Lead SA
YOU can change the world. Lead SA is a personal call to every person to make a difference. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place. It could be as simple as making a stranger smile or as big as fighting to further the rights entrenched in our Constitution. Each act makes a difference. This website tells the stories of people who are making our country a better place.

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Last week, an anonymous Samaritan wrote to Lead SA saying that for his 50th...

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  • Last week, an anonymous Samaritan wrote to Lead SA saying that for his 50th birthday he’d like to donate 50 wheelchairs to organisations and individuals who need them. Talk Radio 702’s afternoon drive presenter Xolani Gwala to relayed “Mr 50’s” message to listeners asking them to send in suggestions and motivations to Lead SA and [...]

  • On Friday, August 15th the WITS University hosted its second annual Silent Protest The protest, which previously has been held successfully in other tertiary institutions including Rhodes and UCT, attracted scores of students and visitors who have been in one way or the other affected by violence and sexual crimes. The day started with students [...]

  • Living in the 21st century can be one crazy ride. In between studying, working your 9-5, checking your Twitter feed, catching up with current affairs and trying to sincerely connect with family and friends, we often miss the opportunity to reflect and count our blessings. So, after three incredibly inspiring, incredibly busy weeks (Mandela Day, [...]

  • - Wednesday, 6 August 2014. Over the last two days, we named our annual National Hero and Youth Heroes of the Year. The four individuals were presented with their awards at special ceremonies in their respective communities this week. Thanks to the Dis-Chem Foundation, R250 000 will be donated to charities nominated by the National [...]

  • Lead SA turns 4

    17 days ago
    Lead SA turns 4

    Today, we celebrate our fourth anniversary. Since our launch in 2010, we have been involved in over 60 projects and campaigns and there are much more to come. Many of these projects are with thanks to our friends and partners, some of which have conveyed their message of support below. Thank you! A big thank [...]

  • Lead SA has announced the Gauteng regional Hero of the Year and Youth Hero of the Year winner. The Lead SA Heroes initiative was started in August 2012 to highlight active citizenship shown through the work of extraordinary South Africans who do outstanding work to make a difference in their communities, homes, schools and workplaces. [...]

  • Gareth Simpson, a 16-year-old Grade 11 pupil at Durban High School, is a passionate rugby player whose aim is to play for his province – even his country. He believes, though, that thinking of others less fortunate than himself goes hand-in-hand with his own ambitions. “We had a rugby tournament at school some years ago, [...]

  • When he returned to South Africa in 2007 after living in London for six years, Justin Foxton, 41, knew he wanted to make a difference. Where others were pessimistic about the future, he saw only potential. He started the Stop Crime, Say Hello media campaign that encourages citizens to play an active role in creating [...]

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  • South Africa belongs to all those who live and believe in it

    Nompumelelo Gumbi
  • Don’t think of yourself as a leader. Think of yourself as strong enough to inspire others to follow

    Pieter-Dirk Uys
  • Through education and understanding of broader-community issues, each individual has the potential to benefit their community.

    Johara Naidoo, Lead SA and GIBS Future Leader
  • People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.

    Earl Nightingale
  • Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.

    Mother Teresa
  • Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

    Earl Nightingale
  • Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

    Howard Thurman
  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Of course all human beings can err in their judgement and make mistakes. The best leaders err less than their peers.

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already

    John Buchan
  • After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

    Nelson Mandela
  • The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

    Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

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