Australians also heeded the call to action on Nelson Mandela International Day with the launch of the Mandela's Day Kitchen, a massive cook-up at a a community kitchen facility in Sydney, which resulted in 670 meals being made in 67 minutes to the benefit of local communities.
Nedbank has expanded the 2012 Matric Revision Programme to reach almost 100 schools across disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
Some take their efforts to the sky, while others enjoy a bit of conservation work as part of a vacation. Anti-rhino poaching efforts are taking unusual and innovative forms, all for the sake of the precious beasts.
Senamile Masongo is a young black female engineer hailing from KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal, and she is inspiring and assisting other young women from disadvantaged communities to explore opportunities in the world of engineering.
Nedbank has developed South Africa's first investment product, the Green Savings Bond, for environment-minded citizens who want to save more and at the same time participate in funding renewable energy projects in the country.
The need for a culture of saving has been reiterated countless times by financial institutions. How better to get one going than to instil it in young people who will benefit from the habit in their adult years?
Hundreds of golfers across KwaZulu-Natal teamed up with Sanlam in its drive to fight cancer by supporting the Sanlam Cancer Challenge club competitions in the province last month.
Civil society group Lead SA pledged to make former statesman Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday one he will never forget. This they ensured by making sure South Africa, and the world, stand as one to wish Madiba all the best.
I am running a non-profit organization program called "YOU CAN", which is here to help Blouberg youth at secondary schools, by teaching them about different careers and which subject choices to make.
Mathyszensloop Youth Organization was started in early 2010 by the youth of Mathyszensloop, Mpumalanga, with the aim of helping the youth to succeed in their academic, social, and professional life.