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Thobile Msomi: Helping to heal the wounds of loss

Thobile MsomiAs a widow with three children, Thobile Msomi had to learn quickly how to raise a family alone and earn a living, all while mourning the loss of her husband. She has gathered these lessons to pass on to other women in a similar situation.

South Africa can be a leader in sport for social change

Lucas Radebe aims to pass on to young people the values he grew up with, as well as those he learned during his playing career, as captain of Bafana Bafana and Leeds United. He espouses discipline, a good work ethic and, most of all, honesty. Beyond Sport, set up to use sport to make a real difference, dovetails with these ambitions.

Wits University receives R100-million from anonymous donor

Wits University receives R100-million from anonymous donor

The University of the Witwatersrand has received a R100-million donation from an anonymous South Africa philanthropist. Wits will use some of the money to attract top academic talent and advance research.

South Africa needs change-makers for better communities

Education, sound values and self-belief were some of the essentials needed to build a better community, participants agreed at the Play Your Part Sowetan Dialogue held in Langa, Cape Town on Thursday 9 October.

Anti-rhino poaching campaign targets suits

Rhinos are being slaughtered to feed a demand for rhino horn powder in southeast Asia. Now a campaign to stop the carnage is appealing to the very people who consume the powder believing it will bring them success. Power comes from yourself; luck comes from hard work, say its role models.

Education is the way to a bright future

With better skills among young South Africans in science, technology, engineering and maths, the country will be able to boost economic growth. As the head of the Moses Kotane Institute, Sakhile Ngcobo is taking this to heart. 

Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives

The 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has helped a number of football-related community development organisations improve the lives of children across South Africa....

Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives

The 2010 football World Cup in South Africa may be a distant memory, but its legacy lives on through the Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust. In the first allocation of funds, 14 organisations got some financial assistance. This has had a huge impact on the lives of some of the country's poorest children.

Good bye Tata, from the Rainbow Nation

Nelson Mandela has left an indelible mark on every South African. His legacy will live on, even as people mourn his passing. Around the country and the world, they gather to pay tribute to a great man and celebrate his inspiring life.

A story of feeding hunger

A hungry young child sparked action for two men in Joburg. They founded Feed a Family, which works to supply meals and other necessities to an impoverished shack settlement on the eastern fringes of the city of gold.


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