Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it's about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.
Run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge with modern permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce and a sustainable source of income.
As SA celebrates 20 years of democracy, a truly inspiring TV series titled Play Your Part debuts on SABC 2 on 15 June. Hosted by Kabelo Mabalane, the series aims to inspire and ignite South Africans to take action and make a difference in their communities.
With better skills among young South Africans in science, technology, engineering and maths, the country will be able to boost economic growth. As the head of the Moses Kotane Institute, Sakhile Ngcobo is taking this to heart.
Sir Stuart Ntlathi developed a microwave-griller combo from recycled appliances when he was just 13 years old. Today he runs the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering & Technology Institute, aiming to put the fun back in science to inspire South African children to follow science-based careers.
Nontsikelelo Qwelane forgets her aching knees when she takes up her chalk at the beginning of a school day. At age 92, after 73 years in front of a classroom, this lifelong teacher insists she is not tired; instead, she is still devoted to her vocation, and her pupils.
Watching planes take off and land at Port Elizabeth International Airport inspired a passion for flying in Oyama Matomela; today she is one of South Africa's youngest pilots at just 23, and was the first woman to qualify as a pilot through an Eastern Cape bursary scheme.
MusicWorks aims to help children traumatised by violence and neglect through music therapy, by providing a space for emotional healing, an avenue for creativity and instilling a positive sense of self.
SA ranks high for its legal framework regarding women's and gender rights, but Pontsho Manzi says that South Africans need to play their part in making true gender equality a reality by teaching children that men and women are equal.
Rayana Edwards's Sari for Change project recycles donated saris into new clothing designs. The project employs and trains intern designers and garment workers, teaching them business skills to boost their small clothing production businesses.
While sport is seen as a career route for boys, girls are left behind. The Sports Wrap Foundation, through the Emalahleni Girls' Challenge, wants to change that, making football a viable employment option for girls, giving them strength and self-worth.