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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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Gold, arguably the earliest reason South Africa found its way onto the world’s radar....

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you want to do, you have...

By Sheree Bega 1 Get more boots on the ground To win the war against...

22 September 2014 A sanitary pad provision project that should help over 72 000 girl learners each...

  Today, Monday 22 September marks World Rhino Day, and young people have added...

  • Gold, arguably the earliest reason South Africa found its way onto the world’s radar. It’s valuable, highly sought-after and takes a lot of hard work to obtain. Ask Gezelle Magerman, our Western Cape Lead SA Youth Hero for September. After all, she did win South Africa’s first gold medal at the Nanjing youth Olympics earlier [...]

  • “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you want to do, you have to work hard… you have to train hard”. If Thembani “Terror” Gqeku, the Western Cape Lead SA Hero for September, could leave you with one piece of advice, it would be that. It’s the message he hopes to drive home with [...]

  •   Today, Monday 22 September marks World Rhino Day, and young people have added their voices to the fight against rhino poaching. On Friday 19 September, hundreds of learners from Redhill School and LEAP school gathered at Redhill’s sport fields in the shape of a gigantic rhino to bring attention to the poaching problem in [...]

  • After many successful weeks of handing over our social media accounts to our Future Leaders, we’ve started opening our platforms to even more young leaders. Last week, we handed over to joint Lead SA Youth Hero of the Year, Jaque Le Roux. This week, we’re putting our Twitter and Facebook accounts in the capable hands [...]

  • *Update: Through the wonderful work by the SAPS, we finally have the names of the officers. The two SAPS officers who wear their badge with pride and honour, well placed above their kind hearts, are Constable E. Arendse and Constable S. Mjuleni. We will keep you informed of any updates to the story. This mail, sent [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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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