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Learning to earn a living

In a bid to break the cycle of poverty among unskilled South Africans, Learn to Earn offers Khayelitsha and Hermanus residents life, financial management and retail skills courses, among others, to enter the workplace.

Mandela and the making of a woman

Zelda La Grange grew up cocooned in white Afrikaner privilege, terrified of "the terrorist in jail". But her story is one for all South Africa: she became Nelson Mandela's personal secretary, and in doing so moved beyond the narrow confines of prejudice of all kinds.

A Mad Swim from Mozambique to Madagascar

On the long drive back from East London after the Iron Man triathlon, two Captonians decided to do "something absolutely epic" – and settled on a 500km swim from Mozambique to the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. In doing so, they are raising funds for Miles for Smiles.

Lebone Village a haven for orphans

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.

Of gangsters, bad cops and taking on Hollywood

S'dumo Mtshali was hands down the best actor in Class Act. The spoils were a starring role alongside real gangsters in iNumber Number, a new feature film that has been picked up by Universal Studios for an American remake.

Moad builds a genius space for Africa’s arts

The Museum of African Design is an innovative creation in downtown Joburg that is championing a new model. A gallery without a permanent collection, it "allows an institution that's interested in the contemporary to stay contemporary".