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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Building on its inaugural food security drive launched in honour of Mandela Day last...

Five days left and, at time of writing, Team South Africa is sitting comfortably...

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

“My moment of greatest clarity happened in 1982,” said Reverend Mpho Tutu during her...

One thing’s for sure, South Africa is anything but short of extraordinary people doing...

  • 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 [...]

  • Buyiswa Ponti. Angus Kerr. Jaque Le Roux. These are the three South Africans who are soon to become household names in the Western Cape and hopefully, across the country. They are our Western Cape Lead SA Hero and joint Youth Heroes of the year. After 11 months of celebrating ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things, [...]

  • Samantha Hartshorne A magician by trade, 35 year-old Rashid Juma, is conjuring up a renewed neighbourhood in his home suburb of Eldorado Park. Once dumping sites piled high with domestic waste and rubbish, open areas are being transformed into tidy parks. Juma first became aware of the hazard of the illegally dumped waste and leaking [...]

  • Both the life and legacy of Tata Madiba has touched us all in one way or another. This Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day), we will celebrate for the first time with our beloved Father of the Nation. Mandela Day was launched in 2009 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July as a core initiative [...]

  • This Mandela Day, we are sounding the call for all South Africans to roll up their sleeves to help curb hunger and contribute towards food security by planting their own vegetable gardens in their homes and workplaces. Already leading the way in the urban/inner city garden movement are the likes of Abalimi Bezekhaya, the Oranjezicht [...]

  • Lead SA calls on South Africans to roll up their sleeves to help curb hunger and contribute towards food security by planting their own vegetable gardens in their homes and workplaces. At the launch of Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) 2014 in April, then Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe announced food security as one of [...]

  • 09 July 2014 – More than 500 high school contestants from 103 countries sat down on Tuesday at the University of Cape Town to test their problem-solving skills in the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which is organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF). The IMO is a problem-solving contest for high school students, [...]

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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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