nelson mandela day

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital by the numbers

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Parktown, Johannesburg, is one of the greatest legacy projects in the former president's name. It will begin...

GEM Project

Play Your Part has partnered with the GEM Project, an app that links volunteers to good causes, in social events that aim to uplift...

Press release: Brand South Africa, Nelson Mandela Foundation to launch poverty campaign

Brand South Africa will join hands with the Nelson Mandela Foundation at Constitution Hill on Wednesday 10 May 2017 to launch a new theme...

Q&A with founder of Champion South Africa

Well-known radio host Ashraf Garda challenges South Africans to change their mindsets to become champions in everything they do. Read more about his initiative,...

Ten South African human rights achievements

South Africa has made some astounding strides in recognising and achieving human rights in the past 22 years. In the run up to Human Rights Day, we look back at some milestones.

Gallery: Operation Hydrate bringing water to dry lands

Operation Hydrate thumb Operation Hydrate is bringing millions of litres of water to the parched regions of drought-stricken South Africa. We take you on a photo tour of the fast-moving NGO in action.

Activation Gallery – Limpopo

Brand South Africa was at Mponegele Le Iterele Orphan Centre in the village of GaMagoa, Limpopo, for Nelson Mandela Day. The aim of the...

South Africa knits thousands of blankets for Madiba

A tapestry of colour surrounded the statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria on Tuesday when volunteers from 67 Blankets laid out more than 3 000 square metres of handmade blankets on the lawns of the Union Buildings to commemorate South Africa's 21 years of freedom.

Helping animals, helping people in Khayelitsha

Veterinary services, as well as basic pet care and grooming, are offered through the Mdzananda Animal Welfare Clinic in the Cape Town township. Animals are known to brings smiles to faces and love to the ill and lonely. Improving their lives, improves the lives of their owners.

Edu Fun spreads the love in Diepsloot

A decade ago, a group of volunteers – many of them ex-pats – took up the challenge to improve the chances of the underprivileged children of Diepsloot. Edu Fun still brings fun to education and hope for a brighter future to the school.