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Township cobbler and entrepreneur shows how hard work leads to good results

Township cobbler and entrepreneur shows how hard work leads to good results

Township cobbler and entrepreneur shows how hard work leads to good results
KwaZulu-Natal man's lit artwork on clothing shook social media

KwaZulu-Natal man's lit artwork has tweeps asking for banking details

Social media users are freaking out about the custom designs made by designer Lwandle. Taking to Twitter, the KwaZulu-Natal man showed off his extraordinary skills and it had tweeps asking for his banking details.

KwaZulu-Natal man's lit artwork has tweeps asking for banking details
Family sleeps on road outside farm for two weeks after being evicted

Family sleeps on road outside farm for two weeks after being evicted

Julius Malema showed his disgust on Twitter at farm workers being evicted from their homes. Over 20 000 face eviction now and one family in 2016 slept on the road for 2 weeks because they had nowhere to go when evicted

Family sleeps on road outside farm for two weeks after being evicted
Young boy's future at medical school hangs on fundraising efforts

A bleak future as no bursary awarded to top student with 8 distinctions

A 2017 Grade 12 student who graduate with 8 distinctions and an over 90% average was not offered a bursary for his medical degree. The son of a domestic worker, he has no means to pay for his own degree and is now stuck

A bleak future as no bursary awarded to top student with 8 distinctions
South African women trying to survive with no pension, food or electricity

South African women trying to survive with no pension, food or electricity

One good-hearted stranger has shown true kindness by reaching out to help a complete stranger who is in desperate need. Her Tweet was a call to action, rallying Shouth Africans to help her provide for one old lady with no pension

South African women trying to survive with no pension, food or electricity
Facebook user helps domestic worker double her salary

Domestic worker's pay doubles after her story was shared on Facebook

A Facebook user, Mazeeda Limbada, took to social media to share the touching story of Christina Mkhwanazi, a 56-year-old domestic worker who worked seven days a week for only R1500 and she never got to see her family.

Domestic worker's pay doubles after her story was shared on Facebook
Chaos as Ramadaan turns into a dramatic punch-up at a Mosque in Overport

Chaos as Ramadaan turns into a dramatic punch-up at a Mosque in Overport

This Mosque saw a different take on Ramadan as a group of about 50 worshipers got into a brawl with each. other. The shame-faced group have since apologized for their behaviour, but not before it was all caught on camera

Chaos as Ramadaan turns into a dramatic punch-up at a Mosque in Overport
Captain Vinny Pillay receives Integrity Idol for outstanding service

Local police captain awarded the Integrity Idol for outstanding service

Integrity Idol is a national campaign led by people who want to name and fame public servants who live and work with integrity. South African Police Captain Vinny Pillay was awarded the Integrity Idol for his dedication.

Local police captain awarded the Integrity Idol for outstanding service
Tumisang Kgaboesele: Meet the powerhouse who founded Africa People Mover

Tumisang Kgaboesele: Meet the powerhouse who founded Africa People Mover

Briefly.co.za took a look at Powerhouse Tumisang Kgaboesele, who is the founder and CEO of Africa People Mover (APM), a proudly SA bus company that’s grown into a team of 192 employees, with 22 buses, in only three years.

Tumisang Kgaboesele: Meet the powerhouse who founded Africa People Mover
Love does not see colour - lovely couple reminds South Africa

Beautiful couple reminds South Africans that love is colourblind

Love is something to be celebrated, no matter what the colour of the couple involved. Mixed race couples show the world that what race you are is not relevant to a happy relationship but what matters is what is in their hearts.

Beautiful couple reminds South Africans that love is colourblind
Bitcoin kidnapping 12-year old Katlego Marite found

Bitcoin kidnapping: 12-year old victim Katlego Marite found

Police have confirmed that they had found the Bitcoin kidnapping victim, 12-year-old Katlego Marite. Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said Katlego was alone when police found him. No arrests have been made.

Bitcoin kidnapping: 12-year old victim Katlego Marite found
Pirates only signs the right kind of new players - Rhulani Mokwena

Orlando Pirates only sign players with a spiritual connection to the club

Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena has revealed certain key aspects of the glamour club’s recruitment policy. Mokwena said an important part of signing new players was ensuring they would fit into the culture of the club.

