From the top of K2 to the dusty trails left behind by Heritage series Land Rovers across Africa, the Hot1027 news team is hard at work unearthing the gems among us who are colouring outside the lines and beating the odds. We have a knack for finding the everyday heroes who are making a difference and cutting through red tape... These outstanding stories rarely get the attention they deserve because they're not considered "Breaking News". That's why we're "Not Breaking News".
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HOT1027 revamps "Fred & Martie's Soup Kitchen" in 67 hours

Claremont community members have described HOT1027’s renovation of Fred & Martie’s Soup Kitchen as a game-changer that will make a meaningful difference to countless lives. We wrapped up our 67-hour Mandela Day project yesterday and handed over the refurbished centre that’s been caring for the community for over half a…
19 Jul 2 min

A full scholarship brings relief to a selfless mother running an NGO

A Brakpan mother - who cares for 26 abandoned and orphaned children – will be able to send her own son to high school next year, thanks to Hot Cares – and our friends at Christian Brothers College. Phindile Mthembu runs an NGO that’s been waiting for funding from the…
11 Jul 2 min

"Check every detail" - SARS is auto assessing millions of taxpayers

The SA Revenue Service is carrying out almost 5 million auto assessments of taxpayers. The system is supposed to make the process easier for those of us with less complicated tax affairs – but SARS is calling on everyone to double check that all their information is correct. HOT1027’s Tara…
10 Jul 1 min

A young female jockey is set to make Durban July history

Rachel Venniker has told HOT1027 News she's mentally and physically ready to make history at the Durban July. The 23-year-old is set to become the first female jockey to ride the main event in the race’s 127 year history. HOT102,7’s Myron Naicker has more from Durban…
5 Jul 1 min

Four Tops singer is suing a Michigan hospital

The lead singer of The Four Tops has launched a racial discrimination lawsuit against a hospital in Michigan alleging that staff failed to offer him appropriate care when he was suffering from chest problems last year. Hot 1027's Simon Marks reports from Washington …
2 Jul 2 min

Lonehill rallies to get their local cycling legend to the world champs

Community members in and around Lonehill are doing their best to raise funds to get an 80-year-old cyclist to Denmark for the world championships in August. Karel Dolak is well-known in the cycling fraternity for his 88km round-trips to the Cradle of Humankind. Now , he’s been invited to take…
28 Jun 2 min

"A merging of classic and new" as Swingin' Las Vegas heads to the Teatro

Pre-production is off to a swinging start, as the cast of Swingin' Las Vegas limbers up ahead of next month’s extravaganza – powered by HOT1027. Accompanied by the 18 piece Johannesburg Big Band, we’ll soon be time travelling back to the “Rat Pack days” along with revisiting the more modern…
25 Jun 1 min

Adrenaline, Revs & Memories at the 2024 Ferrari Festival

HOT1027 listeners from all over the country are getting up close and personal with dozens of Ferraris in Delmas. Drivers are taking car enthusiasts for thrilling rides around Red Star Raceway at the Ferrari Festival – which is powered by HOT1027. HOT1027’s Tara Penny is there …
22 Jun 1 min

Swingin' Las Vegas is coming to the Teatro

We’ll be taking HOT1027 listeners through a nostalgic musical adventure with all the iconic music that made Vegas….Vegas. Powered by HOT1027 - "Swingin’ Las Vegas" will be on stage at the Teatro at Montecasino for 8 shows only next month. HOT1027’s Tara Penny has more…
7 Jun 1 min

Gearing up for Ferrari Festival 2024

The Ferrari Owners Club of South Africa is gearing up for a festival at Red Star Raceway in Delmas later this month. In partnership with HOT1027, this one of a kind track day will be open to the public... if you get your tickets in time. HOT1027’s Tara Penny has…
7 Jun 1 min

Hiking the Fish : "There's no substitute for preparation"

Adventurers on the Fish River Canyon hike are being urged to carry as much water as they can. A two-year drought in Namibia has left the canyon short of water. While park officials have set up re-supply points the rugged terrain means these are few and far between, and unprepared…
5 Jun 1 min

Elections 2024 : Episode 32 : "An election like no other before"

Constitutional organisation CASAC says every single vote in the upcoming election will help shape the political future that we’ll all be living in. Millions of South Africans are getting ready to make their mark in crucial polls that could see the ANC lose it’s majority for the first time. HOT1027’s…
27 May 1 min

Elections 2024 : Episode 31 : Private operators can save SA's rail network

With just days to go before South Africans cast their votes, people are worried that the country's failing rail network means the economy will continue to struggle while even more trucks clog our roads. Now, experts are urging government to move ahead with plans to let private operators run parts…
24 May 2 min

Elections 2024 : Episode 30 : Parties outline their healthcare plans

Just days after the President signed the contentious NHI into law, opposition parties are weighing in with their plans to improve healthcare in South Africa - if you vote for them on Wednesday. Every political party HOT1027 news spoke to is opposed to the NHI in it's current form. They…
24 May 2 min

Elections 2024 : Episode 29 : Parties weigh in on the energy crisis

As we approach two months without government turning off our electricity, opposition parties are outlining their plans to solve our energy crisis - if we vote for them... South Africans will be voting in a few days time in crucial elections that will shape our future. And it's a future…
24 May 2 min

The Kingsmead Book Fair : Young writers share their love of reading

The winners of the 2023 Kingsmead "Young Writer’s Competition” say people who claim they don’t like reading, just haven’t found the right book yet. Ahead of the Kingsmead Book Fair this weekend we caught up with the talented young authors who won the prestigious competition last year. HOT1027’s Tara Penny…
24 May 2 min

Elections 2024 : Episode 28 : SANDF budget cuts have left SA exposed

With just days to go before South Africans head to the polls our armed forces are unprepared for any major crisis that could erupt beyond our borders - or here at home. Defence experts are warning that years of underfunding and budget cuts have left the military and our country…
23 May 2 min

"Mexico in Mzansi" at the Kingsmead Book Fair

From "boerie & sosatie tacos to 'chilli con carne vetkoek'', a South African chef is making waves with his ''local is lekker'' take on Mexican cuisine. Aiden Pienaar’s cookbook ''Mexico in Mzansi" is just one of the delicious offerings that will be featured at this weekend’s Kingsmead Book Fair. HOT1027’s…
23 May 1 min
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