Pietermaritzburg man will once again brave the cold waters at one of South Africa’s most prestigious aquatic events, the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile in February, in aid of charity.

Viral flight attendant video man is from PMB

2017-01-16 10:33

If you have watched the hilarious video of a Kulula flight attendant delivering the safety demo with a South African twist, then you may be happy to know he hails from the Zulu Kingdom.

Maths teaching dad ditches job to tutor pupils in garage

2017-01-14 11:32

A former Limpopo school teacher who helped his own children excel in mathematics is continuing to help impoverished pupils wrap their minds around the subject in his home school.

Struggling spaza shop mom rejoices as daughter bags bursary

2017-01-11 14:03

A star KZN matric pupil who was motivated to keep working hard by her mother's daily struggle to sell sweets and snacks at her spaza shop has been awarded a bursary.

Inspirational KZN principal does it again

2017-01-06 20:04

Inspirational KwaZulu-Natal principal Nhlanhla Dube has, once again, produced some of the province's top students.

Gauteng's best matriculant excels with 11 distinctions

2017-01-06 11:12

Gauteng’s top performing matric pupil says focus and diligence are how he obtained distinctions in all of his 11 subjects, while other top performers also share the secrets to their success.

He dared to dream

2017-01-06 08:12

Despite having a very difficult childhood, losing his mother, an absent father, losing a home and living in a mud house, Ayanda Sithole (18) fought against all odds and managed to receive distinctions for all his matric subjects.

Nkandla’s brightest star bags 7 distinctions

2017-01-05 22:00

Nkandla matric pupil Sivikelo Nkosi ha received seven distinctions, despite studying by candle light in one of the country's poorest schools.

Grey’s Anatomy inspires top Bloemfontein matric pupil to study medicine

2017-01-05 11:25

Bloemfontein matric pupil Yi-Chia, who achieved eight distinctions, says medical dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy and House inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.

Top science pupils say sacrifices are necessary for success

2017-01-05 07:43

The country’s top two matriculants in physical science say making sacrifices was essential to their success.


Gordhan takes a stand for emerging markets at #WEF17

2017-01-17 21:33

Economic giant US may impact the rest of the world, but emerging markets also matter to the global environment, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Davos.

'Bambi' rescued from ashes of Ocean View fire

2017-01-16 10:01

A tiny, orphaned grysbokkie named Bambi is on the mend after being rescued from the hot ashes of last week's devastating fires in Ocean View, Cape Town.

How one woman is changing the world one book at a time

2017-01-12 12:23

Port Shepstone resident Rita Nako wants to change the world... one book at a time.

Mixed bag of emotions for Grade 1 kids at new smart Gauteng school

2017-01-11 11:43

There have been tears and nerves on the first day of school at the newly-opened Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela Primary in Bramfischer, Roodepoort.

Bringing #BlackGirlMagic to the doll-making business

2017-01-06 13:01

Maite Makgoba is the founder of Mommpy Mpoppy, a high-fashion doll made to rival the best-selling dolls in the world - with a kasi twist.

KZN mom's spaza shop struggle inspired matriculant

2017-01-06 10:03

Seeing her mother’s struggle to sell sweets and snacks from her spaza shop so they could buy bread motivated Sibongile Mdaki to work hard during her matric year.

Top Limpopo matriculant baffles officials with his 100% in science exam

2017-01-05 22:30

When Ntsako Osborne Chauke scored full marks for his Physical Science matric exam, officials were shocked and even suspected that the 18-year-old pupil had benefited from an exam paper leak, Limpopo Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe has said.

Matriculant attributes distinctions to her horse

2017-01-05 16:07

Bloemfontein matriculant Lily-Marie van der Merwe, who achieved eight distinctions, believes her horse, Nova, helped her do so well.

'I dream of being a journalist' - blind top achiever

2017-01-05 09:04

Partially sighted Ephodia Mudau of Revoni School for the Blind in Limpopo did not expect to do as well as she did.

#MatricResults2016: Top achiever on his way to becoming a physicist

2017-01-04 21:16

South Africa’s top matriculant, Conrad Strrydom of Hermanus High School, says his achievements were the result of consistent hard work over several years.

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