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Mpumalanga's teacher-under-a-tree finally gets his classroom

2017-07-27 10:29

After spending more than two decades teaching maths and science under a tree in his garden, Mpumalanga mathematics guru Jerry Mbowane has finally been given a proper classroom to share his passion.

I just want to share a bit of love - Pep Stores employee who donated her last R9

2017-07-26 07:39

After donating the last R9 in her pocket to a customer’s charity, temporary Parklands Pep Stores employee Desiree Moses has been offered a permanent position.

#MandelaDay: 67 minutes of good news on News24

2017-07-18 11:14

There are more than enough bad and sad news stories. So, today - for 67 minutes - we showcase some the best good news stories from SA.

'I didn't think someone from Elsies River could win The Voice' - Craig Lucas

2017-07-12 08:32

To many, Elsies River may be synonymous with gangsterism, drugs and poverty, but for Craig Lucas, this corner of the Cape Flats streets is home.

South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes

2017-07-03 05:17

Three brothers from Zimbabwe make shoes - mostly by hand - from off-cut leather and used tyres.

Burnt Knysna horse walks home along N2

2017-06-28 09:26

A burnt horse that survived 16 days in the veld after devastating wildfires near Knysna has found his way back to the farm where he lives by walking along the N2.

Good news surprise as world's whales recover rapidly

2017-06-27 08:09

At a time when news about the environment is so often depressing, oceans expert Professor Ken Findlay has some good news about the future of the Earth’s biggest creatures.

Cat pellets save scrawny piglet named Otter

2017-06-06 07:08

A scrawny 8-week-old piglet, named Otter, which is hypoglycaemic and has a problem with its oesophagus, has been rescued from a crowded pigsty and has grabbed a chance at survival.

'Can you be our parents?' - Orphans' letters move PE cops to tears

2017-05-30 10:04

"Thank you to protect us in this pain. Can you be our parents?" These were the heartbreaking and heartwarming words that two Port Elizabeth orphans wrote to a police station that had helped them.

Police captain opens her heart and home to domestic violence victim

2017-05-19 08:08

A police officer in Port Elizabeth recently went above and beyond the call of duty when a woman had contacted her after being assaulted by her live-in partner.

 

Knysna victim discovers life-changing note in donated jacket

2017-07-26 11:48

A hand-written note in a jacket pocket has changed the life of a victim of the Knysna fires.

Ritual chicken finds good luck after thrown into sea at Port Shepstone

2017-07-19 14:28

A chicken that was thrown into the sea as part of a traditional ritual in Port Shepstone has ended up with all the luck after it emerged unscathed, and with a safe new home.

#MandelaDay: Every day is Mandela Day at Tshwane Haven for children

2017-07-18 08:39

For police officers from the Brooklyn station in Pretoria who visited Tshwane Haven, a home for abused, sick and abandoned children and babies, the intention was to deliver gifts in honour of Mandela Day.

Labour dept finally agrees to pay slain train driver's family

2017-07-07 13:46

The Department of Labour has finally come through for the family of murdered train driver Piet Botha, approving the compensation they were owed 12 months on, with back-pay.

Mares replace nightmares: Knysna horse reunited with old friends

2017-06-29 13:31

Cody - the badly burnt horse that survived 16 days in the veld after the devastating Knysna fires, before walking home on his own along the N2 - has been reunited with two of his old friends.

Khayelitsha cyclist pedalling ahead to make his dreams come true

2017-06-27 13:47

In his navy overalls at the garage where he runs his cycling club, newly appointed Cycling South Africa’s Chair for Youth, Transformation and Development, Bonga Nqobane, is fixing bicycles.

Knysna family finds hope in the ashes

2017-06-14 12:00

Buried in the wreckage of the devastating Knysna fires, one family has found some hope in their gutted home.

Couple to receive a house after 50 years in a shack

2017-06-02 10:39

Georgina Boois is 75 years old and a grandmother of 15 children. She has lived over 50 years of her life in a two-bedroomed shack, but soon, she hopes, she will have a proper house of her own.

Remembering his time in WW2

2017-05-22 11:51

Seventy-two years after the end of WW2, a veteran of the war has finally put pen to paper and written his memoir as a legacy for his family.

Mother’s Day: Why we love our mums

2017-05-14 10:28

Ahead of Mother’s Day, City Press asked a few of SA’s better-known folk what their mums mean to them.

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