Aviation enthusiast Dean Wingrin’s new book brings to life the history of the South African Air Force through previously unpublished stories of heroism, duty and adventure, told from the perspectives of the people who served as members of the Air Force.
• Yvonne urges women to aim high
Stay-at-home dad Bruce Clark has overcome childhood abandonment and neglect, found his place in life – with his family – and rediscovered his talent for writing. He describes it all in his memoir Love Sex Fleas God.
• Sea life explained for young explorers
Taunina soft toys are sold in some of the world’s most exclusive boutiques, but they are made in Cape Town by previously disadvantaged women. The project is a means of securing financial freedom for these entrepreneurs.
• SA to create 5-million new jobs
The Dream Riders have raised more than a million rand for the Reach for a Dream Foundation, which helps sick children realise their wishes. The team – nearly 500-strong – raised the money by taking part in the 94.7 Cycling Challenge.
• Riders saving lives in Lesotho
South Africans rose up in protest against women-related violence at a gathering at Wits University, organised by global campaign One Billion Rising. Men and women alike urged President Jacob Zuma to take firm action against the scourge.
• Restoring lives after rape
Local NGO Khulisa’s out-of-the-box programme on restorative justice has been exported to the UK, and is now part of a package of programmes being successfully implemented by an independent registered charity.
• SA’s gallows now instrument of healing