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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World’s first successful penile transplant performed in Cape Town

2015-03-13 14:21

The University of Stellenbosch’s faculty of medicine and health sciences has announced the performance of the world’s first successful penile transplant in Cape Town.

Pregnant woman airlifted over Cape fires to give birth

2015-03-05 11:54

A Noordhoek man has told how he took to social media to ask for help after realising he and his heavily pregnant wife were cut off by the fires raging in the area earlier this week, and wouldn't be able to get to hospital for their baby's scheduled birth.

Sharp drop in inflation

2015-02-18 11:33

The headline consumer price index (CPI) annual inflation rate has dropped 0.9% to reach 4.4% in January, Statistics SA says.

Free training for entrepreneurs

2015-02-03 15:30

The Seed Academy is offering entrepreneurial training and has more than R2.4m of sponsored training available for early stage tech and women entrepreneurs.


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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Penis transplant: Patient lost organ in botched initiation

2015-03-13 18:00

The recipient of the world's first successful penis transplant is a 21-year-old man who lost his penis due to severe complications following a traditional circumcision, surgeons say.

UK WWII pilot's wedding ring returned 70 years later

2015-03-10 10:07

The wedding ring of a British airman who disappeared during World War II was returned to his family 70 years after his plane crashed in the mountains of Albania.

Steyn fit for India clash

2015-02-20 07:05

South Africa's premier fast bowler Dale Steyn is fit to lead their attack in a key World Cup match against India.

Neccessity drives invention for SA power users

2015-02-15 09:28

Some South Africans know how to cope in times of darkness as can be seen by various innovations employed to cope with almost-daily load shedding.

Eskom: Customers helped end load shedding

2015-02-03 12:24

There may be a lesson in the aborted load shedding, as Eskom's spokesperson praised consumers for heeding the call to reduce their electricity consumption.

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