A television series focuses on ordinary citizens who are doing extraordinary things to improve South Africa. The Play Your Part series will be flighted on SABC 2, recounting the inspiring stories of everyday heroes who go the extra mile for others.
On Nelson Mandela Day, thousands of blankets will be handed to underprivileged people, knitted or crocheted by dedicated "knit wits" around the world. It's all part of a campaign spearheaded by Carolyn Steyn, who is doing her bit to play her part for the common good.
This Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part focuses on South Africans who are helping build a better future through the role they play in securing trade and investment.
Sibusiso Vilane is the first African, and one of only a handful of people, to accomplish the Explorers Grand Slam – the Goliath Challenge. He is a walking, talking advertisement for perseverance and resilience, spreading the message that "we Africans can reach great heights" around the world.
Youngsters need to have the difficult conversations around South Africa's future to build on the achievements of their predecessors, says social entrepreneur Luvuyo Mandela.
Gold medal-winning swimmer Natalie Du Toit, one of South Africa's best-loved athletes, will feature in the next instalment of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, to be aired on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2.
Aids activist David Ross Patient was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1983; today he campaigns for greater awareness on how to stay healthy, and alive, on the South African government's ARV programme, which is the largest in the world.