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The taxi driver who swaps a steering wheel for a shovel

2017-04-19 07:58

Cape Town minibus taxi driver Yamkela Ncume couldn’t stand the accumulating filth and stagnant grey water in Dunoon’s Gousbloom Street, so he started cleaning it himself.

Sand artist sculpts a living on Port Elizabeth beaches

2017-04-15 07:30

Talented artist Siyabonga Duma is making a living by turning beach sand into sculptures.

WATCH: 'Love at first sight' for pit bull, baby springbok

2017-04-13 21:18

A pit bull that is best buddies with a springbok on an Eastern Cape farm proves that the dogs are not as vicious as they are made out to be, according to their owner.

Khomani San elder gets second chance after knee op

2017-04-13 06:07

Khomani San tracker Andrew Kruiper has been given a second chance to do what he loves, thanks to a double knee replacement operation.

Man witnesses sunrise from hot air balloon two days before dying

2017-04-11 13:04

Two days before losing his battle against dementia and motor neuron disease (MND), a Bloemfontein businessman got to fly over the Magaliesberg in a hot air balloon and witness a breathtaking sunrise.

Former drug dealer defies odds to graduate

2017-04-10 09:31

The indelible gunshot scar on the lower part of Thulasizwe Mathenjwa’s neck does not only remind him of how he almost lost his life, but also how his life changed.

Businessman buys home for housekeeper of 30 years

2017-04-05 13:00

A Nelson Mandela Bay housekeeper has recently taken ownership of her first-ever home, which was bought for her by her employer as a token of his appreciation for her 30 years of service.

Teacher Jennifer calls it a day after 43 years

2017-04-05 06:03

After 43 years in education, PE teacher Jennifer Jaftha says if she could, she would do it all over again.

Stolen car returned 21 years later

2017-03-24 13:25

A woman whose car was stolen in Johannesburg 21 years ago could hardly believe her ears when police told her it had been found in KwaZulu-Natal.

Giyani-to-Cape Town walker energised by warm welcome in Kimberley

2017-03-22 14:43

The warmth and generosity of strangers in Kimberley has energised Nkosinathi Manganyi, who made a stop in the town on his 1 976km walk from Giyani to Cape Town.

 

Big hit for ex-addict

2017-04-18 06:01

A matric pupil from Retreat feels like she has been given another chance to bat in life by playing softball.

Special Easter surprise for family who survive off social grants

2017-04-14 09:29

For the first time in years, Berenice and Hilton Plaatjies’s children will have Easter eggs for Easter, thanks to News24 readers.

UKZN dropout uses tuckshop money to finally complete studies

2017-04-13 07:23

It cost Mervin Chetty R280 to start a tuck shop in his mother's kitchen that would eventually go on to pay for his bachelor's degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

UWC graduate becomes first black African woman to earn a biotech honours cum laude

2017-04-12 10:32

Sinazo Bali, 23, from the University of the Western Cape, has become the first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree in biotechnology cum laude.

Training programme provides big dreams for small town boy

2017-04-10 10:32

As a child growing up in the small town of Zoar, Ryan Adams had two dreams: to one day be a policeman serving his tiny community, and to be the first rapper from the former mission station to make it big.

Cape Town teen uses birthday to uplift girls

2017-04-05 22:40

Avantika Naidoo is a teen who sacrificed her birthday to support girls' healthcare and education.

Book club in Lower Crossroads a novel approach to building confidence

2017-04-05 08:48

Every Saturday morning the KwaFaku Vulindlela Reading Club not only opens its doors, but a world of reading, to dozens of children in Lower Crossroads, a township in Cape Town.

Sweet side of Bonteheuwel's most celebrated chefs

2017-04-01 10:58

Two Cape Town aunties whose passion for food has seen their debut cookbook become a bestseller, are branching out to help amateur bakers make everything from Malay koesiesters to bread pudding.

Conjoined KZN twins doing well after surgery

2017-03-22 22:48

Conjoined twins Nkosingiphile and Simphiwe Mbuyisa are doing well after they were separated in a 13-hour operation by a team of specialists.

Kimberley's inmates say book club keeps them mentally fit

2017-03-17 10:38

Residents serving time behind the high walls of the Kimberley prison have turned to books to keep mentally fit, in preparation for a better life once released.

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