It's time the president began to take decisive decisions on his political appointees, who, in turn, must deal with the technocrats, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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South African author Kopano Matlwa's award-winning novel, 'Coconut' is being turned into a movie.
When a teenage mother unexpectedly went into labour three months prematurely, she had no idea that a chain of events that started months before would make all the difference to the survival of her tiny baby.
What does it take to be a lifeguard? A lot of hard work and dedication, according to these two Plett locals.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi could cap a memorable year in style after being nominated for the BBC Sports Star of the Year award.
The new Miss Universe showed her parents incredible gratitude to just hours before she won the pageant.
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Husband and wife team Wouter Bam, 29, and Louzanne Bam, 35, ended 2019 off with a bang. The power couple graduated simultaneously with PhDs in engineering at Stellenbosch University.
Remember his name. SA's Wade Young is one of SA's best motorsport athletes and he is only destined for even greater things. Young has won the 2019 Motul Roof of Africa in emphatic fashion, leading the three-day hard enduro event in Lesotho from start to finish.
Meet the student from Ivory Coast who has created an award-nominated African emoji app, Zouzoukwa.
While in a lot of pain following an accident in Nigeria, Louis de Jager had unexpected help from an SAA pilot while flying back home.
A laid-back Skyp chat with Ed Stoppard.
But still went on to surf the world championships!
Here's what other celebs did with their rings after they called off engagements.
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See Zozi shine!
Maybe it's time to get Sober Curious.
An incredibly rare showdown!
Much lower levels countrywide!
After wowing the judges and fans throughout the competition … managed to swoop the title, taking over from Catriona Gray.
Tucked away between a cluster of shacks, Fernando Mucavele created a palace in the middle of Joe Slovo Park. The builder who works on site, building homes for others, says he had a dream of creating a palace for himself.
Two years ago, Thanduxolo Sixaka helped an elderly couple put their shack up again after the wind blew it down. The grateful couple later gave him their booming meat business in return.
These ladies from Intsusa represent many people in South Africa who are dealing with trauma.
Lebo Magoma melted many hearts when he was captured in tears as World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi signed his rugby boots.
These women own South Africa's first eco-friendly brick company which manufactures bricks using sand and recycled plastic.
Door of Hope is a child-care organisation in Johannesburg that gives abandoned children new hope with forever families.
Twenty-two-year-old Sibongiseni Nkosi is proudly earning his keep as a petrol attendant after one act of kindness landed him the job.
He didn’t get interested in leather by choice, though.
Capetonian Shaygam Newman has scooped the Brian Davies Award which recognises outstanding work for animals in difficult and dangerous situations.
The choir and flautist Wouter Kellerman are making SA proud again!
Brave 18-month-old Grayson Marais from Port Elizabeth has experienced sound for the very first time.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi brought a special guest to the BrightRock Players Choice Awards in Johannesburg.
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Khama Billiat has taken time out from his busy playing schedule to donate R100 000 in sporting equipment to his former school.
We attended one of the glitziest events in food and captured some magical performances.
An anonymous donor dropped R120 000 towards a crowdfunding campaign, just hours after a story was published about the plight of former Robben Island prisoners who were struggling to make ends meet.
Hudson didn't let his wheelchair hold him back from travelling the word.
"I didn’t know what to think, I was happy. But I was shy and everyone was watching."
It was a dream come true for eight-year-old Kagiso Mathews, currently fighting cancer, as he received gifts and went for a spin in Porsche race car.
She was never ashamed of her job, even when other teenagers made fun of her.
Dzingira-junior Matenga's mom sent us this adorable video link of how his classmates reacted when he returned from Japan after watching the Rugby World Cup Final.
American TV personality Steve Harvey has sent a shoutout to 947 radio host, DJ Fresh, saying he's "got it".
"A bit of kindness goes a long way."
Was the threat of a good "patz" from one patriotic granny perhaps the motivation for Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus to get his substitutions strategy perfect? A heartwarming letter shared on the popular Facebook group #IAmStaying might prove to hold the clue.
The KFC couple, South Africa's favourite newly-weds-to-be, has been spotted enjoying their weekend at the Soweto derby on Saturday. 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.
The Masibulele Educare Centre has been rebuilt into an established building and officially opened on October 12, following a great effort to raise funds.
Supporters decked out in green and gold have gathered at the Union Buildings from early in the morning to send the Springboks off on their Webb Ellis trophy tour, which will be criss-crossing the country.
A former call centre agent turned teacher at an impoverished Cape Town school has helped connect his pupils to the future, by tapping into his connection with his former employer.
In keeping with the national mood of all things good and happy, the #KFCProposal video of a man proposing to his soon-to-be-wife has gone viral on social media, with some famous names offering "gifts" for the wedding.
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.
Charlize Theron was honoured by Hollywood Friday for a "fearless" career in which she tackled themes including sexual harassment long before the #MeToo movement up-ended the industry.
A friend of an 11-year-old chess whizz-kid has started a fundraiser so that her friend from Crossroads in Cape Town can travel to Namibia to compete in the African Youth Chess Tournament in December.