Orlando Pirates only sign players with a spiritual connection to the club
South Africans share their job interview fails with hilarious tweets - #IFailedToGetThatJob

South Africans share their job interview fails with hilarious tweets - #IFailedToGetThatJob

Thousands of South Africans struggle to find work as the unemployment rate grows, but some of us can still find reasons to laugh even when things are looking dark. Social media has people sharing their failed interview experiences

South Africans share their job interview fails with hilarious tweets - #IFailedToGetThatJob
Players and fans react to shock retirement of AB de Villiers

Cricket players and fans react to shock retirement of AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers shocked the cricketing world on Wednesday when he announced his immediate retirement from international cricket. AB’s decision brings to a close a glittering 14-year international career in which he became a legend.

Cricket players and fans react to shock retirement of AB de Villiers
Expats declare: We love living in South Africa even if it's unsafe

South Africa remains a favourite with expats despite safety issues

Many people from all over the world have made sunny South Africa their new home and they are happy and satisfied with living here. Despite all the problems our country faces, it is still a wonderful place to live.

South Africa remains a favourite with expats despite safety issues
Pearl Thusi thanks Basetsana Khumalo for being her 'rock and shield' in her life

Pearl Thusi thanks Basetsana Khumalo for being her 'rock and shield' in her life

Beloved and beautiful celebrity Pearl Thusi celebrated her birthday in glittering style surrounded by close friends and family. Her heartfelt speech left the super star teary eyed and grateful for all their love and support.

Pearl Thusi thanks Basetsana Khumalo for being her 'rock and shield' in her life
Twitter video urges men in South Africa to think twice about abusing women

“The only place a woman should feel unsafe is at the zoo with wild animals”

South Africa is plagued by abuse, especially abuse against women and children. The situation is dire. Now two men have made a video encouraging men against abuse and urging them to help make women feel safe again

“The only place a woman should feel unsafe is at the zoo with wild animals”
"My human angel": The day Obakeng Seutane saved a mother's life

"My human angel": The day Obakeng Seutane saved a white mother's life

A woman almost died in front of son was it not for the help of a kind stranger who thought quickly to save her life. For the first time in her life, Nicole Morgan had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, and she almost died.

"My human angel": The day Obakeng Seutane saved a white mother's life
It is her home language: White lady shows off her Zulu speaking skills

It is her home language: White 'tannie' shows off her Zulu speaking skills

An elderly white lady was seen on Twitter showing off her Zulu speaking skills. The video was posted on social media by her daughter, Tonya Khoury, on Wednesday. So, in honour of African languages, Briefly decided to share it.

It is her home language: White 'tannie' shows off her Zulu speaking skills
Introducing: Pharell Williams and Akon on DJ Black Coffee’s new album

Pharell Williams and Akon to collab on DJ Black Coffee’s new album

There is some serious talent involved in DJ Black Coffee's new album. The artist announced that Pharrell Williams and Akon will be collabing on the album. He also announced he hopes to release it by August this year

Pharell Williams and Akon to collab on DJ Black Coffee’s new album
Local band Mi Casa are going global after signing with SONY/ATV

Local band Mi Casa are going global after signing with SONY/ATV

Talented trio Mi Casa have announced they are going global after signing a deal with SONY and ATV. The three can't wait to start their travels and believe that is long as they remember their roots as a band, they will be sucessful

Local band Mi Casa are going global after signing with SONY/ATV
A look at the luxury Facebook life of Boksburg heist gang member, Thato Gaopatwe

A look at the luxury Facebook life of Boksburg heist gang member, Thato Gaopatwe

One of the men accused for the Boksburg heist has been found on Facebook. And, his profile showed him living a life far beyond his pay grade. So, Briefly.co.za took a look at the luxury lifestyle of Thato Gaopatwe.

A look at the luxury Facebook life of Boksburg heist gang member, Thato Gaopatwe
Man with albinism speaks out: They say we're cursed, but they kill us for good luck

Man with albinism speaks out: They say we're cursed, but they kill us for good luck

A man living with albinism has called out the issues people who have the skin disorder faced on a daily basis. "They say that we are a curse, badluck, monkeys, yet they hunt us down to kill us as they believe we bring luck".

Man with albinism speaks out: They say we're cursed, but they kill us for good luck
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