Luleka Zuma, a young South African woman from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, made tweeps absolutely thirsty when she shared stunning photos of herself on Twitter recently. Tweeps even came up with hilarious pickup lines.
Nelso Mandela's centenary celebrations have unearthed dozens of extraordinary young South Africans whose stories of resilience and societal initiatives are inspiring thousands. Read about five of them on Briefly.
Kheri Rogers endured bullying in school because of her dark skin. This inspired her and her sister, Taylor Pollard, to start Flexin' in My Complexion, a clothing line that inspires thousands to feel confident in their skin.
A young South African named Ben read the inspiring story of Springboks captain Siya Kolisi recently. It inspired him to make blankets for street children. In turn, Siya sent him a video acknowledging his wonderful initiative.
Rapper Sho Madjozi has paid tribute to a four-year-old fan on Twitter. The little girl was so inspired by Madjozi that she asked her dad to make her a xibelani skirt, which Madjozi has popularised. Read more about it on Briefly.
Buhle Dlulane, a young South African lady, has won a #Mandela100scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree at the African Leadership University, which has campuses in Rwanda and Mauritius. Read more on Briefly.co.za.
Tennis star Kevin Anderson, who holds both South African and American passports, has committed himself to continue his professional career as a proud South Africa. Read more about this encouraging news on Briefly.
Thabiso, a 20-year-old man from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, revealed on Twitter that he's dating a 53-year-old woman. However, the woman's sons, aged 33 and 27, do not respect him. He therefore asked tweeps for advice.
As the world marked what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, individuals, organisations and institutions dedicated 67 minutes of their time to charity or community work. See pictures on Briefly.co.za.
Mariam Mkhwanazi, a 23-year-old sangoma from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, took to Twitter recently to declare her pride in her calling. She also urged others to embrace who they are. Read more about her on Briefly.co.za.
Community members in the Mzondi informal settlement in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg, crowdfunded recently to raise money to build flushing toilets. Read more about their commendable initiative on Briefly.co.za.
Loretta Arendse, a 50-year-old mom from Hanover Park in Cape Town, was concerned about gangs recruiting children in her community. She therefore formed a soccer club to help keep the kids away from the gangs. More on Briefly.
As the world marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth, gogo Nowayilesi Cila, from Khayelitsha in Cape Town, is proud to also celebrate her 100th birthday in the same month and year. Read more about it on Briefly.
Nomsa Buthelezi won legions of fans as the energetic and lively host of Mzansi Magic's Our Perfect Wedding. However, she is just as great in the drama series Lockdown. Briefly.co.za compiles five tweets on her talent.
Kilibi Mokhonwane, a 52-year-old woman from Mpumalanga, has just returned from the mountain, proving that it's never too late to go to initiation school. She never got a chance to go when she was younger. More on Briefly.
Mogale Maleka and Tumelo Pule, both 25 years old and mechanical engineering graduates from the University of Johannesburg, have developed an agricultural system that improves hydroponic farming, also known as soil-less farming.
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the new vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, has turned down an inauguration party that would have cost R1million. She said she took the decision as part of austerity measures.
Graca Machel has called on world leaders to bridge the inequalities between men and women as well as developed and developing countries, especially in the area of education. This would help attain freedom Mandela fought for.
Former President Jacob Zuma's brother, Ray Zuma, has blasted the media for reporting on the family's lobola issues. He insisted that Zuma's lobola payment to Nonkanyiso Conco was a private family affair. More on Briefly.
19-year-old French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé will donate his entire World Cup earnings to a charity for sports kids with disabilities. According to reports, he earned a total of R6.6million. Read more on Briefly.co.za.
Salamina Mosese revealed how some girls christened her daughter Emily because they couldn't pronounce her name, which is Tumelo. Salamina urged her daughter to take pride in her name and identity. More on Briefly.
Ncengekile Mhlongo, from KwaMajozi in KwaZulu-Natal, makes beads for young girls going through the umemulo ceremony. She is proud to help keep Zulu culture alive through her beadwork. Read more on Briefly.co.za.