Lead SA shines the spotlight on Western Cape Heroes with My School

Over the last year, Lead SA has called on the public to nominate ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary work to uplift their communities. Lead SA which celebrates its 7th birthday this year, is a Primedia Broadcasting initiative which inspires active citizenry.

South Africans doing extraordinary things is at the heart of the Lead SA Heroes campaign. The campaign identifies standout members of the society who make a difference and act as a beacon of positivity within their communities.

Supported by the MySchool fundraising programme, Lead SA accepted public nominations for the Youth Hero (nominees under the age of 21) and Hero categories. Each month two heroes where profiled on LeadSA.co.za as well as interviewed on sister radio stations Cape Talk 567AM and Kfm 94.5.

The winners were announced during a brunch awards ceremony in Cape Town on Saturday. Congratulations to Renier Coetzee who was named the Lead SA Hero of the Year and 67KidstoSchool (Nishen Naidoo, Adam Begg, Stuart MacDonald and Fabrice Nahimana) who are the Lead SA Youth Heroes of the Year in the Western Cape.

"All the 2017 nominees were impressive and true change makers within their communities. Renier Coetzee completed his Actuarial Science honours in 2010. Instead of pursuing a comfortable, well-paid career he decided to forfeit it and serve the Mitchells Plain community (Beacon Valley) by starting an ECD called Trinity Children. The school has gone from strength to strength and is now a registered primary school,”

Primedia Broadcasting, Group Head of Strategy and Lead SA champion, Karl Gostner

“67KidsToSchool headed up by Nishen Naidoo, Adam Begg, Stuart MacDonald and Fabrice Nahimana are remarkable young men who took it upon themselves to support 67 kids in Masiphumelele for their first year at school. The boys raised R40000 and will continue to support the project into the future”.

Primedia Broadcasting, Group Head of Strategy and Lead SA champion, Karl Gostner

Each hero received R10, 000 from the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme to donate towards a charity of their choice.

“There is a natural alignment between Lead SA’s focus on making the world a better place and the My School programme. We are proud to have supported Lead SA to identify local heroes and look forward to backing Renier Coetzee an67KidstoSchool as they continue to make a difference”,

MySchool Fundraising Programme, Marketing and CSI Manager, Helene Brand

Each regional hero will go on to compete in the National selection process, where they stand to win a further R 90 000 from our sponsors – which will go a long way in assisting their initiatives to continue to grow and have an even greater positive impact.

Leads SA Heroes is brought to you in partnership with [MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet](http://www.myschool.co.za/)

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