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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  • Heritage Month

    82 days ago
    Heritage Month

  • “Let us get away from making a donation … it’s not sustainable,” said Chairman and Managing Director of Nestlé South Africa Ian Donald. “We need to find a way to form partnerships (big business, government and NGOs), we need to find a way to come together to create sustainable self-supporting programmes and we can play [...]

  • On Saturday, 15 August, we hosted the first Lead SA #ChangeMakers Conference at the University of Johannesburg. The event gave like-minded people who are doing great things the opportunity to network, share stories and inspire a positive change and active citizenry in the country. A number of high level speakers were on hand to share [...]

  • Jenna Lowe and Marlon Parker have just been named this year’s National Lead SA Heroes, each receiving a cash donation of R100 000 thanks to the Dis-Chem Foundation for a charity of their choice. These phenomenal individuals were awarded at the #ChangeMakers Conference, which took place at the University of Johannesburg’s Sanlam Auditorium on 15 [...]

  • Trip down memory lane

    113 days ago
    Trip down memory lane

    5 years ago on the 4th of August-Lead SA was launched. Lead SA is an initiative that aims to to remind us that it is in our power to change ourselves and our country, that we all have the ability to lead. The Beginning #StopRape Campaign Lead SA Vigil #NoToXenophobia #TeamUpToCleanUp Lead SA Missing Children [...]

  • #LEADSA5

    113 days ago

    It is overwhelming to think about all the campaigns and projects we have done over the years, the many organisations we have partnered with, the citizens we have met and how quickly the time passed. We will continue to promote the philosophy of active citizenship. It is thanks to many ordinary citizens that we stand [...]

  • On the eve of Lead SA’s 5th anniversary, the regional Lead SA Hero and Youth Hero for the year in Gauteng were acknowledged for their commitment to making a difference in their communities. This event, which took place on 3 August, brought together the monthly 2014/2015 Lead SA Heroes. Lead SA selects heroes in an [...]

  • To coincide with Lead SA’s 5th anniversary, the regional Western Cape heroes were announced at Primedia Broadcasting Cape Town this morning. Congratulations to Western Cape Lead SA Hero, Marlon Parker. Jenna Lowe received the Western Cape Lead SA Youth Hero award posthumously. Her parents, Gabi and Stuart Lowe, accepted the award at the event this [...]

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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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