Esther Mahlangu, Mzansi’s own global icon

Meet Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist, best known around the world for her artwork that showcases her Ndebele heritage.   Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu, a Ndebele...

Springbok captain and philanthropist, Siya Kolisi’s rise from humble beginnings inspires hope for South...

  Springbok 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siyamthanda ‘Siya’ Kolisi, recently launched a poignant autobiography, titled ‘Rise’, inspired by...


17 JUNE 2020 Compatriots, It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa. For 100 days we have...

South African living abroad creates incredible opportunities for hopeful opera singers

Meet Njabulo Thabiso Madlala, a South African citizen living in the UK who is helping talented opera singers still living in SA to achieve...

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.

Dr Benn builds a clinic without walls

The HJ Breast Clinic is a place where a multitude of medical and social disciplines look at the whole of the patient during treatment. The idea is a health system that treats its patients as whole beings and not just a collection of diseased organs – and imagine if more medical professionals gave of their time.

Doctors Without Borders treat Ebola, one patient at a time

Amidst the fear and hysteria around the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, Doctors Without Borders is stretched to its limits treating patients. It needs supplies, but most importantly, the organisation believes accurate information about the disease, like the fact that survivors develop a 10-year immunity, will contain its spread.