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FEEL GOOD | Meet Salome Maswime, the trailblazing woman appointed as UCT’s new head of Global Surgery

2020-01-24 10:05

Associate Professor Salome Maswime is a dreamer who is reimagining patient-centred healthcare.

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".



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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.

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FEEL GOOD | The locals saving Africa's cute, tuxedoed penguins

2020-01-08 18:45

Seeing cute, tuxedoed penguins waddle along our coastline is something easily taken for granted - but they're severely endangered - making this release of 16 penguins rather special.

FEEL GOOD | After leaving home and attending boarding school, top-achieving Ngcobo pupil wants to be first doctor in his family

2020-01-07 15:38

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.

This local HIV+ mothers programme has a 4-year success record of HIV-free babies

2019-12-17 08:28

mothers2mothers is a non-profit organisation dedicated to eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

The cutest animals of 2019 in case you had a bad year

2019-12-15 04:45

In-between the bad news of 2019, cute animals swooped in as the shining light on our dark news feeds.

Adorable teen lifeguards have trained to save lives since 7-years-old

2019-12-11 06:52

What does it take to be a lifeguard? A lot of hard work and dedication, according to these two Plett locals.

This guy can ride a bike! SA's motorsport athlete Wade Young clinches his fifth Motul Roof of Africa title

2019-12-10 09:13

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.

Injured passenger humbled by pilot's kind act

2019-12-07 06:45

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.

WATCH: Meet the adorable sniffer dog keeping SA travellers safe

2019-12-05 07:53

Jane is one of seven dogs in charge of sniffing out dangerous goods at Cape Town International Airport - watch how she does it.

19-year-old farmer has big plans – and hopes Ramaphosa will be a customer

2019-12-02 05:56

“I have already started breeding Bonsmara cattle and my aim is to be a registered stud farmer by 21,” says Thabo Dithakgwe

How a tiny rural village came together to build a top Cape high school

2019-11-25 12:09

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.

This Stellenbosch teen unexpectedly has all his petrolhead dreams coming true at the biggest motorsport event in SA

2019-11-23 06:05

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.

Former beggar's kind act to help motorist whose car broke down lands him a job

2019-11-19 07:02

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.

SA man beats 29 finalists to be crowned best barista in international competition

2019-11-18 13:24

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 shares her transformative birth experiences at a government hospital

2019-11-17 06:45

Mom of eight, Claire Brauer, talked to Parent24 about her experience at Groote Schuur government hospital.

Nurse takes up the fight to aid forgotten Robben Island freedom fighters

2019-11-15 11:15

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.

FEEL GOOD | PhD chemistry student on how she went from humble beginnings to 4 degrees by 25 - ‘I’ve never paid any fees’

2020-01-02 14:23

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.

FEEL GOOD | The locals saving Africa's cute, tuxedoed penguins

2020-01-02 06:07

Seeing cute, tuxedoed penguins waddle along our coastline is something easily taken for granted - but they're severely endangered - making this release of 16 penguins rather special.

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.

FEEL GOOD | The man on a Cinderella mission to find his #DonutBae

2019-12-27 05:59

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.

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.

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".

FEEL GOOD | 'I could see the colour come back into his little face': Local woman saves premature baby

2019-12-11 11:45

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.

Kolisi faces stiff competition for prestigious BBC award

2019-12-10 08:03

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi could cap a memorable year in style after being nominated for the BBC Sports Star of the Year award.

WATCH | Joe Slovo Park's finest home? Self-taught builder shows off his shack palace

2019-12-06 05:28

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.

These 5 award-winning women are using their childhood traumas to help others heal through their true-life play

2019-12-02 15:39

These ladies from Intsusa represent many people in South Africa who are dealing with trauma.

Heartwarming image of girl waiting for adoptive parents to arrive at Joburg orphanage goes viral

2019-11-29 07:16

Door of Hope is a child-care organisation in Johannesburg that gives abandoned children new hope with forever families.

PICS: Billiat donates R100k in sports equipment to former school

2019-11-18 13:03

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.

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