"To the people of South Africa, and everyone who supported us in this World Cup: thank you very much for your support." Watch Proteas captain AB de Villiers, on behalf of the entire team, thank the fans after the national squad bowed out of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Wherever they go in the world, all citizens should be good brand ambassadors and promote the country, according to according to the deputy minister of communications. She also called on journalists to report accurately and for gender equality in the workplace.
Eulyn Hufkie-Womble makes her mark on the zombies in the international television series, The Walking Dead. She's a dab hand at making new clothes look old, and at adding litres of pus and blood. She also gives each character a signature piece.
Kenny Solomon chose a very different path from the boys he grew up with in Cape Town's Mitchells Plain. He changed his fate when he began playing chess at the age of 13; now, 22 years later, he has become a chess grandmaster and an inspiration to youngsters everywhere.
A group of South African women who are part of an anti-poaching unit are not afraid to man-up in a nature reserve. The Black Mambas are well-trained bobbies on the beat in the Olifants West Nature Reserve, and their success can be seen in the massive drop in snaring.
Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.