Netia McCray has a few ideas to build a better world. One is to provide a platform where women in tech can tell their stories to young girls, to inspire them to enter the field. Good mentoring is another and, of course, there is education.
A young woman has challenged people to change the world by doing one simple thing – find someone different to mentor. This is to open opportunities, especially to youth who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Young women and girls in Diepsloot are giving a chance to build a better life through Girl Ignite Africa, a leadership programme that focuses on the helping participants to reach their full potential. It works with Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy, using cycling as a way to get ahead.
Phakama Women's Academy, a corporate social investment mentoring programme, has set 25 young women on the road to success in the marketing and communications industry.
A South African non-profit organisation is leading the field in helping to improve the quality of maths and science teachers, by mentoring new teachers. It also offers resources, induction and support to novice teachers who are new to the classroom.
The first season of 21 Icons was well-received. Now there is a second season of the documentaries and portraits of some of South Africa's most notable citizens. This time, the mix includes a former Constitutional Court judge, sports stars, entrepreneurs and an extraordinary man who has devoted his life to helping others.
When it is complete, the Riversands incubation hub near the impoverished township of Diepsloot will be filled with small businesses benefiting the innovative Asset-Based Community Driven Development programme. The plan is to grow the township's talent pool, increase skills and create jobs.
Daniel Duda always struggled with school, and as a teen he fell into the wrong crowd. But he learned a few hard life lessons, and chose instead to turn his fortunes around. His inspiring story, and sheer hard work means he's off to LA to tell his story to a wider audience.
• Investing in African youth