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I was just doing my job - waitress who read menu to blind patrons

2016-07-23 14:43

With the country caught in the euphoria of Mandela month and giving 67 minutes to a worthy course, a waitress in Pretoria has earned herself great reviews by just doing her job.

They are angels of the planet to say yes - Organ Donor Foundation on boy's heart transplant

2016-07-21 07:27

A 7-year-old old boy who this week had a donated heart successfully transplanted in Cape Town can consider himself "very, very lucky", says the Organ Donor Foundation.

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WATCH: How becoming friends with a homeless person changed this man's life

We speak to Alain Fleischmann a Cape Town resident who became friends with Martin Daniels, a homeless man living under his balcony. Watch the two tell us how their lives have changed.

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WATCH: How this man ended up homeless

We speak to homeless man Martin Daniels about how he ended up living on the streets. Watch.

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Scientific breakthrough after SA boy finds turtle fossil

2016-07-19 12:43

A fossil discovery by an 8-year-old South African boy has helped scientists redefine why turtles have shells.

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From gangster to 'gangstar'

2016-07-19 10:17
From gangster to 'gangstar'

We speak to Farrol Moses, an ex-gang leader who has turned his life around. Watch him tell his story, from doing drugs, to running gangs in prison, to completely changing his life.

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Big dreams for Oudtshoorn's would-be cricket stars

2016-07-13 17:57

They play cricket with self-made, taped-up cricket bats and a tennis ball. But the skill they show on their gravel patch field in Oudtshoorn could rival that of those privileged to play on lush green pitches.

Cape Town teen dancers ready to dance their way to the top

2016-07-13 12:51

South African-born international ballet choreographer Terrence Etheridge is helping a group of aspiring dancers from poorer parts of Cape Town to hone their skills .

How one man plans to create Olympic swimmers in Stellenbosch township

2016-07-08 11:13

When Songo Fipaza looks at the puddles of rainwater gathered on a vacant lot in Kayamandi, he sees more than mud and intermittent patches of grass.

I want to achieve something – promising Northern Cape teen athlete

2016-07-07 09:48

In a small Northern Cape town where many youngsters spend their spare time drinking and smoking, teenager Gianno Peddy wants to break the mould and be a role model through his running.

 
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It's not all bad news out there. Watch our selection of this week's feel-good news videos...

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Dad cries with relief after 7-year-old son gets new heart

2016-07-20 07:25

A 7-year-old boy got a once-in-a-lifetime Mandela Day gift when he received a new heart.

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CT resident befriends homeless person, body corporate not happy

Cape Town resident, Alain Fleischmann has made an unlikely friend in the homeless man living beneath his balcony, Martin Daniels. Watch.

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An unlikely friendship: CT resident befriends homeless man living under his balcony

We speak to Alain Fleischmann and Martin Daniels, friends that met under unusual circumstances. Watch.

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WATCH: 'Being in prison changed my life'

We speak to Chumani Ndzla, an ex-gang member who served time in prison. Today he has turned his life around with the help of Message Trust, an organisation that commits themselves to rehabilitating ex-convicted criminals and providing employment for them.

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'Prison is the result of something way deeper'

We speak to Preston Jongbloed from Message Trust South Africa, an organisation that dedicates themselves to transforming ex-convicted criminals and finding them meaningful employment. Watch.

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Medic miraculously saves distressed baby still attached to mom

2016-07-13 12:51

A Durban paramedic's determination to save a premature baby who was in distress for more than 10 minutes led to a miraculous save.

PICS: Rescue team 'put own lives on line' to save Stellenbosch student

2016-07-11 11:44

A helicopter has descended into a deep ravine in the Jonkershoek Mountains in Stellenbosch to airlift a hiker who had broken several bones in a fall.

Takkie Wash entrepreneur: 'Don't say there's no job, God gave you hands'

2016-07-08 09:04

Three young Evaton residents have started a "Takkie Wash" to earn themselves some money, and have been surprised by its success.

Convicted killer goes from bricklayer to artist

2016-07-07 09:43

Convicted killer Winston X never thought his love for painting the sights of the Riebeek Valley would one day see him showcased alongside established artists, let alone help him earn a salary to put food on the table.

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