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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  • Thousands of South Africans gathered at Durban’s Currie Fountain stadium to march against the recent spate of violent attacks directed at foreign nationals. Led by Kwa-Zulu Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu and eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo, the 3-kilometre ‘peace march’ saw thousands of marchers carrying peace messages through Durban’s busy streets. Gauteng citizens who also wanted [...]

  • By Melanie Madigage and Thembelihle Nkosi 13 April 2015 The world of leadership is a phenomenal journey that anybody can witness or be part of. One can also take on this tremendous role, building their characteristics into becoming an influencer in society. This is what the students from the University of Pretoria (UP) who are [...]

  • By Samantha Hartshorne 02 April 2015 Marina Constas and Karen Landi are matchmakers of a new kind: their aim is to partner pupils and NGO’s online. Gauteng’s Hero award for March is bestowed on two women who share a passion for community work and technology. Constas and Landi developed an interactive platform especially for schoolchildren, [...]

  • By Samantha Hartshorne 02 April 2015 Jessica Joubert fell in love with the Sunshine Association’s early learning centre on her first visit to the day care at the age of 12. The preschoolers with disabilities stole her heart, and Jessica found community service made her happy. So Gauteng’s March Lead SA youth Hero adopted the [...]

  • As part of the Redhill Grade 7 Leadership Programme, the Redhill School pupils spent a day interacting with pupils from Lulama Primary School in Soweto. Redhill School was honoured to have Catherine Constantinides from Lead SA who spoke to the pupils about responsible leadership. Miss Earth, Stephanie Alexander, addressed the pupils about being leaders who [...]

  • Over the last few days the fires have ravaged the Cape Peninsula. Our fire services are currently fighting 15 fires across the Western Cape. The Volunteer Wildfire Services desperately need our help so they can fight these fires and protect our communities. KFM has set up a pledge line for South Africans to help raise [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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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