South Africans Doing Great Things

Mpho Botha - making pageantry meaningful

Fifteen year old Mpho Botha wants people to recognise the more meaningful aspects of pageantry, and is intent on making a positive contribution to his community.

Botha, a Grade 10 pupil at Welkom-Gimnasium High School, was crowned Mr Teen World in Turkey on 14 May.

A South African doing great things, Botha spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Wasanga Mehana about his achievements.

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The Dark Ages - a comedy show questioning Afrophobic attitudes

The Dark Ages - a comedy show questioning Afrophobic attitudes

The Dark Ages is a comedy show which questions Afrophobic attitudes in local communities. Comedian Tyson Ngubeni spoke on #NightTalk about the show.

South Africans Doing Great Things: Thalente Biyela

South Africans Doing Great Things: Thalente Biyela

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