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This past week the group, going by the name of Samora Community Action Network (CAN), prepared 250 hot meals daily, Monday through Friday, helping particularly the elderly and children at need.
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Lockdown love seems to be in the air for the resident black eagle couple in Roodekrans as all indications are that a chick could join the feathered family soon.
The designer has found a glimmer of hope amid the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa.
It took four hours, the use of 153 rooms on 15 floors of Southern Sun's Elangeni hotel and 23 floors of the Maharani hotel, to light up the Durban beachfront in the shape of a heart during the Covid-19 national lockdown.
A group of women in Alexandra, Gauteng, is creating home-made masks for their community, while earning an income for their families.
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Readers respond to Jeep Gladiator's SA debut.
"We are destitute, parents are desperate and children are frustrated."
Nadiya Hussain has a new show.
The importance of additional sleep during a pandemic.
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'I’m readier than I’ve ever been before.'
It started as one face mask for a friend now 'The Bachelor SA' contestant Jessica Ross has people from all over the country ordering a mask.
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Her husband gave her money to do her hair, but she opted to use it to buy seeds and start her garden.
In South Africa, many girls miss some days of school each month because they can't afford sanitary pads.
When seven-year-old Nkosana Buthelezi learnt about Covid-19 in school, he felt a sudden rush of concern.
Cape Town-born Suleiman Samaai met with an accident that left him with severe brain injury and physical disability. Now, more than 20 years later, he has managed to beat the odds, join a running club, and complete numerous races.
Revellers at the Ultra South Africa music festival in Johannesburg made a quadriplegic man's night unforgettable when they lift him up so he could see the stage.
When Mohammed Iqbal Kasker, a Capetonian on his way to mosque, got stuck on the busy Koeberg Interchange last week, he was not expecting a student metro police officer to go above and beyond to help him out.
Channel24 met up with the pupils from the Ron Clark Academy in Soweto, Johannesburg, to chat about their viral video and their time in the country.
South Africa's number one ranked fencer in the women's sabre category, Nomvula Mbatha, has secured funding that will see her travel to an Olympic qualifier in Cairo, Egypt, this April.
Shot in 37 different locations, with a slew of local stars, speaking a variety of languages, the show is finally premiering to a worldwide audience on Netflix.
A man's kindness has changed the attitude and prospects of a group of children who were causing trouble in the Garden Route town of Sedgefield.
Most of the pupils who enter the container classroom are probably older than their 25-year-old English teacher Cohen Charles.
When faced with unemployment, 27-year-old Itumeleng Lekomanyane, did not sit idly by. He made a plan. With the last R800 in his pocket he opened a sandwich business to try and make ends meet for himself and his 3-year-old-daughter.
South Africa's youth faces one of the highest unemployment rates in the world - but this simple board game could be part of up-skilling for a future-fit workforce.
Scholar Dr Marko Svicevic has set a new record for the youngest person to ever obtain a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Law.
11 February is 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science'. Check out how Ford SA supports the initiative.
The Siyazama Community Food Garden in Khayelitsha has changed a group of local women's lives, with a ripple effect on the surrounding community.
Siyamthanda Mtyeku studied for matric in the one-roomed shack he shares with four other people in Marikana informal settlement in Cape Town - and passed with seven distinctions.
Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs went the extra mile to surprise a lifelong fan during his farewell from the University of Pretoria.
A police flying squad member in Port Elizabeth gets a brand new car from Police Minister Bheki Cele in recognition of his visible policing skills and fearlessness.
Associate Professor Salome Maswime is a dreamer who is reimagining patient-centred healthcare.
The plan is to grow over 120 000 trees that will be used to create The Great Labyrinth of Africa in Stellenbosch, situated on the Stellenbosch Bridge Smart City development.
She first got into farming through a garden at a nearby school, where she planted spinach, lettuce, carrots, beetroot, and several other leafy greens.
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".
Limpopo matriculant Tiyani Mbendzani lost his sight in Grade 5, but that didn't stop him
being among the country's top 30 achievers.
Hailing from the deep rural village of Lower Kroza Location in the Eastern Cape in a single-parent-headed household of six, she had all the reasons to laden her path with excuses but she didn’t.
