Young people at risk in townships and in poor rural villages are finding a way to grow into more well-rounded adults through Hoops 4 Hope. Using sport, it develops physical health and emotional and mental well-being for about 10 000 children a year.
Cousins Leeko Nkala and Mmabatho Morudi make chilli sauce. But it does not stop there. They source their ingredients from local farmers, who are also given a guaranteed market for their products. A fund from sales revenue helps the farmers to expand their businesses too.
BroadReach Healthcare and Health Command Centre founders John Sargent and Ernest Darkoh have been named the 2015 Social Entrepreneur of The Year for their contribution to "the delivery of the fundamental human right of effective and accessible health care".
Sharanjeet Shan has joined more than 300 other social entrepreneurs from around the world as part of the Schwab Foundation community. Her organisation, Maths Centre, targets teachers of maths and science at some of South Africa's most under-resourced schools.
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.