When tenacity fuels a meteoric rise
After getting a national diploma at Mangosuthu University in 2004, Khumbu Shelembe struggled to get a job. Today, she feels like she’s in a dream.
Priven Reddy: From rags to riches
Shrugging off self-pity for his early circumstance and setbacks, which included the death of his father Christie when he was 11, has helped Reddy with resilience.
Viwo Kulati – ‘Chilly Breeze’ blows into town
The sultry songstress showed promise from a young age, and has risen to become a force in the local music industry.
Gerrie Coetzee – record-breaking giant’s life immortalised
The movie ‘Gerrie’ tells of the glory years of South Africa’s former world heavyweight champion.
MEC Tasneem Motara ready to get her hands dirty
Destined for higher office, Tasneem Motara was groomed into politics by leaders and veterans of the ANC Women’s League.
He will bring an end to a career spanning two decades as TMO in today’s Currie Cup final.

Jeremy Mansfield: Radio legend makes every moment count

After having been diagnosed with leukemia, he rediscovered himself on Hot 91.9FM.

Ayanda Nino Maphosa – ‘Queer baby’ on a journey of discovery

Disowned by his family and forced to live on the streets of Hillbrow, Maphosa has now started the treatment to bring about the transformation he had been yearning for his whole life.

Michael Rea – Cairo to Cape philanthropic cyclist

He plans to plant indigenous trees in every country he passes through and end the trip by planting trees for the KwaZulu-Natal women he is riding to help.

Hashim Amla – End of a memorable era in cricket

He was a giant of the game, not just in terms of the enormous statistical achievements that flowed so elegantly off his bat, but also in terms of his quiet influence.

2018 femicide cases: The women, the men who killed them, and where they are now

Femicide, or the murder of a woman at the hands of a man, captured national headlines in 2018 with dozens of marches and court cases highlighting the plight of women in the country. Coinciding with Women’s Day, News24 took a look back at some of the cases where justice was achieved over the last 18 […]

Gift of the Givers founder looks back on 27 years

‘The least you can do is help somebody else,’ Dr Imtiaz Sooliman says of the remarkable achievements the organisation has chalked up.

Rasty Knayles: graffiti and tattoo artist is making his mark in life

He also designed the new R2 coin which features, among others, a minibus taxi as a symbol of freedom of movement, and celebrates 25 years of democracy.

Children now activists in Cape gang war, as mourning moms march for them

Speaking to the marchers, founding member Avril Andrews’ grandson, Levi, made an emotional plea for the gangsters to ‘stop killing babies and children’.

PICS, VIDEO: Muldersdrift’s Logwood Village loses its lifeline

Two months ago, the facility had a fully-functioning production line, quality control procedures and a truck to deliver the products.

Tokollo Dlamini: Teenager with a drive for life

The humble and kind-hearted Kempton Park 12-year-old is a winner, who in a demonstration game hit her drive way further than President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Karla Pretorius: A giant in Proteas netball

Pretorius has become widely recognised among the world’s best since making her international debut for the Proteas in 2011.

Marc Batchelor: ‘Man-mountain of a striker’ was larger than life

He was on the field to win games and to protect his teammates, Marc Batchelor’s childhood friend George Dearnley said yesterday.

Manny Nichas: I just love the food business

Manny Nichas is CEO of the Mozambik chain of Mozambican restaurants which aims to have a sizeable chunk of its income from repeat business.

Michael Rattray: Veteran hopes for pot of gold with Rainbow Bridge

Trainer Eric Sands’ charge is a cheeky horse, but jockey Gavin Lerena is ‘very confident’ of a win. And there would be few, if any, more popular or deserving winners.

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