Providing just one meal a day makes an enormous difference in the lives of children who rarely eat every day; the African Children's Feeding Scheme now goes further, helping communities grow affordable food and start small businesses.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela eventually rose to prominence as SA's first black president; in his later years, he became a prominent global statesman. This week, the world mourns his passing with tributes, tears and gratitude for his lifelong fight against all forms of discrimination.
WhizzKids United uses South Africans' love for soccer to bolster young people's confidence in dealing with HIV/Aids. The project aims to help the youth prevent the disease spreading, halting its devastating effects on their lives and communities.
South African R&B star Loyiso Bala is using his talent to champion good causes. Already a Mandela 46664 ambassador, the singer has been appointed South African UNAids Goodwill Ambassador, a job in which he will help fight violence against women and discrimination against people with HIV and Aids.
Cindy Pivacic is a speaker and an information, education and communication facilitator living positively with HIV since November 2004. She offers counselling and support services, and tries to alleviate the stigma attached to HIV.
Francina Rammabi of Shoman Sebenzani Development Initiative is a remarkable woman who has contributed to her community in the areas of HIV/Aids care, education and environmental preservation.
Uganda, once the pioneer in Africa’s fight against HIV/Aids, is re-focusing its efforts against the epidemic. An NGO with roots in theatre development is getting people to learn about the disease from their own community members, through creative expression.
• Keeping the story of HIV alive in SA
Johannesburg’s inner city suburb of Hillbrow has become home to a new world class maternal and child health facility. The Shandukani Centre, one of the largest non-hospital based clinics in Southern Africa, will provide expert healthcare and treatment to vulnerable women and children, right on their doorstep.
• SA’s second health train rolls out