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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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  • By Yusuf Abramjee 23 February 2015 He grew up in the bustling township of Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape. In a place where young people have very little room to dream, let alone build a future – the allure of gangsterism and drugs continue to claim its victims. Both his parents are unemployed, a [...]

  • Gauteng’s Lead SA Youth Hero for January  is 17-year-old Karli Coetzee from Krugersdorp. When she was 15, Karli helped save a no fee paying nursery school/feeding scheme by helping them to source different resources and donations to building a new centre for the Mug and Tree Soup Kitchen and Community Centre. The community centre was [...]

  • This month for our Western Cape Lead SA Hero award is a bittersweet, posthumous one. As many Cape Town residents will recall, in December 2014, there was a fierce fire in Kommetjie. Fire fighters fought long and hard to quell it, doing all they could to ensure the safety of the residents. Sadly, despite their [...]

  • Candice Sehoma, Lukhanyo Nakho, Pearl Ngoasheng and Itumeleng Mothopeng all deserve to be jointly awarded Gauteng’s Lead SA Heroes for January. Aged between 23 and 24, the four got together to establish the Building Blocks Foundation, which aims to restore the dignity of residents through reducing the number of bucket/portable toilet systems in Alexandra by [...]

  • Remember the Wimpy waiter with the enormous heart, Lead SA Hero Vincent Nota? Well, there have been so many South Africans wanting to make a difference in his life, to thank him for his sheer selflessness. Since the original story, here are just some of the gifts people have given him: Yardley London: Toiletries Deli-Co: [...]

  • Gautengers came out in their numbers to the Piazza at Melrose Arch to wish the Proteas well ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Thank you to everyone who came out. Now, we launch ‪#‎ProteaFire‬ Fridays from Friday, 13th. Good luck boys! Post by Lead SA.

  • In 2014, Lead SA Hero for February 2014 Brent Lindeque  turned an online drinking game called #NekNominations on its head, by using his nomination to instead perform a random act of kindness (#RAKnomination). By giving a homeless man a meal, and using the power of social media to ‘pay it forward’ his nomination went viral. Within [...]

  • “Before I started writing, I didn’t have a way of expressing myself,” said Sikelelwa, sitting in the quiet garden of the Etafeni Centre, Nyanga. Sikelelwa joined the Etafeni Aftercare Programme in Grade 5. Through the programme, Sikelelwa learned how to use a computer, play the marimbas, and participated as a representative of the Music Therapy Community [...]

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  • No one has ever become poor from giving

    Maya Angelou
  • Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need

    Khalil Gibran
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • To me, being South African means being a human being. It means having a role to play in our beautiful country

    Herman Mashaba
  • It is a law of life that problems arise when conditions are there for their solution

    Walter Sisulu
  • 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

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