Snake catcher shares summer safety tips

Snake catcher shares summer safety tips

With the temperatures finally starting to feel like summer in the Cape, snake catchers are receiving more and more callouts for removals. Justin Collocott, owner of Snake Removal Helderberg says the summer heat brings snakes out of hibernation
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Captain Kolisi inspires crowds in Cape leg of Bok Tour

Captain Kolisi inspires crowds in Cape leg of Bok Tour

Thousands of Capetonians hit the streets in the CBD to show their support for the team. Today the Springboks wrap up their final leg of their victory tour after winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup earlier this month. Video by Kelly-Jane Turner Mardon
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Mzansi Twitter planning wedding for #KFCPROPOSAL couple

Mzansi Twitter planning wedding for #KFCPROPOSAL couple

Mzansi Twitter has taken the liberty of planning a wedding for the couple who got engaged in a KFC. Twitter found the couple from video captured at the KFC Vaal outlet earlier this week.
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How you can have your say on NHI Bill

How you can have your say on NHI Bill

Since the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was introduced to Parliament in August 2019 over 100 000 written submissions have been received. In early November the first public hearings on the NHI were held in various towns in the Northern Cape.
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Fridays off at Microsoft Japan boost productivity by 40%

Fridays off at Microsoft Japan boost productivity by 40%

Microsoft Japan saw a 40% increase in productivity and a dip in company costs after the tech giant tested a three-day weekend. The 'Working Reform Project' gave 2,300 employees every Friday off for one month and it didn't count towards their leave
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Chatsworth tattoo artist, Macalister Dalton, defies all the odds

Chatsworth tattoo artist, Macalister Dalton, defies all the odds

Macalister Dalton of Chatsworth does not want to be classed as "physically disabled". The 27-year-old tattoo artist who suffers from a rare disease that affects all the muscles in his body prides himself on perseverance and focus.
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A trip down memory lane with author, Kiru Naidoo

A trip down memory lane with author, Kiru Naidoo

Author Kiru Naidoo, wrote about his personal account of growing up in Chatsworth. The memories he made, the people he grew up with and the experiences he got to share. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower
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Deaf photographer, Adhil Ramnath, goes beyond expectations

Deaf photographer, Adhil Ramnath, goes beyond expectations

Adhil Ramnath from Shallcross in Durban was born with a hearing disability. However, he doesn't like being classified as "deaf" and sees his impairment as just a mere obstacle that has come his way. Video by: Jehran Naidoo
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How Jean Weirich Wiggil danced away her cancer woes

How Jean Weirich Wiggil danced away her cancer woes

Jean Weirich Wiggil was diagnosed after finding a lump in her breast. She immediately went through with treatment, some of which "made me feel lifeless," she added. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower #Sapa #Sapa_TV Cancer Revolution
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Springboks skipper Kolisi wins UK writers' award

Springboks skipper Kolisi wins UK writers' award

Siya Kolisi was voted the UK Rugby Union Writers' Club personality of the year for 2019 after leading South Africa to their World Cup triumph in Japan.
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Holgate team tackles southern Africa's toughest mountain passes

Holgate team tackles southern Africa's toughest mountain passes

The Kingsley Holgate Foundation (KHF) team started 2020 tackling the 3 262m Tlaeeng Summit in Lesotho, one of the highest, driveable road passes in Africa.
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Soccer kept Lovie Naidoo motivated

Soccer kept Lovie Naidoo motivated

Lovie Naidoo stands against every common misconception, every negative remark towards women on the sports field. The 59-year-old from Chatsworth fell in love with soccer because of her son and she never looked back. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inform
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#VisiteKasi - Where to stay in Durban

#VisiteKasi - Where to stay in Durban

The warm salty air gently brushing your skin, an enigmatic aroma sizzling at the tip of your nose and of course, the sound of Gqom thumping in your ear. Yes, you have arrived in Durban.
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#VisiteKasi - Where to eat in Durban

#VisiteKasi - Where to eat in Durban

When someone speaks about Durban, food is always on the top of their list of "favourite things" about the city. If you do find yourself in Durban during the festive season, here are five places we think you'd enjoy. Video by: Jehran Naidoo
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Meals on Wheels, 10 000 meals for World Food Day

Meals on Wheels, 10 000 meals for World Food Day

UN World Food Day is commemorated annually on 16 October. In recognition of this important day charity organisation Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa undertook to prepare 10000 meals to distribute to learners around Johannesburg.
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Scenes from the Rage gaming expo in Johannesburg

Scenes from the Rage gaming expo in Johannesburg

The Rage gaming expo (RAgeExpo) hosted at The Dome in Northgate brought together gamers, cosplayers and techies. See what happened inside. Video by: Vusi Adonis #Inspire #Inform #Empower #Sapa #Sapa_TV
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Last chance to reach agreement on $5bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, warns Ethiopia

