In 11 years, US company Procter & Gamble has helped purify 10-billion litres of dirty water across the world with its innovative, low-cost powder. Now, in partnership with Gift of the Givers, the product is coming to South Africa, where it could change millions of lives.
South Africa's Ndalo Media has teamed up with Unicef to help underprivileged children reach their potential. The partnership comes as the UN agency releases its 2015 Child Equity Report, For Every Child a Fair Chance.
South Africa has some of the highest numbers of children affected by HIV/Aids in the world; faith-based non-profit Lebone Village provides a safe haven, along with counselling and schooling, to help care for these children, so they grow and prosper.
South African businessman Sean Roelofsz's Trashcankidz is a 'philanthrocapitalist' approach to helping the country's one million street children receive care and aid. Twenty percent of sales from the disarming dolls, representing street kids across the globe, go to community-based charities across the country.
The Nappy Run organisers believe that focussing on what disabled children can achieve, rather than what they can't, is the key to them prospering as happy members of a wider, inclusive society that protects their rights.
The Youth Radio Awards - hosted by the Children's Radio Foundation to recognising the effort, passion and determination of young reporters at community radio stations across the countrys - were fittingly held in Cape Town on Youth Day.
A fifth of the cash needed to build the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital has already been raised, and construction is to begin in the new year. Children's Month was marked with a day of fun in the sun on the site of the new facility.
Only in its third month of operation, a Policy Action Network portal, dedicated solely to the topic of children's rights and equity, is receiving keen attention from academics and people working in the field.