Hundreds of people gathered at Loftus Versfeld to watch the Springboks take on England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
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.
Within 24-hours of South African winning the Rugby World Cup, a group of Durban artists put their creative juices together to pay homage to a legendary victory.
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.
Cape Town's Ladles of Love soup kitchen was turned into a rugby fan lounge for Cape Town's homeless.
When a group of thugs attempted to mug a family on the N2 over the weekend, a woman bravely stood up to them and sent them packing.
A marching band walked a retiring Eastern Cape school principal home - and the tears flowed.
Jane is one of seven dogs in charge of sniffing out dangerous goods at Cape Town International Airport - watch how she does it.
The bank received the home loans as security for a lending deal.
“I have already started breeding Bonsmara cattle and my aim is to be a registered stud farmer by 21,” says Thabo Dithakgwe
Tebogo Mathe from Pretoria is the national winner of the 2019 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs.
Children are our future. And there is one Soweto-based Day Care Director who is making sure the seed of aviation is planted in the minds for a group of kids based in Dobsonville.
“Your attitude determines your altitude.”
Robbie Wessels loves as Siya Kolisi just as much as the rest of us!
The story behind the Jakes Gerwel Technical School is a heartwarming one. It is a story about ubuntu; a reflection of what happens when people with a similar vision unite.
16-year-old Joshwin Bock from Cloetesville, Stellenbosch, is a young man of very few words but his passion for cars and motorsport speaks volumes. His heart-warming story is awe-inspiring for any petrolhead.
To usher in the New Year, South Africa's favourite couple, Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi, have set December 31 as the day they will tie the knot for the second time.
The local comedian and host of 'The Daily Show' has posted a very gracious message to his fellow nominees and his mother.
When motorists pull up next to Sibongiseni Nkosi in Auckland Park, he smiles, waves and asks them about their day. But unlike a month ago, he does not have to beg them for food or small change.
Donning his South African flag with pride, Teddy Nzama has beaten 15 000 Starbucks employees to be crowned the best barista across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mom of eight, Claire Brauer, talked to Parent24 about her experience at Groote Schuur government hospital.
While attending the launch of the Bridges Music Academy in the Western Cape, rapper Sho Madjozi opened up about her own desire to start a similar project in her village in Limpopo.
The mother and baby have been found lying on the side of the road in Mitchells Plain and were transported to a nearby hospital.
As a Robben Island prisoner and former freedom fighter, 72-year-old Harold Matsididi has seen his fair share of torture, grief and loneliness. But he now has renewed hope.
SA's main airports have launched electric car charging parking bays. However, t one user's dismay, Cape Town International Airport's facilities were far from user-friendly.
Charlize Theron sings along to Boyz II Men’s 'End Of The Road' at her star-studded charity fundraiser for the youth of South Africa.
"I've heard about these surfers hundreds of kilometres from the ocean and I've decided I just have to meet them."
The competition saw Matapa Rikhotso hand over her crown to successor Jacqueline Ferns from Limpopo.
Radius Masukume, who was stabbed while trying to stop a woman from being raped in a field in Cape Town, has been nominated for a SA Men of the Year Award for his brave actions.
Sho Madjozi recently got the surprise of her life while performing on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
comedian and television host is making South Africa proud with this iconic moment on stage.
Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat, the couple who has captured the hearts of thousands of South Africans after a video of Mkansi proposing inside a KFC went viral, have expressed their gratitude to the kindness and warmth they have received.
South African social media is all abuzz with wedding fever as people discover and celebrate their new favourite couple – all set off by the #KFCProposal on Twitter. Here is who has pledged what to their nuptials so far.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi said he was happy to be able to take his father abroad, something he says he's sure his father would have wanted for him as a child, but he didn't have the means.
As a teenager working as a domestic worker in Johannesburg, Linda Maponyane believed she was destined for more.
During its travels from Japan, the Webb Ellis trophy has seen its fair share of attention, from being used as an honorary drinking cup to being cuddled by Springbok vice-captain Handre Pollard and coach Rassie Erasmus.
Dr Paulo de Valdoleiros, 56, who has been nicknamed the Walk-In Doctor, has created a social frenzy in the city since opening his doors on June 17.
While most 7-year-olds are playing with Lego blocks, one grade R pupil is fast becoming a highly rated chess champion.
Radius Masukume said he was happy about the money and would use some of it to help other people.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has encouraged young South Africans, especially those from impoverished backgrounds, to keep dreaming and believing until their time comes.
When he recently received a generous tip of R5000, Murphy Masenga extended that generosity by sharing it amongst his fellow workmates.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the sight of Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi lifting the cup at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan filled him with great pride.
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.
When the Springboks left in August to take part in the Rugby World Cup, they had one goal in mind, to win and bring the William Webb Ellis Cup back to South Africa.
As the Springboks prepare for the Rugby World Cup final in Japan, some 15 000km back in Cape Town, a group of fitness and rugby mad lovers trekked to the top of Lion's Head to wish the national team well.
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