Independent Media Episodes
Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch.
Prolific South African musician, Black Coffee, has really made his name in the international music scene, from winning awards all over the world to playing on the main stage at Tomorrowland. #Inform
The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups.
Mxolisi George decided not to be another statistic in the high unemployment rate in South Africa, and decided to start up a takkie wash business. Video by: Vusi Adonis
South African jazz musician, Sunny Pillay has passed away from a suspected heart attack yesterday. Pillay sang and performed alongside the likes of the late Hugh Masekela and American Richard Pryor. Video by: Viasen Soobramoney
Founder of Ice Cream 'Vanni Plain', Iegshaan Small from Mitchells Plain, looked down a gun barrel and told gangsters in his neighborhood that he will not join them, instead he studied to become a chef
If you huddled around a braai yesterday on Heritage Day, you would have likely heard one of these words or phrases. In keeping with Heritage Month, we asked Capetonians to share their favorite slang words and phrases. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
Bo-Kaap is rich in history and rugby legend Fagmie Solomons takes us on a journey back to when he captained the Saru team against Namibia in Windhoek in 1987. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
The streets of Gardens in Cape Town is Michael Yettsin's office, he makes a living by carving out animals from pallet wood. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
With all news surrounding gender-based violence and violence against women and children, Co-owner of the Pride Fighting Academy - PFA, Jessica Cohen-Mouneimne, has taken her self defense training to the schools in her community...
Heritage Day is a celebration of South African heritage. A day where family and friends from various backgrounds get together to celebrate their heritage. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
Over the last week, South Africans have taken a stand against rape and gender-based violence. But what happens next, what are the solutions to these issues? Is gender-based violence programs in schools a solution? Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
If you tired of the same old gym routine, then take a look at our 5 alternatives to get your body ready for summer. (Paradiso Academy Evolution Dance Company SA MADfit MMA) Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
Tandeka Mfila started the Lonwabo Day Care Centre at her home in Mfuleni, after seeing the need to care for children with special needs in her community. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
If you suffering from Monday blues, then take a look at our top 3 picks of videos that went viral over the weekend. Which one is your favourite? Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
To celebrate Heritage Day, we take a look at traditional Zulu headgear. In most African cultures and tribes, a hat can represent and signify cultural, social and personal meanings. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
Old misleading social media posts, said to be of xenophobic violence are causing panic and fueling tensions in South Africa.
Emmanuel Ngema is a rising star in the tennis coaching and development circles, he has been instrumental in transforming and taking tennis to the townships in and around Durban. He teaches Tennis to kids from informal settlement.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy - Endurance Athlete completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim. The swim covered the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
From Japan's shock win over the Springboks to Nelson Mandela clad in a Springbok kit. Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019, we look at some of South Africa's most memorable moments in Rugby World Cup history
Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran, Patrick Mvundla's body has been returned to South Africa from Botswana to be reburied 31 years. He will be buried on Saturday, 28 September 2019.
Legendary South African cultural icon, Baba Sikhulu Shange, who passed away was the owner of the iconic Record Shack, located across the Apollo Theatre, in Harlem New York for over 40 years. #Inform Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
As the country griples with Gender Based Violence (GBV), an East London, Eastern Cape man has decided to turn the imaginary social media men's conference into a reality. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
BirdMan, Tom van Niekerk is a legend on Durban's beach promenade, you can spot him riding his bike with his "babies" whistle and chirp as the breeze ruffles their feathers. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
Maths whizz-kid Dante Andre Lazarus from Hilary in KwaZulu-Natal, outsmarted over 70 kids at the KZN Department of Education Mental Maths challenge.
If your pressed to find something to do with the little ones on Saturdays, the Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum in Durban has the indigenous games program, which is aimed at allowing children to interact and sharpen their social skills.
The biggest opposition party in eSwatini, the People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) has sharply criticised King Mswati III for importing luxury vehicles.
Local innovator, Siyabonga Ndwalane, is making waves in the electronics industry. He is the brains behind the portable bluetooth speakers called Turn Up (Turnup Speakers) #Inspire Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
South African dancer Musa Motha has won the hearts of people all over the world with his amazing dance skills. The 23-year-old who dances with crutches is a member of the Vuyani Dance Company. #Inspire Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
A video of an African grey parrot "dancing" to Bhangra music has gone viral on social media. The bird is seen bopping its head to the panjabi 1995 hit Bolo Ta Ra Ra by artist Daler Mehndi. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
The Sekunjalo Delft Music Academy is a youth development program which specialises in Jazz, music and other related activities. The lessons that are taught at the academy on Saturday mornings are three sessions, practical, theory and ensemble.
WATCH: Sho Madjozi's latest single gets WWE wrestler John Cena jiving! The video from Ellen DeGeneres' Instagram page shows the wrestler breaking it down with DJ Stephen tWitch Boss.
Jarette Petzer founder of the #ImStaying Facebook group, says the group is not only a platform for pushing a positive narrative but it is also uplifting South Africans who need employment or other opportunities.
Minister of Trade and Industry has unveiled a new poultry sector master plan which aims ton protect the local industry from unfair trade.
This powerful image, titled 'Desperate Measures' was taken by Kgaugelo Neville Ngomane. The image captures the dehorning of a rhino and highlights the efforts that go into saving these iconic and vulnerable species.
These sleeping mats are made out of plarn or plastic yarn! Suzette Hendricks, a house parent at LAKE FARM Centre PE in Port Elizabeth teaches some at the home for intellectually disabled adults to crochet these mats for the homeless.
"I love our traditional Cape Malay dishes. I love how we congregate around food." says Mariam Ismail Baderoon. To celebrate Heritage Day, Mariam will show you one of her favourites, Kool Frikkadel! Watch the video to catch her full recipe.
Many people know there are some health benefits of rooibos tea or red bush tea. But now a study is underway at Stellenbosch University that seeks to prove that rooibos' anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties could potentially curb obesity.
If you've been hit by hay fever and you feel it's been worse than most years, there's a reason why! The University of Cape Town Lung Institute said the pollen count in some areas of the Western Cape have been very high.
A book booth donated by a former pupil of Kannemeyer Primary School is proving to be a fun new way to encourage children to love reading.
Take a look at Tira, the spotted Zebra! A Maasai Mara guide came across this one of a kind genetically mutated baby zebra last week. Tira was named after the guide's surname. Instead of stripes, this baby zebra is spotted, and appropriately so.
Instead of the usual pen and paper or laptop to take down Microbiology notes, one student from Stellenbosch University opted for a more old school approach! Watch the lecturer's hilarious reaction! MFM 92.6 - Move to the Music UCT Just Kidding
The 'Ladies Setting the Pace' campaign aims to raise R500,000 to provide education for and develop young female athletes in South Africa.
An Egyptian-Japanese joint archaeological mission unearthed a catacomb engraved in stone in Giza Province.
South Africans are sharing their condolences upon the passing of Gontlafetse Sehako. Sehako had suffered from Pulmonary Hypertension since 2011 and had to use domiciliary oxygen therapy at home. She was an inspiration to her thousands of followers.
A single mother and domestic worker from Pretoria won R7.8 million in the PowerBall Plus draw. After 30 years of domestic work, and drowning in debt, the win last week changed her life.
There's a new dagga saliva test on the market that can determine if you are high within minutes. The test indicates whether a person has smoked or ingested dagga in the previous three hours.