WATCH: Iron Boy saves Sydney

2016-02-11 11:58

A seriously ill Australian boy has been granted his wish to become a superhero like Iron Man, with police staging an elaborate event on the Sydney Opera House steps as Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr tweeted his support.

'I kind of gave up on Harvard' - Umlazi teen who won scholarship

2016-02-10 08:58

A straight A matriculant from a Durban township who has won a scholarship to study at the prestigious Harvard University in the US, says aspiring youngsters must go out there and seek opportunity.

Durban matric pupil takes on 26km swim for charity

2016-02-02 11:54

Durban matric pupil Reegan Tait says he is going take on the 26km swim at the Midmar Mile this year - all in the name of charity.

Sick pets get a free ride in Vrygrond

2016-02-02 10:01

Eric Ndzube works for TEARS, driving a mobile clinic collecting dogs and cats for sterilisation, injections and educating pet owners in Cape Town's Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Vrygrond areas.

Sobantu pupils top 45 nations, have Dubai in their sights

2016-02-01 10:02

A research project on sustainable living may have earned three Pietermaritzburg pupils and their teacher a trip to Dubai.

Accountant becomes gardener because he can't find work

2016-01-29 12:30

A KZN woman has made it her mission to find her gardener another job after he revealed he was a qualified accountant who has been unable to find work.

Ironman triathletes stop race to save pair from drowning

2016-01-27 12:28

Two participants and a referee in the Ironman triathlon in East London interrupted their race to save two youths caught in a rip current.

Help this good Samaritan reunite these people with their camera

2016-01-26 13:58

A good Samaritan is on a mission to ensure two holidaymakers are reunited with their lost camera and holiday photographs.

SA actress hailed a hero for tracking down lost wallet's owner

2016-01-25 11:30

Not all heroes wear capes. Some are just normal South African citizens who love doing good. Like Andrea Dondolo, who tracked down a man who had left his wallet in a trolley at OR Tambo International Airport.

5-year-old's thank you card overwhelms Simonsberg firefighter

2016-01-22 10:38

Firefighter Charlton Matthyse says a thank you card from a 5-year-old girl helped him make it through a 48-hour shift - during which his team managed to bring the Simonsberg fire under control.


I didn't want the child to die - hero hotel manager

2016-02-10 15:27

Umhlanga Sands Guest Services manager Meresh Sukdeo has been lauded as a hero after resuscitating a 7-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the beachfront resort’s pool at the weekend.

Secret Sunrise: SA's new pre-work party scene

2016-02-05 09:57

"It is a sober, morning dance party... with a little bit of imagination, a whole bunch of crazy people," says one of the people attending a Secret Sunrise event in Johannesburg.

Qualified KZN accountant leaves his gardening days behind

2016-02-02 11:28

Bongani Mtolo, the KwaZulu-Natal accountant who became a gardener because he could not find a proper job, has landed a job as a bookkeeper.

Dad delivers baby while stuck in gridlocked Joburg traffic

2016-02-01 21:15

A father had to deliver his baby daughter in his car after the couple were caught in an early morning traffic jam while en route to hospital.

Eskom security guard's long ride to law degree

2016-02-01 07:11

A Koeberg security guard has worked long and hard to make his dreams come true. And now he is the proud holder of a Bachelor of Law degree.

New leash on life for 'yucky' death row dog

2016-01-28 07:50

After being dumped at a vet to be put down because he was "yucky", Nik Nak the death row dog is alive and kicking in his forever home in Cape Town.

Cows hold solution to SA's power crisis, says UFS researcher

2016-01-27 09:14

A young researcher at the University of Free State is looking at ways of solving the county's electricity crisis using an unusual energy source - cow dung.

KZN firefighter hailed for saving girl from drowning

2016-01-26 12:30

A KwaZulu-Natal firefighter is being celebrated after he saved a 15-year-old girl from drowning.

Readers donate science equipment to Bergville school

2016-01-22 13:26

Two News24 users will donate science laboratory equipment to Amangwane High School in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, where the principal has produced a 92% matric pass rate despite limited resources.

Brave dog dies saving pregnant owner from cobra

2016-01-21 12:39

A brave Jack Russell terrier has been hailed as a hero after being killed while protecting his heavily pregnant owner and her young daughter from a Cape cobra.

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