Rosita Mabuiango's birth in a tree above swirling waters 17 years ago thrust her into instant stardom, drawing global attention to the worst floods to hit Mozambique in recent memory.
Repairing a burnt-out kitchen and funding occupational therapy for pupils: Several thousand educational projects in South Africa – ranging from critical‚ basic needs in poverty-stricken communities‚ to more advanced needs such as computer centres‚ mobile libraries and sporting facilities – have been funded by shoppers at a major retail chain.
Treasury appears to have put the nail in the coffin of a graduate tax‚ saying the funds raised would not be nearly enough to cover the running costs of South African universities.
Faced with increasing levels of youth unemployment in the country‚ President Jacob Zuma used the Armed Forces Day held in Durban to fire home the need for young people can grab career opportunities in the military.
Science centres are to be opened in Ocean View near Noordhoek‚ in Lansdowne‚ Athlone and Philippi on the Cape Flats‚ as well as in Mfuleni‚ 40km from Cape Town.
A student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has given up a full study bursary earned on academic achievement‚ in order to help somebody else complete their studies.
Monique Clapp is planning to introduce her son to somebody special when he is born – the quick-thinking high school pupil who helped save him from being born premature by hailing an Uber.