Recycling changing lives – and attitudes – in townships

The Masupatsela Women’s Cooperative has grown from five founders to creating awareness in over 600 households, schools and shopping complexes in Tembisa.

The first thing you notice when driving into the Masupatsela Women’s Cooperative’s spacious yard are the smiles on the faces of just over a dozen people sorting and rummaging through refuse bags neatly spread all over the compound.

Recycling changing lives – and attitudes – in townships
Recycling changing lives – and attitudes – in townships

Recycling changing lives – and attitudes – in townships

The Masupatsela Women’s Cooperative has grown from five founders to creating awareness in over 600 households, schools and shopping complexes in Tembisa.

Single parents tell of their everyday struggles and pain

Single parents tell of their everyday struggles and pain

‘I didn’t plan to be a single mother of two children, I don’t think anyone in their right mind would choose that…’
Islamist attacks threaten Mozambique’s hopes of gas-driven boom

Islamist attacks threaten Mozambique’s hopes of gas-driven boom

Attacks by armed groups in the northern province of Cabo Delgado have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1 000 since May.
Ruda Landman and the power of storytelling

Ruda Landman and the power of storytelling

Stories, not facts, change people’s minds or perspectives, the journalist and author says of her long career and new book.
Living under an upturned boat

Living under an upturned boat

MS2, Vrygrond: five families live in three old bakkie canopies and a boat.
‘Slayer of monsters’ Retha Meintjies waves court farewell

‘Slayer of monsters’ Retha Meintjies waves court farewell

The legal eagle who hunted down child and women abusers as well as killers is retiring as senior prosecutor after a career spanning 47 years.
Quest to keep the memory of Ahmed Timol alive

Quest to keep the memory of Ahmed Timol alive

Political activist and author Imtiaz Cajee says it’s his calling to tell the story of his uncle Ahmed’s demise and provide his family with closure.
Project gives southern ground hornbills a helping hand

Project gives southern ground hornbills a helping hand

The Mabula Ground Hornbill Project hand-rears second-hatch chicks and release them back into the wild.
The homeless man in Bloem who bought a superbike

The homeless man in Bloem who bought a superbike

When one of them received a payout from the Road Accident Fund, he went straight to a bike dealer to buy his ‘baby’. They still live on the street.
How this woman saved a ‘stinking white 40-year-old drug addict’

How this woman saved a ‘stinking white 40-year-old drug addict’

Martha Nukeria’s warm embrace changed the life of Connie van Staden when she became his ‘Mommy’.
Living in a place where the walls fall down

Living in a place where the walls fall down

The Citizen got to know the residents of a building in Doornfontein where a huge wall collapse claimed three children’s lives this week.
When people blocked the street with their bodies just to get a glimpse of Winnie

When people blocked the street with their bodies just to get a glimpse of Winnie

Mama Winnie will never be forgotten by all who met her on her trip to the Caribbean in 1998.
‘Fairy godmother’ helps people catch their dreams

‘Fairy godmother’ helps people catch their dreams

Known as the ‘fairy godmother’, Donna McCallum has been helping people refine their dreams and goals for more than 10 years.
41 years ago this Easter, a Krugersdorp bank robbery shook the country

41 years ago this Easter, a Krugersdorp bank robbery shook the country

It has been recognised as one of the great sensational tunnel robberies, and remains a mystery to this day.
Love of horses has taken Lyle Hewitson to the top

Love of horses has taken Lyle Hewitson to the top

The intelligent young man has been driven to become a record-breaking jockey out of love and wanting to make his family proud.
Top chef with healthy taste

Top chef with healthy taste

Forced to give up a legal career, Geeta Lachmandas made lemonade out of life’s lemons, landed a cooking show – and beat cancer.
In the belly of the wildebeest

In the belly of the wildebeest

Local company Deep VR is leading a revolution in virtual reality wildlife filmmaking, creating a new world that can help nature conservation.
‘Schillo’ certainly made his mark

‘Schillo’ certainly made his mark

Steven Pienaar left Ajax Cape Town as a 19-year-old to join Ajax Amsterdam, and shone in continental competitions and on the world stage.
Kliptown: A place history forgot

Kliptown: A place history forgot

The Freedom Charter’s birthplace reeks of despair with rampant unemployment, sewage in the streets and aborted foetuses in toilets.
Book Ibhoni offers discounted bicycle tours in exchange for books

Book Ibhoni offers discounted bicycle tours in exchange for books

Through his unique bicycle tour packages, Mpumelelo Mtintso aims to promote a healthier lifestyle and the importance of literacy among children.
WATCH: Behind-the-scenes action of Kwesta and Wale’s ‘Spirit’ music video shoot

WATCH: Behind-the-scenes action of Kwesta and Wale’s ‘Spirit’ music video shoot

We had the pleasure of capturing the behind-the-scenes action of Kwesta and Wale’s music video for ‘Spirit’, and this is what went down.
PART 1: Gauteng legislature comes clean on international trips that cost millions

PART 1: Gauteng legislature comes clean on international trips that cost millions

For the period April 2010 to March 2017, Gauteng delegates undertook 70 trips that cost R65m.
WATCH: From The House On Willow Street review

WATCH: From The House On Willow Street review

Kidnappers get more than they wished for.
WATCH: Brave rollerblader hitches a ride in Joburg, runs away from cops

WATCH: Brave rollerblader hitches a ride in Joburg, runs away from cops

On our way to covering a story in Braamfontein we spotted a rollerblader hitching a ride behind a truck. The young man was travelling along Smit Street.
Watch: DA march to Saxonworld against state capture

Watch: DA march to Saxonworld against state capture

Despite the rainy weather conditions members of the DA gathered at the Zoo lake where they marched to Saxonworld with leader Mmusi Maimane stating that “If you want the right address for a capture site its here in Saxonworld where the Guptas have captured President Jacob Zuma.”
Watch: What went down at the Pure & Crafted festival.

Watch: What went down at the Pure & Crafted festival.

This weekend saw a multitude of music and motorcycle lovers gather at the Pure & Crafted festival which was presented by BMW Motorrad.     From the moment gates opened at 11am, people streamed into the festival grounds to enjoy the daytime activities and the nighttime party vibe, which only ended at 1:30am. With everything from live […]

 

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