Phambili, South Africa: Meet some of the good people who keep this country going
South Africa: a beautiful country filled with bold, brave, and glass-half-full people who push ahead.
As the biggest digital news publisher in Mzansi, we know the news cycle can often feel like a groot gemors.
There's no shortage of crises, political scandals, investigative bombshells, and cringe-worthy corporate blunders in the country - but it's not all mgowo and state capture skollies.
We've put together a Good News project, highlighting some of the heart-warming stories of hope in our country.
You'll meet the tenacious teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, security guards, aunties and uncles who are transforming tears into triumph and taking the country forward.
So if you're looking for a little hope, have a read through some of the beautiful News24 stories focusing on the best of South Africa!
Good news story of the week
Cape Town mom sets up night school for adults who want to finish matric – now there are four campuses
It’s that time of the year again, when hundreds of thousands of students prepare for their end-of-school exams – which will hopefully set them on course for the future and see their dreams come true.
And the matric pupils at this school are no different. A matric certificate is a passport to tertiary education and jobs, and they’re studying long and hard to get that all-important piece of paper in their hands.
Even if they aren’t teenagers anymore.
The Hopeful Leaders Night School in Primrose Park, Manenberg, in Cape Town is a haven for more than 600 learners – from 20-somethings all the way to 60-somethings – who all share a common goal: to finish school.
It’s the brainchild of Manenberg’s Yumna Alexander (36) who, like her students, is a high school drop-out – she fell pregnant at 18, left school and didn’t complete her matric until a decade later.