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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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A new South African hero was born as Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World...

14. The kindness of Wimpy waiter and Lead SA Hero Vincent Nota   Post...

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) was selected as the official charity for the...

There are few countries which dedicate a national public holiday to reconciliation. But then...

Even the great leaders, the icons of the South African story have their moments...

  • 14. The kindness of Wimpy waiter and Lead SA Hero Vincent Nota   Post by Lead SA.     13. You welcomed Proteas captain Hashim Amla with open arms   Post by Lead SA.     12. Doing good costs you nothing, as you whole-heartedly agreed   Post by Lead SA.     11. You [...]

  • There are few countries which dedicate a national public holiday to reconciliation. But then there are few nations with our history of enforced division, oppression and sustained conflict. And fewer still, which have undergone such a remarkable transition to reclaim their humanity. We, the people of South Africa, have made a decisive and irreversible break [...]

  • I am a passionate believer in Ubuntu, an African philosophy that says my humanity is bound up in yours. Ubuntu tells us: I need you in order to be me. So my humanity, my very being, is bound up in Jo’s, in Pat’s and in Mary’s – all of us are still living our journey [...]

  • In October this year, Lead SA had the opportunity of meeting Jenna Lowe, the 20-year-old fighting for her life and a new, healthy set of lungs. In the same month, Jenna was awarded the Western Cape Lead SA Youth Hero for her campaigning around organ donation. In 2012, when Jenna Louw was just 17-years-old, she [...]

  • Ahmed Kathrada’s tribute to Mandela Madala, as you light-heartedly started calling me some years ago, it both grieves me and inspires me to write this to you now, with the hour of your death still a fresh wound in our peoples’ hearts. We have known each other for 67 years, and I never imagined I’d [...]

  • The greatest gift we can give uTata, the best way to honour Madiba, is to try to live as he lived, give as he gave, and do as he did. There are many ways in which we can ensure that the legacy of Nelson Mandela lives on forever. Below are but a few: “For to [...]

  • “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”. Vincent Nota, the Wimpy waiter who warmed the nation’s heart and the Western Cape Lead SA Hero for November, lives by these words. Vincent is the Western Cape Lead SA Hero for November because of a seemingly small act of kindness that had far-reaching [...]

  • Our Lead SA Hero for this month is Beauty More, known as a community builder in the community of Alexandra. Since 1985, Beauty has been involved with a youth centre called Thusong where there are various activities ranging from feeding schemes for school kids; distribution of food parcels in the community, prioritizing education by organizing computer [...]

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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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