A brother and sister who were separated as children more than 20 years ago, finally met face to face again over Christmas.
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.
Franco Bassi is on a mission to find his Cinderella - a mystery man he met at a Krispy Kreme outlet, who quickly disappeared, leaving behind a glass slipper in the form of a blurry picture.
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.
"When I told her of my plans, the relief she expressed was immense... Flora is a special part of our family." Local mom Lauren says her son's nanny is more than just an employee and buying a bigger home to include her was a no-brainer.
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.
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.
From a very young age, Msa Mesatywa would watch the evening news and grew an interest in financial issues and the economy.
Here's a line-up of the upcoming South African movies set to be released next year.
John Krasinski wants you to know, "No matter how dark it gets, there’s always good in the world."
Lockdown is here and while we are all at risk of contracting the virus, we can’t allow fear to overwhelm us. We have to stay optimistic.
Pathology services have become increasingly crucial as the medical fraternity races to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections and find a vaccine.
'It's up to us to help'.
Rural children in Limpopo now have access to state of the art computer labs that will give them the tools to become skilled in digital technologies.
Walter Sisulu University alumnus and former University Sports South Africa boxing chairperson Lonwabo Mafunda is paying it forward by donating money to help clear students' historical debt.
Cindy Engelbrecht previously represented South Africa at the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome (SU-DS) World Championships in Athletics in Portugal, where she made the podium for three different events.
After serving time in jail for violent crimes, baristas at Gangstar Café in Cape Town are now serving up hot cups of java instead.
Claire Brear took on the daunting adventure of hiking the country's Te Araroa Trail.
"My teaching strategy is a combination of drama therapy, exercise warm ups and dance. I once was involved with the arts society at CPUT and learned many things there that can heal a soul,"
Tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has honoured the efforts of South African Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso to eliminate child stunting by 2030.
Michael Willemse, 67, realises his dream of studying at an institution of higher learning 50 years after passing matric.
"It is hectic," says Abdurahiem de Klerk, 61, weeks after qualifying as a teacher and taking up a post at a primary school in Cape Town.
Inspired by pushing her willpower to its limits and the need to give back to South Africans less fortunate than herself, marathon runner Nontu Mgabhi has run seven marathons on seven continents over seven days.
A Cape Town teenager who achieved seven distinctions in matric in tough living conditions, will be able to fulfil his dream of studying medicine after an organisation heard about his story and offered him a six-year scholarship.
Five months ago, Llewellyn Barnes was a homeless man, living on the streets of Pretoria and now he will compete in a Sunshine Senior Golf Tour event.
Nine women and seven men have began their studies at the Tourvest Field Guide Academy which opened its doors in September 2019.
The Streetscapes garden in Vredehoek assists homeless people through simple interventions, such as helping them get their IDs, reports GroundUp.
This week, for the first time ever an all-women brigade of firefighters, called Team Juliet, joined the efforts to contain the Noordhoek wetlands blaze, which had been raging since Sunday.
A Durban grandfather and cancer survivor, who trekked more than 550km across India for charity, says the mental determination to raise funds for those in need helped push him past the finish line.
Breast surgeon, Dr Liana Roodt, is leading the fight for women with breast cancer in South Africa’s public health care.
A Wakkerstroom woman who missed her flight was set to spend the night at OR Tambo International Airport, but a kind man took pity on her and paid for her overnight accommodation.
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.
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.
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.
Lomso Dumezweni from Dutywa in the Eastern Cape has been selected as one of the country's 33 top achieving pupils from the matric class of 2019 and is a step closer to achieving his goal of becoming a medical doctor.
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Ntombizandile 32 weeks pregnant routine check-up took a complete different direction when she got to her consultation and had to be admitted right away.
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"We were so shocked when the doctor told us it is cancer. It was something I had never thought about, because nobody in my family has ever had it."
Christmas came early for 363 clients at a PEP Stores branch in Mossel Bay, Western Cape.
A book a day, prepares a child for the rest of her life.
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.
This is the story of how a group of young people took the world by storm in 2019.
A Durban paramedic has risked his life to save a dog from a burning and collapsing shoe factory in Shetland Road, Wentworth, south of Durban.
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