Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba told journalist Peter Bruce that he should not abuse free media. The two have been debating on social media and Mashaba accused Bruce of trying to discredit the government.
The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) released its 2018 matric results recently. Briefly.co.za highlights five brilliant matriculants from across the country who bagged multiple distinctions in their matric.
Thato Molosankwe, the determined man who is on an epic 24,000km, 10-year walk from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt, has appealed for financial support. His aim is to raise awareness against gender-based violence, and child abuse.
Dr Phophi Ramathuba, Limpopo's Health MEC, bemoaned the "chaotic casualty" department she found at Tshilidzini Hospital during a New Year's Day visit. Her Twitter followers added that the entire hospital is in a bad shape.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is absolutely unimpressed with Johannesburg's CBD, calling it "filthy and embarrassing." In contrast, he praises Rwanda's capital Kigali as "clean and beautiful." Find out more on Briefly.co.za.
Entrepreneurship isn't easy, and the harsh economic climate in South Africa makes it doubly difficult. In 2018, Briefly.co.za covered numerous stories of inspiring South Africans who overcame the odds. Read five of them here.
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has asked former President Jacob Zuma whether he's using apartheid legislation as a legal defence mechanism. He was replying to Zuma's videos on the recent court ruling.
The African National Congress promised to have 1.5 million students enrolled at Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges. However, research indicates the ANC broke this promise and failed to have so many students.
100 University of Cape Town students will have their debts paid thanks to the university's Vice-Chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng. The money was raised after Prof Phakeng forewent her inauguration party earlier in 2018.
Denel, the arms manufacturer, is in financial troubles, but bonds purchased by the state's Public Investment Corporation saved its skin. The bond purchases were criticised as a gamble with the money of workers and pensioners.
A 25-year-old lady overcame the tough, gang-infested Cape Flats area of Cape Town to graduate as a doctor two weeks ago. Chanell Classen formally qualified as a doctor from Stellenbosch University after seven years of study.
A 57-year-old entrepreneur in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, went from being an eggs packer to owner of a substantial business enterprise. Seo Mthethwa is the majority shareholder of Nu Dawn Eggs. Find out more on Briefly.co.za.
A young doctor's dedication and determination pushed her to open the first 24-hour clinic in Cradock, Eastern Cape. Dr Nosimphiwo Peni used her own funds to start the clinic and serves thousands of people in the town.
According to the Human Settlements Department, an RDP house cannot be sold before it has been owned for 8 years, and then the government must have the first option. It also said that no foreigner can own an RDP house.
A 100-year-old grandmother in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal, has a brand new home thanks to the provincial government. KZN's human settlements department formally handed over the fully furnished house to Mrs Zenzile Nkwanyana.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Khusela Diko, tied the knot over the weekend in a stunning royal wedding. Diko traditionally wed King Madzikane II of kwaBhaca in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape. More on Briefly.
A newborn baby was found miraculously alive floating in a plastic bag in the Muizenberg Sea, Cape Town, about two weeks ago. He was taken to hospital and is now doing well. Find out more about it on Briefly.co.za.
The Democratic Alliance vowed it will put Jacob Zuma behind bars for 15 years if they win the elections of 2019. The party's spokesperson, Solly Malatsi, said the government must punish corruption with time in prison.
President Ramaphosa stated that he is aware of a fight back against him, but he remains adamant that he will not retreat. The president added that his administration will continue to bravely clean up the African National Congress.
President Ramaphosa again addressed how important it is to put an end to corruption. The President said South Africans want to see government officials serving with integrity and dignity and without any form of corruption.
Load shedding struck at the most inopportune moment for an unnamed man visiting Parliament in Cape Town recently. Power went off at exactly the moment he was in an automatic revolving door, trapping him inside.
The National Assembly passed a motion to create a committee that will be responsible for drafting an amendment to the Constitution. This comes after a motion to amend has been approved earlier, setting things in motion.