Leigh, 34, is the founder of the Sweethearts Foundation, an organisation that has provided nearly 300 wheelchairs to children and the underprivileged community by collecting bottle tops.
The 27-year-old uses her skills as an environmental health practitioner to help community centers become compliant and habitable places to live.
Medical student Anza Tshipetane, 20, is CEO of the Bright Young Leaders Initiative (BYLI) and founder of Young Leaders In Health and works to expand the horizons of rural students.
Zanele Hlatshwayo, 34, was affected by depression and suicide after she lost her father to suicide. She started running to relieve stress and raise money to raise awareness.
Evaen Naidoo, 22, is the vice chairperson of EduliftSA, is a non-profit organisation that offers school going children tuition for subjects like English, Maths and Science.
Msizi Phewa, 33, has a heart for the upliftment of the youth in a very disadvantaged community outside Durban called KwaNyuswa.
Ayanda Bokaba, 12, flew to New York in December to speak at TED-Ed, an annual gathering of students from around the world who participate in TED-Ed clubs.
Arend Kahlau, 23, considers himself an optimistic and innovative individual with strong leadership skills which he uses to try and make South Africa a better place.
Nondumiso Mahlanze, 21, established a non-profit organisation called Help A Matriculant (HAM) that provides learners in rural schools with the information needed to progress to higher institutions.
Khuliso Mulaudzi, 34, ran the 76km Addo trail for Polio eradication and raised R60 000.
Manchala Sithole's passion for mathematics is a common theme throughout his work, and the 24-year-old runs a yearly mathematics competition that aims at helping learners from township and rural areas to realise their potential.
Ruan AJ Coetzee, 34, from Port Elizabeth is the pioneer behind Güdsheet – South Africa’s first plastic-free toilet paper.
Thina Maqubela opened an academy called Maqubs Academy of Excellence, which provides tutoring services, township accommodation, academic support, career guidance and employment for university students.
Dr Matamela Mulaudzi, 27, is a businesswoman and doctor who founded the Purple Sisterhood mentorship program.
Tsietsi Morobi, 32, works alongside the community development team to share drama and performance focused on child protection with children at schools.
Jessica Dewhurst, 26, is the founder and driving force behind the growth of The Justice Desk, an award-winning Human Rights Organisation which operates in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mikhaeel Reddy, 19, founded the South African Robotic team called the Springbots.
Jo Buitendach, 34, runs a small walking tour company based in the Johannesburg CBD, working passionately to promote the inner city, a space often seen very negatively locally and internationally.
Maximus Mamakoko, 28, uses music to give a voice to the people in the community of Great Brak River who need it the most.
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Karien de Waal, 35, is the founder of #JoinBandsNotGangs, which aims to empower youth gang members on the Cape Flats to become professional musicians, and prevent further youths from joining gangs.
Malika Omar, 35, is a celebrated as a pianist and composer, using the stories in her original melodies to unite people and raise awareness for those in need.
Brent Lindeque, 34, is the founder of ‘Good Things Guy’, whose mission is to change the media narrative and national conversation by giving South Africans a balance to news which inspires.
Mpho Tjope, 34, founded Albinism Advocacy for Access, an advocacy group to educate communities to help protect individuals with Albinism.
Nomcebo Yaka, 27, founded Hope to Infinity, a non-profit organisation that collects old clothes, school shoes and food for the needy.