I had given up on life, says beggar as he starts his first job

2015-07-06 08:31

A few days ago, Joseph Phukubje was one of scores of South Africans who beg at street corners in Johannesburg, but today the bright young man starts his first job.

Missing kid, mom reunited

2015-07-03 22:22

A Port Elizabeth girl who went missing in mid-June has been safely reunited with her mother.

Happy ending for dog-napped duo Zoey and Skippy

2015-07-03 07:48

In what has been described as a ­“gazillion to one chance”, a Pietermaritzburg family have been reunited with their two beloved dogs after they were dog-napped in a car stolen on May 28.

KZN guard unlikely hero for pro surfer

2015-07-02 18:10

A city security guard became an unlikely hero for an international surf star after finding the wave-rider's passports and ID documents that had been stolen out of a rental car last week.

Pirates claim vital away win

2015-06-27 18:27

Orlando Pirates have beaten AC Leopards in their CAF Confederation Cup clash in Dolisie, Congo-Brazzaville.

Boxer wins fight of his life - to give mom a prosthetic leg

2015-06-25 13:46

A young boxing champion's pledge to use his prize money to pay for a prosthetic leg for his mom touched not only her heart, but also caught the attention of a charity trust and its wealthy founders.

Rustenburg's helicopter man's dream comes true

2015-06-24 11:03

Get all the details from Vusimuzi Mbatha's dream first flight in a helicopter.

Man overjoyed as helicopter dream comes closer to reality

2015-06-23 07:26

The unemployed Rustenburg man who built a helicopter out of recycled materials is now going to go for a ride in the real thing, perhaps the very helicopter that inspired him to create his own.

Dream takes off for unemployed man who built helicopter

2015-06-21 07:30

The unemployed man who built a helicopter from recycled material outside his shack in the Siza informal settlement near Rustenburg is beaming with excitement after News24 users offered to change his life.

Love at first sight for boy and his sponsor

2015-06-17 19:54

A North-West boy who was born without a penis has finally met the woman who is sponsoring his medical trip to Cape Town. The two hugged and spent hours chatting and playing games.


Tjokkie the discarded dog gets new home

2015-07-05 14:49

A dog which had been dumped in the veld outside Pretoria with a pile of food and discarded will be adopted this week.

Cape Town taxi drivers go to business school

2015-07-03 08:13

Henry ‘Hawk’ Williams never finished matric. But he is one of 90 “senior” students applying their minds at UCT preparing to take on a role in the MyCiTi bus service.

Local comedian David Kibuuka to join Trevor Noah as staff writer on The Daily Show

2015-07-02 21:00

Ugandan-born South African comedian David Kibuuka will be joining Trevor Noah as a staff writer on The Daily Show.

Baby boy delivered at the Gauteng police station

2015-07-02 16:39

A police officer who helped deliver a baby at the Tarlton police station near Krugersdorp says he is not considering a career change just yet.

Surprise birth at Cradle of Humankind

2015-06-26 18:15

A baby girl has been born at the Cradle of Humankind while her mother was on a tour of the world famous Sterkfontein Caves.

Vusi soars to new heights with helicopter ride

2015-06-24 18:42

What came to Vusimuzi Mbatha in a dream has turned into an exhilarating reality when he finally took to the skies in a helicopter.

New start for dog found 'near death' on rubbish dump

2015-06-23 16:47

After being found on a rubbish heap in the middle of Newtown in the Western Cape, the three month old ball of energy recently adopted from the Domestic Animal Rescue Group is a far cry from the undernourished, flea-infested mutt rescued only two months ago.

Homeless given opportunity to shop at pop-up street mall

2015-06-22 14:03

Hundreds of homeless and unemployed people have flocked to a pop-up charity store in Johannesburg where they were able “shop” with dignity.

Jobless man builds helicopter with recycled material

2015-06-19 08:55

All he wanted to do was fly in a helicopter. So an unemployed man at Siza informal settlement near Rustenburg decided to follow his dream, and build his own helicopter.

News24 readers help the needy

2015-06-16 09:38

Over the last couple of months, News24 readers touched by the plight of South Africans have responded by opening their hearts and have also dug deep in their pockets to assist the needy.

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