When they discovered they were hopelessly prepared for university after matriculating from a township school, Nonhlanhla Masina and Melusi Radebe decided to make sure other youngsters did not flounder. They set up the African School of Excellence, which is having great success in raising academic levels.
Cape Town's Zip Zap Circus works with HIV-positive youth. A concert in conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Treatment Action Campaign on World Aids Day will promote putting condoms in schools, sticking to your treatment and overturning the stigma of the virus.
Over the past seven years, 80 individuals have been recognised for their personal giving that has contributed to sustainable social change in South Africa. This year, 12 more individuals were added to the list at the eighth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, held at Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town.
Do you think you are being abused? Do you suspect a friend or child you know is being abused? Are you an abuser? With the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, this fact sheet gives advice on how to spot abuse, and how to stop it.
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.