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Forget the white wedding: Durban man pops the question in the snow

Forget the white wedding: Durban man pops the question in the snow

Forget the white wedding: A Durban man popped the question in the snow
Percy Tau’s record-smashing transfer deal to Brighton confirmed by Mamelodi Sundowns

Percy Tau’s record-smashing transfer deal to Brighton confirmed by Mamelodi Sundowns

Percy Tau is finally heading to Europe. The news has been officially confirmed by his now former club Mamelodi Sundowns. The club has confirmed the record-obliterating R50 million transfer deal for Tau had been completed.

Percy Tau’s record-smashing transfer deal to Brighton confirmed by Mamelodi Sundowns
Land expropriation hearing told only land belonging to whites should be expropriated

Land expropriation hearing told only land belonging to whites should be expropriated

On Thursday, Parliament’s constitutional review committee heard that only land owned by white people should be subject to expropriation without compensation. This is the view of a Rustenburg community activist.

Land expropriation hearing told only land belonging to whites should be expropriated
IFP wants to talk about bringing the death penalty back in South Africa

IFP wants to talk about bringing the death penalty back in South Africa

The IFP is suggesting that South Africans consider reinstating the death penalty for the violent and sexual crimes terrorising the country so often and seriously. South Africa ended the death penalty back in 1990.

IFP wants to talk about bringing the death penalty back in South Africa
Photographer Trevor Stuurman documents Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya

Proudly SA: Trevor Stuurman documents Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya

Talented South African photographer Trevor Stuurman notched up another milestone recently. He was commissioned to document former US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya recently. Read more about it on Briefly.

Proudly SA: Trevor Stuurman documents Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya
Former Bafana midfielder ‘Yeye’ says scorings goals was Africa’s weakness at World Cup

Former Bafana midfielder ‘Yeye’ says scorings goals was Africa’s weakness at World Cup

Reneilwe 'Yeye' Letsholonyane the former Bafana Bafana midfielder has given his opinion about the performance of African teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Yeye said scoring goals was a major weakness for teams.

Former Bafana midfielder ‘Yeye’ says scorings goals was Africa’s weakness at World Cup
SA student wins award for most outstanding thesis in Southern Africa

SA student wins award for most outstanding thesis in Southern Africa

27-year-old Zakeera Docrat is a PhD candidate at Rhodes University. Her MA thesis has won an award for being the most outstanding in Southern Africa in the area of African languages. Read more about her on Briefly.co.za.

SA student wins award for most outstanding thesis in Southern Africa
11 important things to know about South Africa's new bill on smoking

11 important things to know about South Africa's new bill on smoking

The Department of Health released a draft of the proposed new laws in May 2018 and plans to change the way people smoke in public. The laws will apply to all smoking-related products like cigarettes and electronic delivery systems

11 important things to know about South Africa's new bill on smoking
From jobless beggar to published author: Meshack Bevhula inspires many

From jobless beggar to published author: Meshack Bevhula inspires many

In 2016, Meshack Bevhula was displaying a placard on street corners pleading for a publisher for his book. Just two years later, his book is published and he has a full-time job. Read his inspiring story on Briefly.co.za.

From jobless beggar to published author: Meshack Bevhula inspires many
Modise lashes back at AfriForum: They want it to look like black people can't farm

Modise lashes back at AfriForum: They want it to look like black people can't farm

Thandi Modise feels that AfriForum is targeting her to make black farmers look bad. She says the group only wants to take her to court on allegations of animal cruelty to make it look like black South Africans can't farm.

Modise lashes back at AfriForum: They want it to look like black people can't farm
‘Well done black king:’ Wits LLB graduate earns praise from tweeps

‘Well done black king:’ Wits LLB graduate earns praise from tweeps

Sello Motheo, a proud LLB graduate from the Wits University, took to Twitter recently to celebrate finally obtaining his degree. Twitter users congratulated him on his achievement and wished him well in his career. More on Briefly

‘Well done black king:’ Wits LLB graduate earns praise from tweeps
Female rugby referee Aimee Barrett-Theron nominated for prestigious woman of the year award

Ground-breaking female rugby referee nominated for prestigious woman of the year award

Aimee Barrett-Theron is without doubt South Africa’s leading female rugby referee and has throughout her career broken many records and broken new ground for women in the traditionally male dominated sport of rugby.

