The diminutive Nkosi Johnson, his 12-year-old body wracked by the Aids infection that eventually killed him, became the face of the disease in the late 1990s. His adoptive mother, Gail Johnson, remembers his gentle concern for mothers and children separated by the pandemic.
Shireen Ramjoo believes that girls must look beyond their struggles to be the women they want to be; her website, For the Future Lady, offers the career and educational guidance they need to get there.
In a recent venture, the Woolworths Trust made it possible for Woolworths staff members to team up with an inspiring organisation called Newkidz, to renovate 10 facilities that care for children in Cape Town.
The Love of Christ Children's Home has a champion in endurance runner, Jeffery Long; this year he aims to beat his 2012 R30 000 fundraising pot for the organisation by competing in the Ironman South Africa race.
The most recent Brand South Africa Sowetan Dialogues instalment tackled how human rights can be at odds with traditional practices, and how being familiar with the Bill of Rights can protect citizens' interests.