When they discovered they were hopelessly prepared for university after matriculating from a township school, Nonhlanhla Masina and Melusi Radebe decided to make sure other youngsters did not flounder. They set up the African School of Excellence, which is having great success in raising academic levels.
Cape Town's Zip Zap Circus works with HIV-positive youth. A concert in conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Treatment Action Campaign on World Aids Day will promote putting condoms in schools, sticking to your treatment and overturning the stigma of the virus.
Do you think you are being abused? Do you suspect a friend or child you know is being abused? Are you an abuser? With the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, this fact sheet gives advice on how to spot abuse, and how to stop it.
Over the past seven years, 80 individuals have been recognised for their personal giving that has contributed to sustainable social change in South Africa. This year, 12 more individuals were added to the list at the eighth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, held at Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town.
As South Africa begins the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Play Your Part ambassador Lynette Ntuli argues that reducing women's vulnerability in society will free them up to contribute to a globally competitive economy.
Change is in the wind for technical and vocational education and training colleges, which are seen as crucial for building skills needed in the workplace and for economic progress. "Aligning our colleges and their programmes to the world of work is no longer negotiable," says Nzimande.
This World Aids Day on 1 December the HIV epidemic gets a shot of hope with the launch of the Search for the Next Positive Hero SA, which aims to create HIV-positive role-models for the five million South Africans living with the virus.