Five years ago, Angela Larkan established non-profit organisation Thanda.org to fight the impact of HIV/Aids and poverty in rural communities. Today, her project supports over 300 children daily, and she is working to bring hope to thousands more through her model for community change.
Brand South Africa has launched an ambitious interactive project aimed at co-creating - with the help of as many South Africans as possible - "the formula of a South African", a recipe for how we ought to behave as a people.
The fifth episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, featuring a Harvard business graduate turned job creator, a world-renowned photographer passionate about sharing, and a soccer team with a difference, broadcasts on SABC 1 at 12h30 on Sunday, 20 November.
The Imperial I-Pledge road safety campaign, launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday, challenges South African motorists to help create a culture of safe, friendly road use in the country in the only way that works in the long run: by changing our own attitudes.
Working together makes it possible to achieve more - but somebody has to make a start. That's one of the lessons to be taken from Singcono Masisonke Football Club, which is giving the youngsters of Zandspruit informal settlement much more than just football skills.
About 1.2-million South Africans spent 379-million hours on volunteer work in the 12 months ending June 2011 - the equivalent of 182 351 people working full-time at a cost (had it been remunerated work) of R7.5-billion.
Nestle South Africa has become one of the first corporates in the country to respond to the recently launched "Adopt-a-School" campaign. The company "adopted" Mpumelelo High School, near Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal, at a ceremony on Tuesday.
The third episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, featuring up-and-coming musician Brandon Phillips, community farmer Jimmy Botha, and high school with a difference The Ethembeni Enrichment Centre, broadcasts on SABC 1 at 12h30 on Sunday, 6 November.
The second episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, featuring actress and comedienne Shimmy Isaacs, architect Mokena Makeka and showjumping pioneer Enos Mafokate, broadcasts on SABC 1 at 12h30 on Sunday.
South African artists Hannelie Coetzee and Usha Seejarim, founders of the Such Initiative, are creating eco-conscious public art from waste to raise awareness about recycling.