When Nomvula Malinga was growing up, she used to swim in the Isipingo River - something that years of pollution and degradation have since made impossible. In February 2009, Malinga, together with other women from Durban's Umlazi area, began cleaning up the river themselves.
I've always been fascinated by state hospitals in South Africa - those not-so-glamorous places where not-so-well-paid doctors, nurses and support staff work tirelessly to treat the millions who can't afford private healthcare ... Nicky Rehbock responds to the call to volunteer during the public service strike - and learns a valuable lesson.
Buy the sticker, dress differently, let your hair down! South Africans have been urged to help support people with disabilities by taking part in Casual Day on Friday, 3 September.
Fresh from the successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africans are being urged not to shelve their flag-waving, vuvuzela-blasting, world-welcoming energy, but to channel it into changing the country for the better.
For the South African men and women who were part of the heroic rescue efforts in earthquake-hit Haiti, the vivid pictures of devastation will forever remain with them, writes Xoliswa Zulu.
Kwanda, a world first "community makeover" TV show, began flighting on South African television this month. The extraordinary series follows five teams of volunteers working together to tackle common challenges faced by South African communities.
A coalition of public and private organisations have launched Action for a Safe South Africa, a civil society initiative to address the factors that feed the cycle of crime in the country and to encourage South Africans to become part of the solution.
I started working in Atteridgeville prison as a religious worker about 8 months ago. They are just normal people that either had the wrong friends, or made the wrong decision.
We recently installed a Fog Harvesting system in the Alfred Nzo District Municipality at a place called Cabazana. The experience was mindblowing ...
It is the heady aroma as you get closer to Port St Johns, the underlying odour of tropical fruit and dampness of pristine bush that sharpens your senses as you turn off the national tar road up a dusty track towards the Wild Coast Kitchen.