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WATCH: This French bulldog's incredible football skills rival Messi's footwork

2019-05-22 13:39

This guy's got skills – and he just happens to have four legs and a tail too!

‘It’s this big’ – oldest living man gets two flat screen TVs as late birthday gifts

2019-05-19 12:00

Fredie Blom’s 115-year-old eyes have never worn spectacles, but he was used to squinting through the snow as he watched his favourite programmes on his ancient TV.

Saray Khumalo becomes first black SA woman to conquer Mount Everest

2019-05-16 07:47

South African Saray Khumalo has reached the highest point on the planet becoming the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest.

'He doesn't want to accept he is old, let alone the oldest man in the world' - SA man celebrates 115th birthday

2019-05-12 12:14

If wisdom comes with age, he could be the wisest person in the world, Fredie Blom jokes. Believed to be the oldest man alive, the oupa from Delft on the Cape Flats celebrated his 115th birthday on election day.

Local dancer who lost his leg to bone cancer dances to his own tune

2019-05-03 15:45

He lost a leg due to bone cancer but that hasn't stopped this talented young dancer from moving with effortless grace on stage – crutches and all!

Rhodes students' tech waste management system puts them in line for R14m international prize

2019-05-01 15:00

Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students have come out tops in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system, putting them in line to win a R14.3m startup injection for their business idea.

UJ honours NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, aged 100

2019-04-30 08:37

Katherine Johnson, known for her pioneering work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has received an honorary degree from the University of Johannesburg at the age of 100.

Six-year-old turns school project into a business

2019-04-27 16:28

Six-year-old Omphile turned a school project into a stationery business. Now he wants to employ and empower other youngsters.

Father of heroic boy, who gave his life to save drowning friend, receives national order for bravery

2019-04-25 15:43

The father of late 9-year-old Thapelo Tambani says he is still in pain over the death of his heroic son, but remains comforted by the 2019 national Order of Mendi for Bravery bestowed upon him by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Spur waiter who got R4 tip has big dreams after strangers donate R4 444

2019-04-20 12:44

Xolani Mbalo, who initially was left with just a R4 tip, was shocked when people left him R4 444 and a kind note. He reads the note to keep motivated.

 

'Hero' security guard returns pensioner's R1300 that she forgot in her shopping trolley at a Pretoria mall

2019-05-21 13:48

It's been a week since a Good Samaritan "restored my faith in humanity", says a 65-year-old pensioner from Pretoria who still gets emotional when speaking of the "heroism" of a security guard at a local mall.

5 things to know about Saray Khumalo, the first black SA woman to reach top of Mount Everest

2019-05-16 14:29

South African Saray Khumalo has made history, reaching the highest point on the planet at 05:15 SA time, becoming the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest.

WATCH: Quick-thinking bus driver stops schoolboy from being hit by car

2019-05-13 08:45

A quick-thinking school bus driver stops a pupil from stepping out in front of a passing car.

Free State woman and her terrified Labrador reunited after crash

2019-05-10 14:15

With red dust from the crash still hanging in the air, Suné Roux had just one concern: her fear-stricken dog had fled the scene.

Alexandra born equestrians on his dream for horse riding – ‘I want to see more jockeys of colour’

2019-05-03 08:30

Oscar Ncube is mentoring a new generation of equestrians at his horse riding school in Gauteng.

Policewoman bags shooting medals 5 years after losing nerves in hands in brutal attack

2019-04-30 16:19

Port Elizabeth detective Samantha Mclean who was stabbed in the face, body and fingers in 2014, was told she would never shoot again, but she beat the odds and bagged three medals at a competition this weekend.

WATCH: SA youth choir delights fellow passengers with impromptu performance aboard delayed flight to Atlanta

2019-04-29 15:21

The Ndlovu Youth Choir delighted travellers on route to the United States by breaking into song on a delayed flight.

SA hails nation's maths teacher William Smith after national order honour

2019-04-25 18:29

The mathematics teacher that many South Africans grew up with, William Smith, was honoured with a National Order award on Thursday for his excellent contribution to the teaching and demystification of the subject.

WATCH: UCT students build SA's first jumping robot

2019-04-23 10:17

UCT's Dr Amir Patel and his team of engineering students have built South Africa's first jumping robot, to further the general state of research within robotics as we know it. Watch.

Heroic man catches toddler falling from balcony

2019-04-18 12:38

A two-year-old boy, who dangled from a second-floor balcony before suddenly plunging to the ground, was caught by a heroic passerby.

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