School pupils with an aptitude for maths and science are helped with their studies and personal growth to get into university. The mentoring does not stop there; the students are helped throughout their journey all the way to landing a job as a graduate.
South Africa has paid tribute to its scientists in the Women in Science Awards, an annual event that acts to honour the leaders in the field, as well as inspire young women and girls to pursue a career in the field.
Students interested in a career in film and television need to visit the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo, being held in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town. They can learn about the various facets of the industry, right from concept to finished product.
To improve the economy, it is crucial to improve education and the number and level of maths and science graduates. They, in turn, need to be fed into the research and innovation sector, it was discussed at the launch of the South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators.
BroadReach Healthcare and Health Command Centre founders John Sargent and Ernest Darkoh have been named the 2015 Social Entrepreneur of The Year for their contribution to "the delivery of the fundamental human right of effective and accessible health care".
Sharanjeet Shan has joined more than 300 other social entrepreneurs from around the world as part of the Schwab Foundation community. Her organisation, Maths Centre, targets teachers of maths and science at some of South Africa's most under-resourced schools.
This Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at South Africans who are making their mark in the fields of education and empowerment.
Two days, six questions, tough challenges. The International Mathematical Olympiad, regarded as the most difficult but prestigious of the Olympiads, was hosted in South Africa for the first time, and the country did well against the world's best, earning a medal and several honourable mentions.