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Removal of Nelson Mandela statue for movie shoot causes outrage

Removal of Nelson Mandela statue for movie shoot causes outrage

Removal of Nelson Mandela statue for movie shoot causes outrage
Kindhearted man earns praise for paying elderly couple's groceries

Kindhearted man earns praise for paying elderly couple's groceries

Oscar, a kindhearted young man in Cape Town, has won praise for paying for an elderly couple's groceries recently. His gesture has inspired dozens of Facebook users across South Africa. Find out more on Briefly.co.za.

Kindhearted man earns praise for paying elderly couple's groceries
Dramatic video shows Cape Town community looting stolen truck

Dramatic video shows Cape Town community looting stolen truck

A viral video captured the moment a community in Langa, Cape Town, looted a truck in broad daylight recently. Hijackers had apparently abandoned the truck in the area, leaving the community to help itself on the goods it carried.

Dramatic video shows Cape Town community looting stolen truck
Man saves up and takes himself to Italy for his 24th birthday

Man saves up and takes himself to Italy for his 24th birthday

A Cape Town-based man treated himself to an amazing gift for his 24th birthday recently — an eye-watering vacation in Italy. Masa Miyake shared stunning snaps of his trip on Twitter. Find out more about it on Briefly.co.za.

Man saves up and takes himself to Italy for his 24th birthday
Omphile Mabitsela, 6, starts his own handmade stationery business

Omphile Mabitsela, 6, starts his own handmade stationery business

Omphile Mabitsela, a six-year-old Johannesburg-based boy, is the founder of Quirk Quirk Inc. Through it, he makes and sells origami (paper-folded artwork) and handmade stationery. He says he wants to be a millionaire.

Omphile Mabitsela, 6, starts his own handmade stationery business
From beach busker to church Opera singer: Meet Mapoyi Mthetho

From beach busker to church Opera singer: Meet Mapoyi Mthetho

Mapoyi Mthetho, the Cape Town-based talented vocalist whose car park performance wowed South Africans recently is now a church Opera singer. He's now working with a music teacher to further develop his awesome talent.

From beach busker to church Opera singer: Meet Mapoyi Mthetho
Dr Alex Boraine (87), ex TRC vice-chair, passed away in Cape Town

Dr Alex Boraine (87), ex TRC vice-chair, passed away in Cape Town

Dr Alex Boraine was the person who helped bring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to life after apartheid was abolished. Alex worked with people like Archbishop Tutu during his time as vice-chair of the TRC.

Dr Alex Boraine (87), ex TRC vice-chair, passed away in Cape Town
Cape Town woman puts up road banner asking her bae for forgiveness

Cape Town woman puts up road banner asking her bae for forgiveness

A Cape Town woman who was seemingly in trouble with her bae erected a large banner pleading for forgiveness from him. The woman, Tasha, put up the sign outside Bayside Mall. Find out more about it on Briefly.co.za.

Cape Town woman puts up road banner asking her bae for forgiveness
Girl uses her holidays to clean beaches and bake cookies for cops

Girl uses her holidays to clean beaches and bake cookies for cops

For months now, five-year-old Claremont resident Jenny Kenyon has been running a campaign to raise awareness on the danger that plastic poses to owls, sea turtles, and penguins. Find out more about her campaign on Briefly.

Girl uses her holidays to clean beaches and bake cookies for cops
Inspiring man raised in rural KwaZulu-Natal can’t wait to graduate

Inspiring man raised in rural KwaZulu-Natal can’t wait to graduate

Sizwe Ntanzi is an inspiring young student from Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal. He took to Twitter recently to share his amazing journey from being a rural boy to a soon-to-be graduate. He is studying at the University of Cape Town.

Inspiring man raised in rural KwaZulu-Natal can’t wait to graduate
Attack on Cape Town mosque left one dead and one injured

Attack on Cape Town mosque left one dead and one injured

Another attack on a South African mosque left one person dead and another with injuries.According to reports, four men opened fire while worshippers were praying. For the time being, no arrests have been made yet.

Attack on Cape Town mosque left one dead and one injured
A parent's guide: Fun activities to do in Cape Town with kids

A parent's guide: Fun activities to do in Cape Town with kids

Entertaining a child can sometimes be tricky- they are tiny energetic people who are always on the lookout for an adventure. So, Briefly.co.za decided to help parents out by listing fun activities to do with kids in Cape Town.

