Today's Big Stories

Homeless man given shelter and permanent job after Facebook post goes viral

Siyabulela 'Dan' Magobiyane was a homeless man who devoted his time to keeping the beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard in pristine condition everyday. Until entrepreneur Jay Margolis helped him secure shelter and employment after posting the touching story on his Facebook page.

Since becoming an online sensation, Magobiyane has been given refuge at the Haven Night Shelter in Green Point, and local rubble removal company Cape Skip has offered him a permanent job.

Dan got placed at the shelter for the indefinite future. So he's there for three to six months with them, helping him to transition from life on the streets to a more active role in society.

Jay Margolis, entrepreneur

He's going to be an assistant driver and the good news is that Cape Skip is very committed to up-skilling him, so he won't remain in the cycle of unskilled labour. They want to get him a drivers licence, his own truck and take him with on their growth plans.

Jay Margolis, entrepreneur

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Read More
City halts use of powerful herbicide in Noordhoek amid probe

City halts use of powerful herbicide in Noordhoek amid probe

Locals claim the herbicide was used in sensitive areas and during the breeding season of the endangered Western Cape leopard toad.

City warns about dangers of illegal power connections after teen's death

City warns about dangers of illegal power connections after teen's death

The City's JP Smith says officials face ongoing challenges around illegal electricity connections in some Cape Town communities.

WC top cop urges public to lodge complaints against negligent police

WC top cop urges public to lodge complaints against negligent police

Saps will probe after a CapeTalk listener phoned during a suspected crime, but was told to wait for a new shift of police to help.

Hawks case a political plot to unseat Gordhan - experts

Hawks case a political plot to unseat Gordhan - experts

Dr Iraj Abedian and Sikonathi Mantshantsha say the economy will likely pay the price for the ploy which shows rifts in Cabinet.

Gwede says ANC not opposed to leadership changes

Gwede says ANC not opposed to leadership changes

ANC's Gwede Mantashe even went as far as to say that he would step down from his position in the party if need be, reports EWN.

Homeless man takes pride in cleaning beaches everyday - for nothing in return

Homeless man takes pride in cleaning beaches everyday - for nothing in return

A homeless man voluntarily cleans Cape beaches because he wants them to look good and his story has moved thousands on Facebook.