For the past nine years, Inyathelo The South African Institute for Advancement has handed out its Philanthropy Awards to some of the country's most deserving people. This year, five individuals noted for their commitment to the wellbeing of others.
Angel Projects has started a holiday food package campaign on the crowd funding platform Start Some Good. The aim is to raise funds to provide food for children during the school holidays. For many children, when schools close so does their access to a decent meal each day.
A group of cyclists took part in a non-stop relay race of more than 1 000km to fundraise for diabetic children in South Africa. On their trip through three provinces, locals were educated about keeping healthy and being active, as well as encouraging people to get tested.
Donated clothes are the centre of The Empty Shop in Sandton City, Johannesburg. They are on display and then sold, with proceeds going towards the Tomorrow Trust. What is not sold at the pop-up shop is taken to a charity shop. Again, the proceeds are for the educational group.
The Indigenous Academy of Dance is earning an international name for pantsula, the urban dance style that epitomises black township youth. Its dancers feature in the new music video of the British award-winning jazz band, Sons of Kemmet.
Through her Pad Drive, Vanessa Masilo raises funds to supply underprivileged girls in Free State with sanitary products. This means they can stay in school throughout the year. It is just one of the ways she gives back to the community.
Storytellers across the land were invited to tell stories for Nal'ibali's Story Bosso – the best storyteller in the land. Out of thousands of entries, there are 15 finalists. Their audio stories are available for download from Nal'ibali, as the celebrity judges decide on the winner.
Dr. Jeroen Swart and his team want to make the work done by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) more relevant and accessible to the broader public through the institute's new clinical practice .
Multinational confectioner, Mondelēz, is on a crusade to reduce the number of lifestyle diseases among children in South Africa. They have started by establishing Health in Action, a programme that encourages children to grow and eat their own fresh produce.
When teaching children, repetition is important, the principal of Akani Primary School stressed during a Play Your Part clean-up. Pupils took part in the event, and were reminded of the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.