A parent's guide: Fun activities to do in Cape Town with kids
Tweeps defend UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng over ‘inappropriate’ attire

Tweeps defend UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng over ‘inappropriate’ attire

Twitter users have rushed to the defence of Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng over criticism that she wore "inappropriate" attire at a formal event. A Twitter user had questioned the UCT VC's top that had a plunging neckline.

Tweeps defend UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng over ‘inappropriate’ attire
Alleged shoplifter, 23, gives birth to healthy baby in police cell

Alleged shoplifter, 23, gives birth to healthy baby in police cell

A 23-year-old lady being held at a Table View police station for an alleged shoplifting offence gave birth to a bouncing baby girl in a holding cell recently. Both she and the baby are reportedly doing well. More on Briefly.co.za.

Alleged shoplifter, 23, gives birth to healthy baby in police cell
Dedicated Cape Flats nurse has been caring for patients for 38 years

Dedicated Cape Flats nurse has been caring for patients for 38 years

Noluthando Tibini is a 62-year-old nurse in Cape Flats, Cape Town. She has been recognised for her dedication and long service that spans a whopping 38 years. She could win big at the Cecilia Makiwane Nurses’ Recognition Awards.

Dedicated Cape Flats nurse has been caring for patients for 38 years
Athenkosi Nzala is helping Khayelitsha students after devastating fire

Athenkosi Nzala is helping Khayelitsha students after devastating fire

Athenkosi Nzala, a young hero in Cape Town, is making sure that learners affected by the recent fire in Khayelitsha are still able to study and sit for their exams. He does this via his nonprofit organisation AfrikaCan! Foundation

Athenkosi Nzala is helping Khayelitsha students after devastating fire
Video of George firefighters singing before nightshift inspires SA

Video of George firefighters singing before nightshift inspires SA

Firefighters in George, Western Cape, have shown inspiring dedication in battling wildfires. Sean Snyman, a councillor in George Municipality, shared a video of firefighters singing before a nightshift. Watch it on Briefly.

Video of George firefighters singing before nightshift inspires SA
Man shares how he overcame depression to finally graduate from varsity

Man shares how he overcame depression to finally graduate from varsity

Ludidi Velani, a determined man in Cape Town, has completed his university studies despite being diagnosed with depression in 2017. Remarkably, he was working at the same time. His story has inspired hundreds of tweeps.

Man shares how he overcame depression to finally graduate from varsity
Cape Town gang lawyer murdered while dropping kids off at school

Cape Town gang lawyer murdered while dropping kids off at school

Top criminal lawyer Pete Mihalik was murdered early on Tuesday morning. The lawyer was shot when he dropped his children off at school in Green Point. The shooter's identity is still unknown as the investigation is ongoing.

Cape Town gang lawyer murdered while dropping kids off at school
Talented Cape Town opera singer’s star shines thanks to viral video

Talented Cape Town opera singer’s star shines thanks to viral video

The future of Mapoyi Mthetho is growing brighter by the day thanks to the overwhelming response by South Africans to his opera singing talent. He has won an invitation to rehearse with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.

Talented Cape Town opera singer’s star shines thanks to viral video
Talented Capetonian man stuns Mzansi with powerful opera singing

Talented Capetonian man stuns Mzansi with powerful opera singing

Nicolene Smith filmed Mapoyi Mthetho making a powerful opera performance at a parking lot in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, recently. The performance has gone viral on social media, leaving South Africans impressed.

Talented Capetonian man stuns Mzansi with powerful opera singing
Gatsby Sandwich: Cape Town's Most Beloved Food

Gatsby Sandwich: Cape Town's Most Beloved Food

The Gatsby Sandwich is a favourite amongst locals and tourists in the Mother City. So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at what makes the Gatsby Sandwich so special, and where one could find the local dish.

Gatsby Sandwich: Cape Town's Most Beloved Food
Officials wined and dined by the Chinese, then awarded them R286m tender

Officials wined and dined by the Chinese, then awarded them R286m tender

Cape Town officials are accused of awarding a tender to a Chinese company irregularly. The officials were wined and dined by the Chinese electric bus company BYD (Build Your Dreams) during their visit to China.

Officials wined and dined by the Chinese, then awarded them R286m tender
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