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FEEL GOOD | 'It was tough!' 61-year-old's journey from drugs to teaching diploma, and the cyclists who got him over the first hill

2020-01-20 12:37

Abduragiem de Klerk thought he was going to die as he pedalled up a hill in his first cycle race on a bicycle he chose to buy one day instead of drugs to continue his habit.

FEEL GOOD | WATCH: Emotional next chapter for mom as 'miracle baby' heads to big school

2020-01-15 17:37

It was not just a big first day of school for young Zachary Williams, but also for his mom Lee-Anne, a survivor of cancer, who years ago underwent a groundbreaking procedure, and can now watch her "miracle baby" start the next chapter of his life.

FEEL GOOD | WATCH: This KZN teen helped his friend with cerebral palsy through matric

2020-01-14 07:10

A KwaZulu-Natal matriculant who was recently awarded for helping his friend with cerebral palsy throughout his high school career, says he did so because "it is the right thing to do".

WATCH | River flows in dry Karoo as rains bring some relief, hope

2020-01-08 22:05

While the Karoo continues to battle a hard-hitting drought, the sight of a river flowing after morning rains on Wednesday has brought a little bit of joy and relief.

FEEL GOOD | Siblings reunite over Christmas after more than 20 years apart

2020-01-03 06:00

A brother and sister who were separated as children more than 20 years ago, finally met face to face again over Christmas.

FEEL GOOD | After three Christmasses on the streets of Sandton, homeless man now has a roof over his head

2019-12-25 07:33

John Dube lived behind an electrical box for three years. Today, he enjoys the comfort of a beautiful room with an en-suite bathroom in a double-storey home.

FEEL GOOD | Happy rescue tails for puppy tied to gate and dog that spent 2 years at shelter

2019-12-22 07:58

The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa is preparing for a spike in the number of unwanted, stray, homeless and abused animals over the festive season.

WATCH | Wheelchair-bound dancer inspires the differently-abled through movement

2019-12-21 14:01

Twenty-nine-year-old Nadine Mckenzie never knew dance was an option for people living with disabilities. Her mindset quickly changed when she was introduced to the art form as a child. Watch.

Campus security guard graduates: 'There will be no uneducated person in my home'

2019-12-19 07:14

The thrill of graduation attire, being capped and looking out into the crowd to see family and friends beaming with pride is one to which Kwanele Mlinganiso does not mind getting addicted.

Beating the cycle of poverty: Dr Bike's passion is putting bread on the table

2019-12-16 07:01

Unlike a medical doctor who relies on a stethoscope as a tool of the trade, Dr Bike uses spanners to help his sick "patients".

 

Murder, gangsterism and tragedy: Meet the matriculants who just kept going

2020-01-17 06:00

Ridah Khan stands on the green lawns of the Western Cape premier's residence with photographers surrounding him, but less than two months ago the Atlantis matriculant had to write exams under police guard.

Back to school a jovial day for Soweto pupils as revamped primary school opens its doors

2020-01-15 13:53

It's a joyous day for pupils and parents at mega state-of-the-art school Noordgesig Primary in Diepkloof, Soweto, as the new school year starts at the revamped premises.

FEEL GOOD | 'Raging fire of hope' #ImStaying reaches 1 million followers

2020-01-10 07:02

Founder of social media group #ImStaying Jarrette Petzer is in a celebratory mode as the group has reached one million followers, spreading positivity in South Africa.

WATCH | ICYMI: Cape Town Street Parade in 60 seconds

2020-01-05 10:58

The streets of Cape Town were lined with families camping out on the sidewalk, excited to see the Cape Town Street Parade. Watch.

FEEL GOOD | From Siya to Zozibini - South Africans who gave us something to smile about in 2019

2019-12-31 06:00

Of the many issues that have gripped South Africa in 2019, there have been moments, thanks to the collective and individual brilliance and kindness of people, that have brought smiles to our faces.

'It's totally heartwarming' - double your bill challenge creator's kind gesture goes viral

2019-12-25 06:54

During a date with her husband at a restaurant in Durban, Nqobile Mseleku decided to put a smile on her waiter's face by doubling the bill in the form of a tip.

An angel on a microlight - How an early morning flight helped save a man's life in KZN

2019-12-21 20:10

A man who by chance took his microlight aircraft for a flight on Thursday from Balito to the Amatikulu area, says he stumbled upon a frightening discovery of body washed up on a stretch of beach.

From Miss to Mr to Dr: Transgender UCT graduand reflects on his dysphoria experiences

2019-12-20 08:10

When Velile Vilane began his decade-long experience as an undergraduate at UCT, he registered as Miss Velile Vilane. When he stepped into the Sarah Baartman Hall at his graduation ceremony he did so as Mr Vilane. And he left the university as Dr Vilane.

'I promised to show everyone. So I did' – student who has muscular dystrophy graduates

2019-12-18 07:14

He might not have been able to stand up, but when Phillip Mphela wheeled himself across the stage at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's summer graduation, the entire audience were up on their feet for a roaring ovation as he received his diploma in Applications Development.

WATCH | 'I had to drop out of school to help my dad put bread on the table' - This man worked at Ford SA for 47 years

2019-12-13 12:21

If there's one thing that people don't know about Ford South Africa, it's that their employees are extremely loyal. Graham Boswell is proof of that. He retired in September 2019 after having served the company for 47 years.

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