Last chance to reach agreement on $5bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, warns Ethiopia

Ethiopia has warned of a "last chance" to reach an agreement on the filling and operation of the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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Motsatse sisters take classic music world by storm

Motsatse sisters take classic music world by storm

The Motsatse sisters have everyone on the classical music scene dancing to their tune and have been collecting plaudits and awards from a very young age. Video by: Vusi Adonis #Inspire #Inform #Empower Neo Motsatse
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Dogs rescued by SPCA on the mend

Dogs rescued by SPCA on the mend

Animals bore the brunt of the recent xenophobic attacks and were left to fend for themselves as their owners fled the violence that killed 12 people.
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Vaal Dam water level drops below 50%

Vaal Dam water level drops below 50%

The city of Johannesburg said on Monday the dam's levels had fallen below 50% for the first time in nearly three years. The hot and windy heatwave coupled with a lack of rain in Gauteng is contributing to the rapid decline in the level of the dam
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Basetsana Kumalo tells all in autobiography

Basetsana Kumalo tells all in autobiography

Former Miss South Africa and media mogul Basetsana Kumalo has finally written a book about her storied life. She also discusses in detail her court battles with corporates and cyber bullies. Video by: Vusi Adonis
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Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed to attend ANC 108th anniversary celebrations

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed to attend ANC 108th anniversary celebrations

Ethiopian prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed will attend the African National Congress (ANC) 108th anniversary celebrations in Kimberley before joining president Cyril Ramaphosa for official state business.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their royal safari to Johannesburg

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their royal safari to Johannesburg

The visit to South Africa by their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex continued as they arrived in Johannesburg.
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He flew back home to the Cape Flats to empower the youth

He flew back home to the Cape Flats to empower the youth

Currently living in Brooklyn, New York, Shaun Petersen flew back home to Lavender Hill on the Cape Flats to celebrate his birthday by giving back to the community that raised him. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief #Empower #Inspire #Inform #CapeFlats
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Best friend raising funds to get SA chess champion, Amahle Zenzile, to African championships

Best friend raising funds to get SA chess champion, Amahle Zenzile, to African championships

Earlier this year, Amahle Zenzile from Crossroads Township in Cape Town, achieved her South African colours for chess and is looking to fulfill her dream of representing her country at the African Youth Chess Championships in Namibia
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Athenkosi Baba, empowering youth in Khayelitsha against climate change

Athenkosi Baba, empowering youth in Khayelitsha against climate change

Youth Leadership Officer, Athenkosi Baba, from the Project 90 by 2030's Youth Leadership Programme, is educating youth in the township of Khayelitsha about the affects of climate change and how they can be the change. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Cape Flats barber crowned SA's Barber of the Year

Cape Flats barber crowned SA's Barber of the Year

Hadley Blocky from Steenberg recently won South Africa's Barber of the Year award by BarberCraft.SA where contestants from accross the country participated at the Cape Town-based competition. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief #Inform #Inspire #Empower
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Surfing saved Yani Trout from the streets of the Cape Flats

Surfing saved Yani Trout from the streets of the Cape Flats

Founder of Nexgen Surf Cape Town, Yani Trout from Strandfontein, has not only turned his surfing hobby into a small business, but he also uses it as a tool to uplift youth in his community. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Nokuphiwo Jada, changing the lives of kids in Khayelitsha using yoga

Nokuphiwo Jada, changing the lives of kids in Khayelitsha using yoga

Yoga instructor for the Earthchild Project, Nokuphiwo Jada, uses yoga to teach kids in Khayelitsha how to live a positive, healthy and happy lifestyle. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief #Inspire #Inform #Empower #Khayelitsha #Yoga #EarthchildProject
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Award winning sports photographer, Rashied Isaacs, saving lives on the Cape Flats

Award winning sports photographer, Rashied Isaacs, saving lives on the Cape Flats

Cape Town based community sports photographer, Rashied Isaacs from Mitchells Plain, has seen too many deaths of young children on the sports fields on the Cape Flats due to a lack of skilled first aiders at hand during community sports matches
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Cape Town's Unframed Ice Cream is the best in the world

Cape Town's Unframed Ice Cream is the best in the world

Cape Town based ice cream parlour, Unframed Ice Cream, was recently awarded the best ice cream in the world by Big 7 Islands travel company. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief #Inform #Inspire #Empower #CapeTown #Travel #IceCream
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Olwethu Katase keeps Gugulethu kids off the streets using contemporary dance

