Read to Rise gets kids hooked on books

Rise ThumbWith the simple goal of giving underprivileged kids access to books, Read to Rise is also giving them the chance to use their imagination and see new worlds.

The power of a story on air

A good story has the power to mesmerise, and by tapping into this power Nal’ibali hopes to transform school experiences for kids across the...

Youngsters tell their stories with Ilizwi

ilizwi---thumbUsing photography to give voice to their narratives, the members of the Ilizwi Photo Club in Khayelitsha are finding a creative outlet to express their issues. They are able to raise social awareness in their communities and ultimately become advocates of change.

Women of excellence: Bongekile Radebe, social entrepreneur

Bongekile Radebe is a self-driven young woman who has gained leadership skills through involvement in nation-building initiatives such as youth development programmes - including One Day Leader - and social entrepreneurship.

Gift of The Givers Plays its Part in Makhanda (Grahamstown)

A nation that takes care of its destitute, is a nation that instils in its people the ethos of active citizenship, of Ubuntu. This...

Potential of young offenders unlocked

Soft-Machine---thumbThe Message Entrepreneurship Programme is helping young men in and out of prison build a better life for themselves and those around them.

The Loeries, the award-winning radio ad and other collaborations

Brand South Africa's Play Your Part initiative was one of 34 Gold award winners at the Loeries this year. Here's more on the award-winning...

The President’s Award for active citizenship

Goitse Konopi, assistant researcher at the National Planning CommissionThe President's Award for Youth Empowerment and Brand South Africa's "20th year of democracy" workshop encourages young people to learn more about South Africa's National Development Plan, and be active and involved citizens.

Mamelani helps develop a healthy sense of self

Mamelani thumbWestern Cape NGO Mamelani Projects works with the most disadvantaged communities. They help children raised by the state to make their way in the world.

The gift of freedom of expression

Nina Hastie celebrates South Africa’s progressive Constitution and how the right to freedom of expression is a pillar of democracy in South Africa. Nina...