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Pocket money challenge to help feed hungry children

2015-08-29 09:16

One child is challenging other children to help her change her community - one hungry tummy at a time.

Proteas claim series win

2015-08-26 20:27

The Proteas have won their ODI series against New Zealand after beating the visitors in the third and final match in Durban.

Car recovered after 22 years could be given away

2015-08-26 10:43

After being reunited with his car that was stolen 22 years ago, Derrick Goosen has undertaken to assist the person who was driving the car when it was recovered.

Support for crash victims’ families after appeal on Facebook page

2015-08-21 10:23

A Ballito businesswoman says she has been “overwhelmed” by the support of residents wanting help the surviving victims of the horrific taxi-train accident earlier this week.

Nurse combines passion with business

2015-08-18 21:15

A nurse has turned her passion into a small business by offering health services to women in Klerksdorp in the North West.

Missing dog rescued from snare

2015-08-18 09:34

After five days of being trapped in a snare without food or water, Legs, a one-year-old Great Dane, has been reunited with his family.

NSRI team given award for rescuing kite flyer

2015-08-18 08:03

An NSRI team has been given a silver gallantry award by the institute for saving a man who nearly drowned while trying to recover his kite in Camps Bay in January.

Teen rescuer: Drowning man was saying 'help, help'

2015-08-18 08:03

A Grade 8 pupil who saved a man from drowning has been given an award by the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Patient donates metal rod to doctors who removed it from his body

2015-08-14 17:37

Seven months ago engineering supervisor Daniel de Wet was impaled by a 1.8m long metal rod called a "gwala". Now that gwala stands in the reception area at Netcare Milpark Hospital as a reminder that miracles do happen.

Ex-war dog Django enjoying domestic life in SA

2015-08-12 11:59

Happy war dog Django is settling into domestic life in South Africa having swapped army troops for monkey troops in the garden he now lives in.

 

Maasai Cricket Warriors bring change one game at a time

2015-08-27 12:59

Kenya's Maasai Cricket Warriors, in South Africa for two friendlies, do more than just play cricket; they are involved in campaigning against social ills, including female genital mutilation.

Fifty shades of adult colouring books

2015-08-26 13:37

Whether for relaxation, an escape or a means of entertainment, adult colouring books are quite the trend and South Africans have eagerly joined the queue with their khokis and crayons.

Tracking company employee saves suicidal woman

2015-08-24 21:09

Car tracking companies are better known for finding stolen cars, but a worried Empangeni mother found that they also save lives.

Twist of fate sees goat kids saved from the knife

2015-08-20 15:52

A farmer planned to slit the throats of two new-born goat kids because he had no use for males that could not produce milk. But, then they were saved in a weird twist of fate.

Dilapidated Soweto school gets a helping hand

2015-08-18 11:42

An interior design company has offered to help spruce up Megatong Primary School in Soweto, which over the years has become dilapidated because of a lack of funding.

The waves were like buildings - NSRI rescuer

2015-08-18 08:03

Battling waves that looked like a "double-storey building" to save a hypothermic paddler off the Port Elizabeth coast was the closest he has come to watching someone die, National Sea Rescue Institute member Hans-Daniel Heimann says.

We were glad to save lives - SA Navy captain

2015-08-18 08:03

SA Navy captain Musawenkosi Nkomonde says he and his crew were proud to be able to rescue the crew of a yacht during the Cape to Rio race in January last year.

Thelma and Louise find new home

2015-08-17 10:01

Best friends Thelma and Louise, the large Boerboel and the smiley Dachshund, have found their “forever home” after their previous owners abandoned them on a KwaZulu-Natal farm.

Curious case of the missing box solved 17 years later

2015-08-13 20:43

The adage “return to sender” was embodied in an extraordinary story, with a misplaced box of precious keepsakes returned to its rightful owner 17 years after it went missing.

Two decades-old promise fulfilled as widow gets home ownership

2015-08-12 11:52

A 20-year-old promise made by a husband to his wife was finally fulfilled when the Human Settlements Department handed her the title deeds to her house.

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