Empower Shack low-cost housing project nominated for UK design prize

An innovative, low-cost housing solution that could help to alleviate South Africa's housing shortage has been long-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects...

Minibus therapy takes life skills counselling on the road

Innovative psychologist Banetsi Mphunga campaigns to break the stigma around mental health issues and take the anxiety out of therapy using a minibus taxi...

Khayelitsha’s “Spinach King” is building a healthy eating empire

Inspiring young entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana started with a good idea and R40. Today he has expanded his small-scale spinach-bread making business into a range...

King of Karate in Khayelitsha

Sensei Monwabisi Njomba has taken the lessons he learnt mastering martial arts and used them to develop the minds and bodies of young people...

Watch: Springboks road trip brings out South Africans’ big hearts

The Springboks rugby squad rediscovered the warmth of South Africans as the team were left to make their own way from Cape Town to...

Bin cleaners bring Hollywood to Khayelitsha

In June 2015, student Buhle Sithela began cleaning rubbish bins in Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, where he lives. He uses the money he makes from the project to aid the people of the township, including hosting community film screenings. Movies are his passion, he says.

Micro-farmers harvest a future

harvest thumbUrban farmers in Cape Town's townships grow fresh vegetables for their own tables, and sell their produce to provide an income for their families.

Sitole brings adventure to education

Monde on Mt Everest thumb Innovation, ingenuity, adventure, enthusiasm – these are all words that describe Monde Sitole, and they are all attributes he brings to his Educational Strategies Foundation to get children learning in a meaningful way.

Another video for Indigenous Dance Academy

jarrel---thumbBritish rapper Little Simz wanted dancers in the video for her song Gratitude, so she called on Tembisa's Indigenous Dance Academy. In turn, dancer Jarrel Mathebula brought along skater Rayne Moses for the ride.

Food security is the focus

Project-Green---thumbBecause youth are the future, they need to be part of the solution when it comes to climate change, food sovereignty and sustainable ways of living, believe the founders of Ekasi Project Green.