Debora Patta nominated for a news Emmy

2015-07-31 08:39

Debora Patta has been nominated for a news Emmy for her work as the Africa correspondent for the American TV network CBS's evening news.

Durban boy makes girl's matric dance dreams a reality

2015-07-26 13:37

A Durban North scholar, who made a public appeal for a matric dance partner who had never had the opportunity to attend one before, has made one girl's dream come true.

Cataract surgery: Doctor's gift of light

2015-07-23 10:30

After being elbowed in the eye and developing a cataract, Thabo Ramushu was forced to write his matric exams with minimal vision. But thanks to surgery, he can live a normal life again.

Cop goes an extra mile to help man get an ID

2015-07-16 19:08

A young Kagiso man, who almost killed himself after spending three years trying to get an ID book, can finally get on with his life after a policewoman in the Krugersdorp suburb went the extra mile.

Animal activist is Bloem's biggest superhero

2015-07-16 12:18

In the movies superheroes have big muscles and superpowers, but one of Bloemfontein’s real-life superheroes comes in the shape of a little old lady with a big love for animals.

Foreign hiker rescued in bold helicopter hoist

2015-07-15 15:25

A French hiker who was stranded on a rocky ledge in the Drakensberg for more than 24 hours has been hoisted to safety in a bold helicopter rescue.

Thank you SA, says family who took in lost foreigners

2015-07-13 21:10

The KwaZulu-Natal family who opened their farm to 143 displaced foreigners last week has expressed gratitude to South Africans who heeded their call for assistance.

Children delighted after donors kit out their classroom

2015-07-13 07:22

Needy kids in Betrams, Johannesburg, struggled to contain their delight after News24 readers donated items such as crayons, books and furniture.

KFC makes donation after chicken slip-up

2015-07-10 10:49

A disgruntled customer who vowed never to eat KFC again after finding a feather in her chicken wing has inspired the fast-food chain to make a small donation to a charity.

Formerly neglected Zim diamond dog gets another chance to shine

2015-07-08 11:25

A terribly neglected bull mastiff dog who was found emaciated and tethered to a scrap car in a backyard in eastern Zimbabwe has been given a second chance at life.


SA filmmaker makes history at Venice Film Festival

2015-07-29 13:33

Oliver Hermanus has made history when his latest film was selected as the first ever South African film to compete for the top prize at the Venice International Film Festival.

Durban restaurant owner touched by policewoman's kindness

2015-07-24 14:20

An act of kindness by a Durban policewoman who comforted an old man at the police station has touched the heart of an Umhlanga restaurant owner.

Pupil wants to give someone the 'gift' of a matric ball

2015-07-23 07:24

A Durban North scholar is searching for a partner for his matric ball among the ranks of those who have never been able to attend a dance of their own.

Mandela Day: New hips, knees for 67 Worcester patients

2015-07-16 18:42

Sixty-seven Worcester residents will benefit from knee and hip replacements after a donation of arthroplasty implant sets, worth R1.7m, to the hospital for Mandela Day.

How kidnapped 'Baby B' was found

2015-07-16 05:43

This is the story of how police brought “Baby B” home after a massive joint operation that relied on a combination of sophisticated technology and good old fashioned detective work.

Help at hand for gogo

2015-07-14 06:42

A student has taken up the challenge to help the ­101-year-old woman whose house was destroyed in a fire last week.

Team to climb Kilimanjaro for rights of young girls

2015-07-13 14:15

A 35-strong team is flying to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to promote the rights of 270 000 young girls as they reach puberty.

Trash is a street person's currency in Somerset West

2015-07-10 21:12

A man has introduced an innovative bartering system for those who live on the streets of Somerset West. The maths is simple: A big municipal bag of litter buys a hot meal. Five bags equal a blanket to keep the wind and rain out.

Aid pours in after pic of Filipino boy studying on street goes viral

2015-07-10 09:28

A homeless Filipino boy has been overwhelmed with aid after a heart-wrenching photo of him studying on the pavement and using faint light from a McDonald's outlet went viral on the Internet.

Former beggar says first day in new job went 'very well'

2015-07-07 10:14

After months of begging for a job on the streets of Johannesburg, Joseph Phukubje says his first day at work was more than what he could have asked for.

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