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DA promises to lock Zuma up for 15 years if they win 2019 elections

DA promises to lock Zuma up for 15 years if they win 2019 elections

DA promises to lock Zuma up for 15 years if they win 2019 elections
State pension funds suffer huge loss of R43 billion in write-offs

State pension funds suffer huge loss of R43 billion in write-offs

State pension funds have been hit by a massive loss of billions after investments had to be scrapped. The pension fund that had control over government employees' savings had to write off investments and loans in 2017/2018.

State pension funds suffer huge loss of R43 billion in write-offs
Dr Nontuthuko Khumalo named top medical officer at Gauteng hospital

Dr Nontuthuko Khumalo named top medical officer at Gauteng hospital

Dr Nontuthuko Khumalo, a 29-year-old doctor, was recently named the top medical officer at Pholosong Hospital in Tsakane, Gauteng. She was honoured for her dedication and brilliance at the hospital's excellence awards.

Dr Nontuthuko Khumalo named top medical officer at Gauteng hospital
Diepsloot pupils show off Artificial Intelligence and Robotics skills

Diepsloot pupils show off Artificial Intelligence and Robotics skills

Learners from disadvantaged backgrounds in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, got a chance to explore the world of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently. They participated in the "AI & Robotics for the Future’ programme.

Diepsloot pupils show off Artificial Intelligence and Robotics skills
Lindiwe Sidali becomes SA’s 1st African female cardiothoracic surgeon

Lindiwe Sidali becomes SA’s 1st African female cardiothoracic surgeon

A 35-year-old doctor from the Eastern Cape has become South Africa's first African female cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr Lindiwe Sidali has already been a doctor for 10 years. Find out more about her on Briefly.co.za.

Lindiwe Sidali becomes SA’s 1st African female cardiothoracic surgeon
Photos show woman living in an abandoned building with her kids

Photos show woman living in an abandoned building with her kids

A Nigerian Twitter user has shared heartbreaking pics of a young woman living in a rundown building with her three kids. The tweep said the woman, whose name is Grace, works as a domestic helper. See more on Briefly.co.za.

Photos show woman living in an abandoned building with her kids
Driver’s license renewal guide: How to renew your licence in SA

Driver’s license renewal guide: How to renew your licence in SA

Driver's licence renewal in South Africa becomes necessary from time to time. Briefly.co.za therefore offers a simple and definitive guide on how to renew your driver's license in South Africa. Find out more here.

Driver’s license renewal guide: How to renew your licence in SA
Thuli Madonsela receives Germany’s prestigious Order of Merit award

Thuli Madonsela receives Germany’s prestigious Order of Merit award

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has bestowed the German Great Order of Merit on former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela for her contribution to South Africa's democracy. More on Briefly.co.za.

Thuli Madonsela receives Germany’s prestigious Order of Merit award
Volunteers clean up Centurion post office after Facebook complaints

Volunteers clean up Centurion post office after Facebook complaints

Hermann Vorster and an unnamed man, who are both Centurion residents, volunteered to clean up the Wierdapark Post Office after reading about its unhygienic state on Facebook. Read more about it on Briefly.co.za.

Volunteers clean up Centurion post office after Facebook complaints
South Africans on social media ring alarm bells over loadshedding

South Africans on social media ring alarm bells over loadshedding

State power utility company Eskom implemented stage one loadshedding across South Africa on 18 November. South Africans took to social media to vent their frustrations at the prospect of a dark festive season. More on Briefly.

South Africans on social media ring alarm bells over loadshedding
What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators

What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators

The FW de Klerk Foundation is not too impressed with President Cyril Ramaphosa's nine months in office. The Foundation published a review of Ramaphosa's performance so far on its website. Read more on Briefly.co.za.

What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators
KZN entrepreneur goes international after winning Chinese contract

KZN entrepreneur goes international after winning Chinese contract

40-year-old Xolani Ntuli is a budding entrepreneur from KwaZulu-Natal. He is the founder of XKG, a timber and logistics company. XKG won a lucrative contract to supply timber to a Chinese company recently. More on Briefly.

KZN entrepreneur goes international after winning Chinese contract
Entrepreneur Edward Molatela Kgarose makes yoghurt from sweet potatoes

Entrepreneur Edward Molatela Kgarose makes yoghurt from sweet potatoes

29-year-old Edward Molatela Kgarose, from Ga Molepo, is a Limpopo-based entrepreneur. He is the founder of Kgarose Kgaros, a company that makes a healthier version of yoghurt from sweet potatoes. More on Briefly.