Olwethu Katase keeps Gugulethu kids off the streets using contemporary dance

Dance teacher Olwethu Katase from Igugu-Lethu Arts and Leadership Project is doing her bit to uplift her community of Gugulthu. She teaches youth contemporary dance, ballet and African dance at their community hall after school.
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5 Tips before going surfing in Cape Town this summer

5 Tips before going surfing in Cape Town this summer

If surfing is something you want to tick off your bucket list, then take a look at these 5 tips by Yani Trout to keep in mind before heading out into the ocean. (@Nexgen Surf Cape Town)
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Zulu King to launch own mobile network

Zulu King to launch own mobile network

Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu will soon launch his mobile network named Bayede Mobile. According Director of Bayede Mobile, Jane Nkadimang, the project is expected to be launched by November 1 this year.
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WhatsApp stokvel a scam or legit?

WhatsApp stokvel a scam or legit?

The National Stokvel Association of SA (Nasasa) has warned South Africans that WhatsApp stokvels are most likely to be pyramid schemes rather than a genuine savings vehicles. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima #Inform #Empower #Inspire #Sapa #Sapa_TV
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Durban art scene is on the rise

Durban art scene is on the rise

Durban is finally emerging from the shadows of Cape Town and Johannesburg with young artists like Sphephelo Mnguni and Wonder Buhle carving their own path, the city is on the cusp of real creative explosion. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Cape Town's Table Mountain Cableway turns 90

Cape Town's Table Mountain Cableway turns 90

Cape Town's Table Mountain Aerial Cableway turned 90 on Friday. The cable car took its maiden voyage on October 4, 1929. The cable car makes about 190 trips a day and has seen more than 28million visitors. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Sbhekile Ndlangisa is a master Goldsmith

Sbhekile Ndlangisa is a master Goldsmith

Even though he grew up in a village in the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, Sbhekile Ndlangisa knew from an early age that he didn't want to follow the usual career path of being a teacher, nurse or policeman. (Sbhekile Jewellers)
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SAPS launches free app to fight crime

SAPS launches free app to fight crime

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a new crime-fighting app, in partnership with Vodacom. Police Minister Bheki Cele said that the app is designed to make it easy for citizens to access police stations.
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Actress Nqobile Khumalo honoured with International award

Actress Nqobile Khumalo honoured with International award

South African actress Nqobile Khumalo was awarded the Best African Actress Award at the recent New Vision International Film Festival (NVIFF) held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima #Inform #Empower #Inspire
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Durban Metro Police unveils hi-tech crime fighting vehicle

Durban Metro Police unveils hi-tech crime fighting vehicle

The EThekwini Municipality unveiled its new state-of-the-art police vehicles at the annual Govtech conference in Durban on Tuesday 29 October.
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Meet Kgethi Nkotsi and Durban's jazz disciples

Meet Kgethi Nkotsi and Durban's jazz disciples

Jazz is regarded as a genre for old people but Durban based musician Kgethi Nkotsi is changing all of that. Nkotsi hosts regular jazz sessions at Phansi Museum, which also serve as a platform for young up and coming musicians
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Meet Durban's denim guru Dumisane Kweyama

Meet Durban's denim guru Dumisane Kweyama

Durban based Elppag Brand, by Dumisane Kweyama, is a hidden gem from South Africa. The brand has carved a name for itself and has gained popularity among denim and leather aficionados. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Fundraising campaign for Radius Masukume who rescued raped woman

Fundraising campaign for Radius Masukume who rescued raped woman

A donation page has been set up for Radius Masukume, the man who rescued a woman who was being raped by two men in a field in Tableview, Cape Town last week.
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Loadshedding traffic rescued by homeless men

Loadshedding traffic rescued by homeless men

With loadshedding back in full swing across the country, a group of homeless men have taken the responsibility to direct traffic at one of the busiest intersections in Durban. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima #Inspire #Inform #Empower
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Referee orders Golden Arrows players to remove traditional wrist band

Referee orders Golden Arrows players to remove traditional wrist band

Lamontville Golden Arrows coaches Steve Komphela and Mandla Ncikazi have accused match officials of disrespecting African culture. This comes after two of their players were forced to remove their isiphandla (a wrist band made of goatskin)
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Fire rages on in Pietermaritzburg

Fire rages on in Pietermaritzburg

A raging fire at the New England Road landfill site in Pietermaritzburg has been raging for several days, forcing a number of schools within the immediate vicinity to close. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima #Inform #Empower #Inspire #Pietermaritzburg
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Durban sand artists welcome traders permit

Durban sand artists welcome traders permit

Sand artist on Durban's Golden Mile are expected to pay a monthly permit fee of R44 per month or R528 annually, and most of them say it will suppress the rise of rogue sand artists. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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