Rather than settle down to a sedate retirement, a couple from Hermanus in the Western Cape has pitched in to change the lives of pupils at a school in an informal settlement and, in so doing, has helped the school to double its matric pass rate in just one year.
Retail group Shoprite is calling on South Africans to nominate exceptional and visionary women from across the country for the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year award.
Farm workers in the picturesque farming community of Villiersdorp in the Western Cape's Overberg area are running a unique community outreach programme for their colleagues, teaching them important life skills ranging from budgeting to conflict resolution.
The 13-episode television series promoting Brand South Africa's Play Your Part campaign, featuring inspirational stories of ordinary citizens working to improve their communities, is back by popular demand on SABC 1 at 6pm on Tuesdays, starting 6 March.
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A team of South African adventurers overcame extreme weather conditions to reach the South Pole on Sunday, after a gruelling six-and-a-half day, 111-kilometre journey to raise awareness for early childhood development.
Saving electricity and using it efficiently is the responsibility of all South Africans, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said at the launch of the 49m 2012 Plan in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga province.
Four intrepid paddlers will take part in South Africa's 2012 Dusi canoe marathon in a K4 canoe in a bid to raise money for prosthetic limbs for needy youngsters living in the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
The Blue Bulls Company and the Polokwane Municipality have teamed up to raise funds for matriculants from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue tertiary education. Fundraising begins with a Super Rugby pre-season match at Peter Mokaba Stadium.