Four recent graduates from Monash South Africa - Kegaugetswe Pinky Motsomi, Mongezi Godfrey Lomo, Foundation Umaa Kundiona and Karishma Maharaj - will be using their skills, experience and qualifications to play their part and help make South Africa a better place to live, for all.
Using the trappings of hip-hop – music, dance, poetry, graffiti – Heal the Hood encourages young South Africans to find a life outside the drugs, crime and gangs that stalk the streets of their cities and suburbs. And its longevity is testament to its success.
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.
Taxi drivers are notoriously bad drivers, and commuters are often too scared to speak up about unsafe taxis. But Wiser Driver is working with commuters, owners, associations and drivers to overcome this and make the roads safer for everybody.