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Mama's boy: 39-year-old man says he can't cope without his mom

Ultimate mama's boy: Grown man says he can't cope without his mom

Ultimate mama's boy: Grown man says he can't cope without his mom
R12 billion tender scandal leads to Tshwane city manager being suspended

R12 billion tender scandal leads to Tshwane city manager being suspended

Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola has been suspended by the city’s council for his part in alleged tender irregularities worth around R12 billion. Mosola’s suspension was approved by a special sitting of the city’s council.

R12 billion tender scandal leads to Tshwane city manager being suspended
2 men volunteer to fix potholes and drainage in their townships

2 men volunteer to fix potholes and drainage in their townships

27-year-old Pedro Mahlangu and 54-year-old Amos Matsimela are making a real difference in their township communities instead of waiting for service delivery, which sometimes never comes. Read more on Briefly.co.za.

2 men volunteer to fix potholes and drainage in their townships
Lady makes stunning crochet products and earns a living out of it

Lady makes stunning crochet products and earns a living out of it

A talented and entrepreneurial lady is proving that it's possible to make a living out of crocheting. 25-year-old Masha Seagela Hope is a self-taught crocheter who runs her own business. Read more about her on Briefly.co.za.

Lady makes stunning crochet products and earns a living out of it
Traditional healer claps back at haters: ‘I am not a fake prophet’

Traditional healer claps back at haters: ‘I am not a fake prophet’

Community members in Hammanskraal, Pretoria, accused Dr Kato, a traditional healer, of being a fake prophet after he apparently staged a theft scene at his home. However, he insists that he's not a fake prophet.

Traditional healer claps back at haters: ‘I am not a fake prophet’
Man charges families R150k to drown sorrows with booze at funerals

Man charges families R150k to drown sorrows with booze at funerals

Pretoria-based Brothers & Sisters Funeral Home charges up to R150,000 to fulfil families' wishes during funerals, including serving booze. A video of one of the funerals they organised went viral recently. More on Briefly.

Man charges families R150k to drown sorrows with booze at funerals
Well-wishers rally to help teens who lost their single mom to cancer

Well-wishers rally to help teens who lost their single mom to cancer

Two teenage girls in Pretoria, Verné and Mika, lost their single mom Tanya to cancer in May this year. They have been living with family friends. Well-wishers reached out to Jacaranda FM for help and the response was heartwarming.

Well-wishers rally to help teens who lost their single mom to cancer
Stokvel turned property investment group: Meet Mzansi’s Goodfellas

Stokvel turned property investment group: Meet Mzansi’s Goodfellas

Three years ago, a group of 10 friends started a stokvel to help each other buy groceries for Christmas. They quickly scaled up and are now investing in the property market. They are the Goodfellas Brigade Investment Club.

Stokvel turned property investment group: Meet Mzansi’s Goodfellas
Mechanic says: 'These women are the best mechanics I have ever seen'

Mechanic says: 'These women are the best mechanics I have ever seen'

Issac Boshomane works as a mechanic and runs his own business, Kgabo Cars, in Soshanguve, Pretoria. He also started a training centre to provide practical and theoretical training to youths wishing to be mechanics.

Mechanic says: 'These women are the best mechanics I have ever seen'
Msimanga warns TMPD cops: “You crash a vehicle you pay for it”

Msimanga warns TMPD cops: “You crash a vehicle you pay for it”

The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) has taken delivery of 103 new bakkies. The vehicles were handed over by City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Monday morning, along with a stern warning to TMPD officers.

Msimanga warns TMPD cops: “You crash a vehicle you pay for it”
Video filmed inside the plane as it crashed in Pretoria is going viral

Video filmed inside the plane as it crashed in Pretoria is going viral

On Tuesday, the 10th of July, South Africans were shocked when a charter plane crashed near Pretoria. A video filmed by a passenger on board shows the terrifying moment the small plane made impact with the ground.

Video filmed inside the plane as it crashed in Pretoria is going viral
Light in the dark: How Pretoria residents were brought together by a power outage

Light in the dark: How Pretoria residents were brought together by a power outage

Eastern Pretoria was without electricity for nearly a week because of a fire at the Wapadrand substation. The technicians working on fixing the problems were treated to warm hospitality by caring Pretoria residents.

Light in the dark: How Pretoria residents were brought together by a power outage
1 person dead and 19 injured in Wonderboom airplane crash

1 person dead and 19 injured in Wonderboom airplane crash

A small airplane crashed into a factory near Wonderboom airport in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon. 19 people are reported injured and one person has passed away since the crash. It is not known what the cause of the crash is yet.

1 person dead and 19 injured in Wonderboom airplane crash
At least 20 people injured after aircraft crashed near Wonderboom airport

At least 20 people injured after aircraft crashed near Wonderboom airport

A charter plane has crashed in Pretoria near the Wonderboom airport, leaving 20 people injured. The plane crashed about 8 kilometres from the airport on Tuesday afternoon. Paramedics were tending the injured amid smoke.

At least 20 people injured after aircraft crashed near Wonderboom airport
Gogo with heart of gold serves kasi residents free tea at clinic

Gogo with heart of gold serves kasi residents free tea at clinic

68-year-old Mmatema Rantlhwatlhwa, from Hammanskraal in Pretoria, lives near a clinic. When she noticed patients shivering in the cold while waiting for treatment, she decided to offer them free tea and coffee.

Gogo with heart of gold serves kasi residents free tea at clinic
‘We made it baby boy’: Single mom graduates, tweeps congratulate her

‘We made it baby boy’: Single mom graduates, tweeps congratulate her

Mary, a young single mom from Pretoria, inspired many South Africans on Twitter after sharing news and photos of her graduation. Tweeps commended her for setting a great example to other single moms. More on Briefly.

‘We made it baby boy’: Single mom graduates, tweeps congratulate her
DA mistakes cost Tshwane council R2.1 billion due to missed bond auction

DA mistakes cost Tshwane council R2.1 billion due to missed bond auction

The City of Tshwane council which is led by the DA has missed an opportunity to alleviate some of the current financial strains faced in the country when it was forced to cancel its first bond auction in five-years.

DA mistakes cost Tshwane council R2.1 billion due to missed bond auction
SA success story: Inspiring entrepreneur opens R350m hotel in Menlyn

SA success story: Inspiring entrepreneur opens R350m hotel in Menlyn

Siyanda Sabelo Dlamini, a young local entrepreneur, has launched his own hotel, The Regency Apartment Hotel, in Menlyn, Pretoria. It's a R350m development and offers both residential and hotel accommodation. More on Briefly.

SA success story: Inspiring entrepreneur opens R350m hotel in Menlyn
Police fulfil brave 6-year-old cancer patient's dream of becoming an officer

Police fulfil brave 6-year-old cancer patient's dream of becoming an officer

Six-year-old Dineo Makofane, from Burgersfort in Limpopo, has acute leukaemia. She has always dreamt of becoming a policewoman. Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria fulfilled her wish recently. Find out more here.

Police fulfil brave 6-year-old cancer patient's dream of becoming an officer
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