Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Instead of accepting gifts, a couple asked their wedding guests to donate money settle students' fee debts at their alma mater, Rhodes University.
A proud child of the Cape Flats' interest in the language spoken in the streets he calls home has opened him up to a world of opportunities.
When he recently received a generous tip of R5000, Murphy Masenga extended that generosity by sharing it amongst his fellow workmates.
Birthday wishes have poured in for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who has turned 88.
A Twitter user has shared photographs of a Johannesburg Metro Police Department officer on his knees, helping a motorist to change a tyre.
One man's burst pipe turned into another's car wash in Sandton, Johannesburg on Thursday.
Nineteen-year-old Kgaugelo Neville Ngomane has won a prestigious environmental photographic competition with his powerful image of a rhino dehorning.
It's the small things that make SA home - the friendly greeting you get from a cashier, being escorted by a taxi driver while lost in Joburg and trying to establish along with the rest of social media if Hugo ever phoned the police after that brawl.
A University of Stellenbosch student's hobby has turned into a full-blown business after creating edible straws that would allow people to enjoy their drinks and still be environmentally-conscious.
A charity drive in a modified VW Beetle across Africa and Europe coupled with a radio initiative to raise money for life-saving heart surgeries for children in Southern Africa have managed to raise nearly R3m for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.
Captain Simon Motolla was attending a wedding more than 300km away when he drove back to the capital city to help capture a wanted murder suspect who had been on the run for over a year.
An Atteridgeville woman has turned to baking biscuits to raise the money needed to get her niece through flight school to achieve her dream of becoming a pilot.
Like many of his peers this great grandfather from Pretoria enjoys walking and birding, but unlike his peers, Andries Conradie recently became the oldest man to obtain a PhD at the University of South Africa. Watch.
Career policeman Frederick "FC" van Wyk is no stranger to tackling criminals, but he put himself to a different test when he defended SA from tourists speaking badly about his country at an embassy stall at the Rugby World Cup.
While most 7-year-olds are playing with Lego blocks, one grade R pupil is fast becoming a highly rated chess champion.
A Florida police officer is getting praise for darting into a busy interstate to rescue a dog that had just been hit by a car. WATCH NOW.
Simon's Town's iconic dog statue, Just Nuisance, will receive a new cap and collar on Heritage Day, after his originals were ignominiously stolen in May.
An unemployed KwaZulu-Natal father of two went the extra mile after he found a woman's wallet and held onto it for a month until he was able to return it.
A Grade 11 Hoërskool Schweizer-Reneke pupil is hoping to find a way to help amputees to not spend hundreds of thousands of rand on prosthetics.
Kelly Malan, 35, was en-route to her family doctor after she had been informed by her daughter's teacher that she had become sick twice at the school on that day.
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