Entrepreneur Edward Molatela Kgarose makes yoghurt from sweet potatoes
Frustrated man laments poor government support for small businesses

Frustrated man laments poor government support for small businesses

An unnamed construction worker made a startling claim that despite building houses for 25 years, he still lives in a shack. Humans of New York's Facebook page recently shared the man's story. Read it on Briefly.co.za.

Frustrated man laments poor government support for small businesses
From domestic worker to graduate teacher: Meet Bonisiwe Hlongwa

From domestic worker to graduate teacher: Meet Bonisiwe Hlongwa

48-year-old Bonisiwe Hlongwa worked as a domestic worker for more than 10 years until 2003 when she got married. She has now graduated with a teaching diploma and has already landed a job as a Grade R teacher. More on Briefly.

From domestic worker to graduate teacher: Meet Bonisiwe Hlongwa
SA’s gift to the world: South African origins of ‘2 Minutes Silence’

SA’s gift to the world: South African origins of ‘2 Minutes Silence’

For many years, "2 Minutes of Silence" has been an integral part of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of World War I (WWI) in 1918. A South Africa, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, is the one who first proposed the idea.

SA’s gift to the world: South African origins of ‘2 Minutes Silence’
Meet the 5 ladies who own Sikhona Cooperative, which makes kids’ wear

Meet the 5 ladies who own Sikhona Cooperative, which makes kids’ wear

Sikhona Cooperative is a successful company owned by five entrepreneurial ladies based in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. Led by fashion designer Khosi Jayiya, Sikhona manufactures school uniforms and ethnic clothing for children.

Meet the 5 ladies who own Sikhona Cooperative, which makes kids’ wear
HIV vaccine on trial in SA offers hope in defeating ‘clever’ virus

HIV vaccine on trial in SA offers hope in defeating ‘clever’ virus

HIV researchers are optimistic that a vaccine that's on trial in South Africa could finally defeat what has been dubbed "the world's cleverest virus." Over 4,600 people in Africa, US, and South America have enrolled for the trials

HIV vaccine on trial in SA offers hope in defeating ‘clever’ virus
Africa’s youngest PhD graduate named 2018 Youth Leader of the Year

Africa’s youngest PhD graduate named 2018 Youth Leader of the Year

Musa Saurombe obtained a PhD in Industrial Psychology from the North West University in 2017 at the age of 23. The Institute of People Management (IPM) awarded her its Youth Leader of the Year title in her field for 2018/19.

Africa’s youngest PhD graduate named 2018 Youth Leader of the Year
Entrepreneur, 21, uses innovative technology to save lives on SA roads

Entrepreneur, 21, uses innovative technology to save lives on SA roads

Fani Tshidiso Mmolawa Jnr is the founder of ITRAFFIC, a company that manufactures and installs safety roller barriers on South African roads. Through his business, he's saving thousands of lives. More on Briefly.co.za.

Entrepreneur, 21, uses innovative technology to save lives on SA roads
Nkosi Phungula started successful chilli sauce business with just R30

Nkosi Phungula started successful chilli sauce business with just R30

27-year-old Nkosi Phungula is an ambitious entrepreneur in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal. His started Foodie Kings, a successful chilli sauce business, with just R30 in his pocket. Find out more about it on Briefly.

Nkosi Phungula started successful chilli sauce business with just R30
Meet Nico Heyns, the hero pilot who died fighting Garden Route blaze

Meet Nico Heyns, the hero pilot who died fighting Garden Route blaze

The hero pilot who passed away while battling the fire in Garden Route, Western Cape, has been identified as 65-year-old Nico Heyns. A colleague hailed him as a "legend who saved many lives." More on Briefly.co.za.

Meet Nico Heyns, the hero pilot who died fighting Garden Route blaze
5 facts about SA billionaire and Ramaphosa's ally, Ivan Glasenberg

5 facts about SA billionaire and Ramaphosa's ally, Ivan Glasenberg

61-year-old Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore International, will reportedly retire in the next three to five years. He is a business associate of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Briefly.co.za compiles five facts about him.

5 facts about SA billionaire and Ramaphosa's ally, Ivan Glasenberg
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