Ground-breaking female rugby referee nominated for prestigious woman of the year award
Student's photo gets tweeps talking: ‘She looks just like her mom’

Student's photo gets tweeps talking: ‘She looks just like her mom’

Maselaelo Phaswana is an LLB student in Johannesburg. She shared a photo of herself and her mom on Twitter recently and got tweeps remarking just how much they are beautiful and look alike. Read more on Briefly.co.za.

Student's photo gets tweeps talking: ‘She looks just like her mom’
Ghanian pastor reveals how he did odd things before he was called by God

Ghanian pastor reveals how he did odd things before he was called by God

A Ghanaian pastor recently made a shocking revelation in an interview. The man claimed he lived with Satan for 17 years before he was called by God, adding he was born with strong satanic powers which he needed to maintain.

Ghanian pastor reveals how he did odd things before he was called by God
Former SA hitman fears for his life: They already beat me up once

Former SA hitman fears for his life: They already beat me up once

A South African man fears for his life after he confessed to crimes his former accomplices committed while he was in prison. The ex-hitman admitted his former friends already sent people to beat him up so that he does not testify.

Former SA hitman fears for his life: They already beat me up once
Impeccably well dressed elderly man in Joburg's public lecture gets tongues wagging

Impeccably well dressed elderly man in Joburg's public lecture gets tongues wagging

A well-dressed South African madala managed to reach Twitter stardom after he was filmed preaching an important message on the streets of Johannesburg. And, according to tweeps, he has been at it since the year 2000.

Impeccably well dressed elderly man in Joburg's public lecture gets tongues wagging
SA couple's 72-year marriage comes to an end: Their final moments together

SA couple's 72-year marriage comes to an end: Their final moments together

A South African couple was married for nearly 72-years when Petrus Meintjies passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. So, Briefly.co.za took a look at his last few moments with the love of his life, Annie, 89.

SA couple's 72-year marriage comes to an end: Their final moments together
R16ml lotto winner goes from shack living to owning 3 homes

R16ml lotto winner goes from shack living to owning 3 homes

A woman who lived in a shack in Cape Town got lucky after winning R16 million in the Lotto. Now, she plans on buying her and her two sons homes and sending her daughter to the university to study the degree of her dreams.

R16ml lotto winner goes from shack living to owning 3 homes
10 Reactions to the ANC heist suspect and his R97m ‘farms for friends’ links

10 Reactions to the ANC heist suspect and his R97m ‘farms for friends’ links

Tweeps reacted to the case of Errol Velile Present, who had been identified as the African National Congress (ANC) employee based at the party’s Luthuli House, who had allegedly been tied to a cash-in-transit heist.

10 Reactions to the ANC heist suspect and his R97m ‘farms for friends’ links
The gender debate: Wits won't be calling students Mr or Ms anymore

The gender debate: Wits won't be calling students Mr or Ms anymore

Tweeps reacted to Wits deciding it would no longer address students by titles such as Mr or Ms. According to Wits, those who identify gender-neutral feel invalidated and distressed when addressed by a non-affirming title.

The gender debate: Wits won't be calling students Mr or Ms anymore
Skeem Saam fans want to know what's up with Celia crazy new hair

Skeem Saam fans want to know what's up with Celia crazy new hair

Social media users took to Twitter to ask what the heck is going on with Celia Magongwa's new hairdo. In fact, some tweeps went as far as to say her hair is stressing them out, while others added it was befitting of a witch.

Skeem Saam fans want to know what's up with Celia crazy new hair
Update: ANC employee suspected of CIT heist linked to additional crimes

Update: ANC employee suspected of CIT heist linked to additional crimes

The minister of police Bheki Cele has revealed that the now former ANC employee who is a suspect in a Dobsonville, Soweto cash-in-transit (CIT) could be a career criminal. Cele said Present had been linked to another heist.

Update: ANC employee suspected of CIT heist linked to additional crimes
Siphiwe Tshabalala: Kaizer Chiefs players need to respect and support Giovanni Solinas

Siphiwe Tshabalala: Kaizer Chiefs players need to respect and support Giovanni Solinas

Siphiwe Tshabalala has called on his Kaizer Chiefs teammates to respect and support the club’s newly appointed Italian head coach Giovanni Solinas. Tshabalala said the players needed to trust that the club’s bosses.

Siphiwe Tshabalala: Kaizer Chiefs players need to respect and support Giovanni Solinas
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