Reading is the key to success, helping to educate, inspire and uplift, a panel of leading South Africans told University of Johannesburg students at a World Book Day event hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Tebogo Ditshego on 23 April.
Using the trappings of hip-hop – music, dance, poetry, graffiti – Heal the Hood encourages young South Africans to find a life outside the drugs, crime and gangs that stalk the streets of their cities and suburbs. And its longevity is testament to its success.
Four recent graduates from Monash South Africa - Kegaugetswe Pinky Motsomi, Mongezi Godfrey Lomo, Foundation Umaa Kundiona and Karishma Maharaj - will be using their skills, experience and qualifications to play their part and help make South Africa a better place to live, for all.
In addition to the human cost, the attacks on foreign nationals damage South Africa's reputation and development, and ignore migrants' contribution to our society, as a new booklet explains. Read and download the booklet here.
It's time to count just how many cheetahs and African wild dogs there are in the Kruger National Park. Send in your photos to help identify individual animals and you could stand to win cameras, weekends away and wine hampers.
Rhinos are being slaughtered to feed a demand for rhino horn powder in southeast Asia. Now a campaign to stop the carnage is appealing to the very people who consume the powder believing it will bring them success. Power comes from yourself; luck comes from hard work, say its role models.
The Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign has joined forces with Mxit Reach to launch a new app to put children's stories and literacy tips into the hands of South African caregivers and their children.
A schoolbag that, at night, turns on the lights for children to do their homework. This is the brainchild of power team Rea Ngwane (22) and Thato Kgatlhanye (21) who have developed and successfully launched a community-driven business producing Repurpose Schoolbags.
The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has raised some R1.318-million in the past year to support anti-poaching efforts. On International Rhino Day, the fund reminds South Africans to take their responsibility as custodians of the planet seriously.
Mining is an adversarial environment for women, says Sasol's executive vice president Nolitha Fakude. But through the petroleum giant's Women Empowerment Strategy, she aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company.
In an age of celebrity chefs, Jenny Morris was the first South African to have her own show on the Food Network television channel. About her passion for food, she says: "It's a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses."
Billie Zangewa's silk tapestries mirror the world of the contemporary urban African woman. A sometime soul singer and lauded textiles artist, she describes her evocative works as visually sensual and self-exploratory.