Unemployed doctoral graduate to test the waters after finally landing internship

2017-09-21 07:03

One of the youngest doctoral graduates from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology is expected to report for the first day of his new internship at the City of Cape Town.

Boy found unharmed after getting lost in dense forest

2017-09-18 19:41

A boy who went missing while playing with his friend has been found unharmed after spending more than eight hours alone in the wilderness.

New home for disabled Gugulethu mother

2017-09-13 08:32

After suffering in a tiny shack, with not enough food and no electricity, Cynthia Ntunje, has found a new home with Catholic nuns in Khayelitsha.

Talented PMB pupil excels despite heart condition

2017-09-06 12:52

A Newholme Primary School pupil, who was diagnosed with the rare Kawasaki disease at the age of one in 2006, has gone on to defy the odds and excel at sports.

'I didn't lose sight of my dreams,' says 69-year-old PhD graduate

2017-09-04 07:08

Recent PhD graduate Lulama Ngalo-Morrison, 69, says she never lost sight of her dream to get a doctorate, and sees education as a liberation tool.

Former Cape Flats grass cutter receives PhD

2017-08-31 06:11

A UWC PhD graduate, who was once a grass cutter for the South African Navy, says his high school teacher motivated him to rise above his poverty-stricken community.

Stranger 'just trying to be a good citizen' tracks down woman to return stolen purse

2017-08-28 12:54

A woman says her faith in humanity has been restored after a stranger went out of his way to return her stolen purse, after finding it on the side of the road.

Visually-impaired woman, 51, passes matric

2017-08-25 10:01

Mitchells Plain housewife Sadia Daniels, 51, is visually impaired, but has finally managed to complete matric.

From shack to silver shovel: Nyanga residents excited about new housing project

2017-08-23 05:18

At the age of 53, Matthew Lacky can finally start dreaming of the day he can move his family out of their shack and into a new housing project in Nyanga,Cape Town.

The farmer, the robber and the taxi brigade

2017-08-15 15:14

A farmer from Mpumalanga still can’t believe what happened to him when his cellphone was stolen in eMalahleni last week.


Mpumalanga maths guru launches free classes for young pupils

2017-09-20 06:50

Jerry Mbowane, who has helped matriculants in Mpumalanga pass with distinctions in maths and science for decades, has launched a new learning project targeting younger pupils.

'The country's future lies in deeds like this' - coach says about Samaritan runner

2017-09-13 11:20

The coach of a cross country athlete who was helped up by another runner after collapsing during a race has said that the county's future lies in deeds like this.

From war in DRC to swimming the open ocean

2017-09-12 06:13

He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and travelled 3 400km to Cape Town. Now, almost five years after getting asylum, Arafat Gatabazi will embark on a 12km swim from Robben Island to Sea Point to raise funds for a crèche in Khayelitsha.

3-year-old boy plays outside for first time this year after bone marrow transplant

2017-09-06 12:07

It was a special weekend for a 3-year-old boy who, for the first time in a year, could lie on the lawn, look at the sky, and laugh and play with one of his sisters, following a bone marrow transplant.

Good Samaritan thanks his 'guardian angel' after hijacker pulls gun on him

2017-09-01 16:18

A Good Samaritan who thought he was going to the aid of a motorist who had driven into a ditch, is thanking his guardian angel after he escaped unharmed when the man produced a gun and pulled the trigger.

'Little Fighter' set to hear for the first time after beating the odds

2017-08-30 06:49

In just a few weeks, little Egan Pillay from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal will hear for the first time.

Old Mutual backtracks and pays widow of murdered Cape Town man

2017-08-25 14:31

Old Mutual has honoured Atlantis widow Renei Kruger's claim from her murdered husband's life policy, after initially rejecting it because he had supposedly not declared that he was being treated for diabetes.

From operating theatre cleaner to registered nurse

2017-08-24 09:07

If you have a dream, do not expect someone else to give it to you on a silver platter, says Caroline Plaatjies, a mother of three who has finally achieved her long-time dream of becoming a registered nurse.

Dog makes lucky escape from drowning

2017-08-16 13:45

He's cheated death and he’s one Lucky hound.

Traumatic separation for owner and donkey-child after years of being together

2017-08-15 06:49

The special bond between Judith Hopley, 76, and her beloved 38-year-old donkey Genevieve has come a long way.

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