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Creating the African identity

Being African is an incredibly unique experience. Play Your Part asks citizens what being part of Africa means to them and how they do their bit to promote the continent and its people.

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New library to be opened in Northern Cape

New library to be opened in Northern Cape

Play Your Part and Shout SA will be in the arid Northern Cape, to open a library at the TT Lekalake Primary School in the village of Bathlaros. The event will help to underscore the importance of reading and education.
GetOn gives a hand up with skills

GetOn gives a hand up with skills

Skills are needed to build a business. GetOn teaches these skills to bright, ambitious youngsters who go out into the world burning with desire to help slash jobless numbers and grow the country for the better for all.
Recycling is at the heart of Soulart

Recycling is at the heart of Soulart

The 10 young designers at Soulart recycle waste, turning it into artful, sought-after items. They work under the genial eye of founder Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, who says his initiative is helping to create jobs and tackle drug abuse and littering.
Bulelwa Basse nominated for cultural award

Bulelwa Basse nominated for cultural award

Poet and activist Bulelwa Basse has been nominated in the Western Cape Cultural Awards 2016. Not only content to work in the arts and cultural field to build an inclusive South Africa, Basse also empower people through financial literacy.
Happy Feet offers a way out of despair

Happy Feet offers a way out of despair

Faced with few options other than hopelessness and substance abuse, Happy Feet offers the youth of Langa, in Cape Town, an alternative. The dance programme brings joy and hope to the participants' lives.
Tree helps to grow well-rounded adults

Tree helps to grow well-rounded adults

Early childhood development is critical for proper cognitive growth and later schooling years. An organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has 30 years' experience in bringing much-needed ECD to underprivileged communities.
Sibahle builds positive narratives

Sibahle builds positive narratives

Too often, the stories of Africa are shrouded in pain and suffering. Sibahle, which means "we are beautiful", is trying to change that by tackling negative stereotypes and creating a different picture.
Operation Hydrate pours on water

Operation Hydrate pours on water

As the country burns under the scorching sun, South Africans are called on to help Operation Hydrate, which is taking water to the most drought-stricken regions of the country. Everyone can play their part in this critical initiative.
Children the focus for January activations

Children the focus for January activations

Make 2016 your year for doing something for others – and start as you mean to carry on. Already there are several volunteering opportunities planned at which you can earn GEMs for playing your part.
NPO encourages critical thinking in schools

NPO encourages critical thinking in schools

Thinking Schools South Africa helps schools to build critical thinking into the curriculum. This way, pupils learn to do more than simply learn by rote. Instead, the students graduate with thinking skills necessary for problem solving.

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