A massive fund raising campaign staged by celebrity actors in the UK to raise money for South African children has inspired local thespians to put together a star-studded event of their own.
Indigo Skate Camp teaches rural youth the joys of skateboarding, and gets some life skills woven into the curriculum as well.
More than half of South Africa's population is urbanised – up to 64% of South Africans live in the country's urban centres. And most of these people are under the age of 40. Brand South Africa's research team has analysed the state of South Africa's major cities.
Lima Rural Development Foundation runs several projects that have benefited thousands of people. Some of its most important and far-reaching programmes involve setting up systems to ensure food security for vulnerable rural households.
Sakha Ingomso Lethu helps to feed the resilience and hunger many rural youth have to get an education, despite the many challenges they face, such as a lack of infrastructure, lack of trained teachers, and no facilities such as libraries or computer labs.
Schools in townships and rural South Africa are set to benefit from the 67 Libraries project, an initiative in support and honour of Mandela Day on 18 July, and beyond.