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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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  • 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 [...]

  • “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 [...]

  • Lead SA supports Cricket South Africa’s plans to host a fans’ farewell for the Proteas squad on the day of their departure to the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Melrose Arch will host the official send off on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 at the Piazza with the official programme starting at [...]

  • The Western Cape Lead SA Heroes for December are two South Africans going above and beyond for vulnerable youth and women. The provide a home, a place of security and certainly, much-needed love. They are Bernadette and Donavan Jones and this is the nomination from Terri Marks: “I am nominating two incredible human beings for [...]

  • The Western Cape Lead SA Hero for December is a young lady impacting minds in the Cape’s Lower Crossroads. Here’s the nomination from James Senior: “Nomaphelo attended the after-school programmes of Metro Kids Africa as a child nine years ago in Lower Crossroads where she lives. At 13-years-old, she became a young leader and got [...]

  • It’s a new year and new opportunities await for you to make a difference. We’ve put together a list of 15 of the organisations working tirelessly for change. Now it’s just up to you which one you’ll choose to support in 2015. 1. Cause: Poverty alleviation and food security Join forces with: The  Farm and Garden [...]

  • 08 January 2015 Between January and April 2014, singer and songwriter Natalie Chapman travelled through 90 towns over 90 consecutive days, performing in each town and spreading awareness about domestic violence. The tour was also a fundraiser for the Empowering People in Crisis (EPIC) foundation, which was founded by Lead SA Hero for June 2013, [...]

  • William Modibane comes from a township called Maubane, near Hammanskraal north of Tshwane, and he is Gauteng’s Lead SA Hero of the Month for December. William’s nomination was sent in by Elaine Carter, who wrote: “William is a security guard in Midstream Estate but he is much more than that.  he is always collecting food, [...]

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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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