Young South Africans: This is how we do it

Many young South Africans begin their day answering a simple question. Whether its Twitter's "What's happening?" or Facebook's "What's on your mind?", the way...

First day on job for South African beggar

A chance meeting with a Good Samaritan at a traffic light where he was begging has led to doors opening for Joseph Phukubje, a homeless young man on the streets of Johannesburg. Within a few days of a Facebook post of his plight, job offers and assistance has poured in.

Kenyan gogo teaches her grandchildren a thing or two

A 90-year-old Kenyan midwife may be the oldest person in primary school. Priscilla Sitienei took up classes at a village school – where she is a boarder – for two reasons: to motivate her grandchildren to stay in school and to learn to read her Bible.

Gogo takes her friends on holidays

Gogo-On-Tour---ThumbThoko Matjokane had planned to go on vacation with her siblings, but they died before they went away. Undeterred, the pensioner took the trip. She was so pleased that on her return, she set about founding Gogo on Tour, an initiative to take elderly people on holiday, many for the first time.

Is world’s oldest person from SA?

The oldest living person in the world may well be South African. Noninji Bete, a 119-year-old great-grandmother from the Eastern Cape, is older than the current official record holder, 115-year-old Elizabeth Bolden of the US - and her greatest wish is to meet Nelson Mandela.