Brand South Africa and the Sowetan are again teaming up to hold the Sowetan Dialogues. This time, to commemorate Women's Month, the dialogues will tackle women's rights in South Africa and how communities can help curb violence against women.
South Africa, home to the world's first Rhino Orphanage, aims to play a major part in the battle to protect the species. The orphanage rescues and rehabilitates the youngest victims of the illegal trade in rhino horn.
The Mandela Day Marathon, running from Pietermaritzburg's Imbali township, where Nelson Mandela made his last speech as a free man, to Howick, where he was finally captured, gives South Africans an opportunity to honour the great man's legacy through sport.
The Mandela Day Libraries project, which uses re-purposed shipping containers to supply almost-instant library facilities to primary schools most in need, perfectly captures the spirit of the Mandela Day slogan, "Make every day a Mandela Day".
A record number of 6 000-plus volunteers will package 822 000 meals - enough to feed over 6 000 pre-school learners for a year - in a single day during a Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa event.