SA ranks high for its legal framework regarding women's and gender rights, but Pontsho Manzi says that South Africans need to play their part in making true gender equality a reality by teaching children that men and women are equal.
Rayana Edwards's Sari for Change project recycles donated saris into new clothing designs. The project employs and trains intern designers and garment workers, teaching them business skills to boost their small clothing production businesses.
While sport is seen as a career route for boys, girls are left behind. The Sports Wrap Foundation, through the Emalahleni Girls' Challenge, wants to change that, making football a viable employment option for girls, giving them strength and self-worth.
Women's rights are human rights; these powerful words were uttered and echoed by South African leaders at the Sowetan Dialogues in Bloemfontein, which discussed women's roles, rights and progress.
First Automotive Works recently donated R200 000 to impoverished schools in Nelson Mandela Bay in East London, to buy new uniforms for the schools' poorest children.
South African kids stand the chance to win thousands in technology prizes and see their artwork on Google South Africa's homepage in the recently launched Doodle 4 Google competition.