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Inaugural Under 35 Mavericks Awards 2014

The Maverick Awards are SA's first youth entrepreneurship excellence awards, hosted by Under 35 Mavericks in partnership with private and public sector organisations.

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Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

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.  
MusicWorks changes children's lives through music

MusicWorks changes children's lives through music

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.
True gender equality rests in South Africans' hands

True gender equality rests in South Africans' hands

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.
Sari for Change recycles saris into new jobs and businesses

Sari for Change recycles saris into new jobs and businesses

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.
Emalahleni Girls' Challenge encourages football for girls

Emalahleni Girls' Challenge encourages football for girls

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.
Foundation believes in the healing power of dreams

Foundation believes in the healing power of dreams

Children with life-threatening illnesses are helped to fulfil their greatest wishes through Reach for a Dream. The foundation is playing its part in building a better future - imagine what you can achieve as an adult if you have beat illness as a child.
 David Ross Patient:

David Ross Patient: "ARVs need to be taken daily"

Aids activist David Ross Patient was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1983; today he campaigns for greater awareness on how to stay healthy, and alive, on the South African government's ARV programme, which is the largest in the world.
Nelson Mandela Bay pupils to receive new school uniforms

Nelson Mandela Bay pupils to receive new school uniforms

First Automotive Works recently donated R200 000 to impoverished schools in Nelson Mandela Bay in East London, to buy new uniforms for the schools' poorest children.
Sisters doing it for Generation Earth

Sisters doing it for Generation Earth

Ella and Catherine Constantinides have built their careers on loving the planet, and spreading that love to South Africa's youngsters through their Generation Earth initiative.
Get your Google Doodle on for 20 years of democracy

Get your Google Doodle on for 20 years of democracy

South African kids stand the chance to win thousands in technology prizes and see their artwork on Google South Africa's homepage in the recently launched Doodle 4 Google competition.

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