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Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents - both known for their humanity - by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents – both known for their humanity – by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

Ethanol Africa: clean maize fuel

Abramjee is on a crusade to stop crime

Once a renowned crime reporter, Yusuf Abramjee is determined to do what he can to end crime in South Africa. He is the power behind Crime Line and Lead SA, and is a vice-president of Crime Stoppers International. The Order of the Baobab is the latest honour in his trophy cupboard.

Mandela left his mark on many homes

Born in a small village in Transkei, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg as a young man. He called several places home over the years, from a backyard shack in Alexandra to an upmarket house in well-heeled Houghton. In his retirement, he divided his time between the city and his rural retreat in Qunu.

Conserving a vanishing way of life on safari

With a focus on green initiatives and sustainability, Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park takes its role seriously. It pays homage to the story of the famous hound and its master, whose love of the bushveld is the stuff of legends. But it also has a very modern sensibility to keep the environment as pristine and wild as possible.

Cameras in hand, boys find their way

Bernard Viljoen works with former street children in downtown Jozi. Using disposable cameras, they are finding their voices and carving a path out of the wilderness. I Was Shot In Joburg is proving to be a saviour for these young boys, who otherwise would have fallen through the cracks.

Sangari helps teachers think out the box

The portable iBox is changing teaching at many South African schools. It combines ICT with high-tech presentation facilities, giving teachers a valuable resource. The remote clickers help them assess levels of understanding among pupils. The proof, believe some, can be seen in the pudding.

Cameras in hand, boys find their way

Bernard Viljoen works with former street children in downtown Jozi. Using disposable cameras, they are finding their voices and carving a path out of the wilderness. I Was Shot In Joburg is proving to be a saviour for these young boys, who otherwise would have fallen through the cracks.

SA couple row across the world

One man, one woman, one rowing boat, and a vast ocean – South African adventurer Riaan Manser and his fiancée, Vasti Geldenhuys, are the first people to row from mainland Africa to mainland United States on their TakeMe2NY voyage. It was a gruelling four-and-a-half months, but as they say, "You gotta wanna".

Graça Machel is a heroine in her own right

With a life dedicated to universal education and ending child poverty, the wife of two of Africa's most revered leaders believes that we owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. Widowed twice, she fights on, knowing her work is not yet done.

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