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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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  • October’s Lead SA Hero of the Month for Gauteng is Eileen Benn. Affectionately known as Mama Africa, Eileen has been helping out individuals and families in need for over 20 years. She started working from her own home collecting clothing, food and anything she can get her hands on to help families who are in [...]

  • 21 ICONS South Africa recently put the spotlight on Lucas Radebe, the South African football legend who has flown our flag high across the globe. In an intimate conversation, Radebe spoke to Adrian Steirn about his life as one of South Africa’s most successful football exports. A former Bafana Bafana captain and ‘the Chief’ of [...]

  • The Western Cape Lead SA Hero for October is Marlon Parker, the brains behind Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs) and the man backing our youth. A Model for Social Change Born in Silvertown on the Cape Flats, Marlon Parker understood the effects of marginalisation – whether society’s doing or self-imposed. However, he never allowed his circumstances [...]

  • “You’re the first person ever who could see that we are twins at first glance!” This is what one half of Gauteng’s October Lead SA Youth heroes, Mncedi Koboka, shouted out when a Lead SA employee asked if he and his brother were twins. 15-year-old non-identical twins Mncedi and Msizi are October’s Lead SA Youth [...]

  • The Western Cape Lead SA Youth Hero for October is a young lady facing the most frightening uncertainty: whether she’ll live to see and celebrate her 21st birthday. Her name is Jenna Lowe, a talented 20 year old from Cape Town, diagnosed with a rare lung disease in 2012. However, instead of allowing the disease [...]

  • There are those moments in life that make you stop and acknowledge just how wonderful the world indeed is. Sometimes, it’s looking at nature in all it’s glory. Or, it’s your dog licking away your tears after some terrible heartbreak. Then there are those moments where you witness another simple, flawed human being making a [...]

  • “I’d like to give Nathaniel everything I didn’t have in life”. Any parent worth their salt has said this, has wanted to give and do more for their children. Perhaps all of the desired resources aren’t there but achieving a happy medium is usually not too far off. But what if you really had nothing? [...]

  • 17 October 2014 - An estimated 2 000 people were displaced after fires destroyed shacks at the Kya Sands informal settlement last week. Many people lost everything from clothing, food and even cars. Judah Africa Community Development has been facilitating the distribution of food donations, clothing and toiletries and other donations which they’ve been receiving since [...]

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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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