Independent Media Episodes
What does it mean to be an African millennial in this day and age? Rutendo Nyamuda, podcast host for a series 'In my 20s' tackles this very question by speaking to guests from different backgrounds and sectors of society.
At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of flooding and landslides from torrential rain.
NBA icon Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California. The NBA have released a statement.
Rwanda has won the bid to host the 2020 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Ethiopia has warned of a "last chance" to reach an agreement on the filling and operation of the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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
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.
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
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
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.
The visit to South Africa by their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex continued as they arrived in Johannesburg.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
The EThekwini Municipality unveiled its new state-of-the-art police vehicles at the annual Govtech conference in Durban on Tuesday 29 October.
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
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
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.