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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  • This mail, sent to KFM’s Ryan O’Connor, speaks for itself. This is leading SA: “In the very early hours of Saturday 30 August 2014 (5am to be more exact), my husband and I stopped to refuel our vehicle at the Caltex garage opposite Kenilworth Centre. There, outside the Freshstop shop were two police officers who [...]

  • So, we’re opening up the Lead SA platforms to even more young people. After weeks of handing over the Lead SA Twitter and Facebook accounts to Future Leaders, we’ve recently started doing the same with Lead SA Youth Heroes. Last week was Gauteng’s Youth Hero of the month of August, Daniela Nkanyezi. This week, we’re handing [...]

  • Lead SA’s #FLTweets programme gives young South African leaders a platform to engage with other South Africans, and also gives you the opportunity to engage with them. Through #FLTweets, these change-makers take over Lead SA’s social media accounts and tweet/post for the day. This Saturday, Gauteng’s latest Youth Hero, Daniela Nkanyezi Koetz, will be doing [...]

  • Casual Day has teamed up with Lead SA to help an anonymous good Samaritan realise his birthday wish to hand out 50 wheelchairs to 50 people, rather than have a 50th birthday party, to honour his wonderful grandmother. The Casual Day team decided to reach out a hand of friendship to the Adelaide Tambo School [...]

  • This month’s Gauteng Lead SA Youth Hero is 19 year-old Daniela Nkanyezi Koetz. She was nominated by Lungile Seabi who wrote: “Daniela is a respecting young lady who is up and about helping the community in making others happy! She organised a car wash at church in order to make money and buy sanitary towels [...]

  • “Some strive to make themselves great. Others help others see and find their own greatness. It’s the latter who really enrich the world we live in” – Rasheed Ogunlaru. This quote sums up the Western Cape’s joint Lead SA Youth Heroes for August. Zandile Mpeluza and Zihle Lusani, both in Matric at Wellington High School, [...]

  • The Western Cape Lead SA Hero for August, the first of the new season, has become the change he wanted to see in the world. National coordinator for Brothers for All, Sihle Tshabalala, once led a life of crime but, with one conscious decision, has chosen to turn his life around and lead responsibly. Sihle [...]

  • The first Lead SA Hero of the month for the 2014/2015 season is a man who couldn’t turn a blind eye. He had to do something. Kelli Hastie alerted us to the incredible story of Robert Sadiki, the Guateng Lead SA Hero of the month of August: Below is a very tragic story that happened [...]

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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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