The City of Cape Town shared the notable achievement of Gakiem Mohamed recently. The Traffic officer obtained his BTech degree recently at the age of 55. He did this while juggling his full-time job and voluntary duties as well.
Xanthe Hunt is an academic force of nature. The 27-year-old has been hailed a genius and was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal at her University. Her 30 academic publications this year surpasses what many achieve in their careers.
With graduation season in full swing, Briefly.co.za decided to share some of the most inspirational graduation moments. While all graduates deserve praise for their dedication and hard work, these 5 people overcame extra odds.
Social media attracts a lot of negative publicity but this time it brought 2 people together and formed a marriage. A couple’s tweet shared how they met through Twitter and the post went viral with many looking on in envy.
Shap Shap Cinemas do amazing work for underprivileged communities as they create movie houses in churches, schools and community halls. They heaped praise on a SAPS band as they shared their epic performance via social media.
South Africans were in awe of a couple and their 6 young children. Pictures of the beautiful family were shared via social media. The post has been liked countless times but some were critical of the young couple.
A hilarious tweet was shared via social media, which got everyone laughing. The post shows 4 unrealistic male makeovers. Each collage starts off with an average Joe with makeup applied and transforms into famous celebrities.
Bafana Bafana legend, Philemon Masinga, was admitted to a hospital in Klerksdorp. Briefly.co.za shared the news yesterday and we now take a look at his playing career as we relive 1 of the most iconic goals in Bafana’s history.
Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department are in hot water following revealing footage of them intimidating an innocent civilian. The man was trying to film a Lamborghini that was pulled over but the cops forced him to stop.
A mother of 2 children braved a flight but soon regretted it as her baby continuously cried. 3 random women intervened at different points of her journey to save her. Now, she’s mobilising social media for the greater good.
Philiswa Dingiswayo has had a roller-coaster ride over the past decade. At 16, she fell pregnant and worked for R55 per day a few years later. After battling depression and poverty, she has now overcome the adversity to graduate.
Briefly.co.za previously shared a touching tale of a young girl in a rural setting. Her beautiful voice struck a chord with thousands of South Africans and now the mysterious girl has been tracked down in a follow-up video clip.
Tweeps were in stiches as a short clip revealed a children’s play gone wrong. The renowned setting of Jesus’ birth was thrown into turmoil as 1 of the child characters tried claiming him as her own and refused to let go.
Shiven Gopi plans to spread the Christmas spirit to as many children’s homes as possible. The Durban man collects old donated toys and repairs them after work or over weekends. He’s identified orphanages that he’ll donate to.
Mzansi is chomping at the bit for Tesla to launch their all-electric cars on our shores. South African born founder, Elon Musk, shared a tweet indicating the innovative car manufacturer could launch in SA by the end of 2019.
Ibtisaam Clarke has valiantly raised her son, Zaakir, for the past 13 years. At the age of 3, he was the victim of a car accident and was declared brain dead. The mother hopes to throw her son a birthday bash but lacks funding.
Sibu Mabena proves that versatility is key to success. The former dance student represented the South African dance team. She qualified in political science and international relations but also founded a media company.
Rachael Dangarembizi left Zimbabwe and has recently graduated from Wits University with a PhD in neuroscience. As if this wasn’t remarkable enough, she managed this in spite of losing both her parents to HIV at the age of 16.
A touching tribute went viral via Facebook as it was liked more than 700 000 times. Kelsey Zwick shared the message as she thanked a stranger who gave up his 1st class airline seat to accommodate the needs of her and her baby.
Sally Wellbeloved endured a tough 2018. In a revealing Facebook post, she shared her struggles and the reason behind the sale of her vehicle. After being unable to sell it, she aims to donate it to an anti-poaching organisation.
Tumi Mahapa found herself in a situation many women are faced with daily – feeling unhappy in a struggling relationship. She took the decision to walk away and start fresh. She now boasts a successful career in property.
A paralysed man caught his girlfriend completely off-guard as he popped the question and asked her to be his wife. She looked on in disbelief as he showed remarkable recovery to stand up as he battles a rare medical condition.