The Play Your Part television series this week features Tebogo Ditshego, Karin Landi, and Tshiamo Legoale, all of whom contribute to making South Africa a better place. Here’s how you can get involved with them.Tshiamo Legoale, a geologist and researcher at metallurgical R&D organisation Mintek, is winner of the FameLab International 2017 contest. She is a guest on Play Your Part episode three. (Image: Mining Ne.Ws)Brand South Africa reporterGeologist and award-winning scientist Tshiamo Legoale, businessman Tebogo Ditshego and Karin Landi of Community Hours SA are the featured guests in episode three of the Play Your Part television series this week.These three extraordinary people share their stories on how they are shaping economic upliftment through education, empowerment, active citizenship, youth development, entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation.The episode, which will air on Saturday, 9 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Here’s more on the three guests and how you can get involved with them:Tshiamo LegoaleLegoale is a 27-year-old geologist at Mintek who won the international competition FameLab Award. Her winning talk was on phytomining; as she puts it, she wants to “grow gold from wheat”, which essentially means using wheat plants to harvest gold from mine dumps.Legoale was one of three entrants from Africa in the FameLab competition, which was held in England. She received the FameLab award.Contact detailsWebsite: www.mintek.co.zaTwitter: @legoale_tshiamoTebogo DitshegoEntrepreneur Tebogo Ditshego (left) with actor Thapelo Mokoena at the fifth World Book Celebration. The annual event is hosted by Ditshego Media. (Image: Melissa Javan)Ditshego is CEO of Ditshego Media and founder of the initiative ReadABookSA, which is known as the biggest online book club in the country. He is also the chairman of the South African Reading Foundation.Ditshego, author of the self-published novel Kasi Nerd, talks about the concerns regarding literacy in South Africa and how he is working to overcome them.Through ReadABookSA, for example, people are challenged to read at least one book a month. The initiative has more than 39,700 followers on Twitter.Contact detailsWebsite: www.ditshegomedia.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @ReadABookSA or FacebookKarin LandiKarin Landi with Play Your Part series host Kabelo Mabalane. (Image: Play Your Part series)Landi is the co-founder of the online portal, Community Hours SA, which facilitates and manages community service for teenagers, parents, teachers, schools, active citizens and NPOs.Community Hours SA offers out of the box volunteering opportunities that encourage sustainable volunteering and active citizenship. In this episode, she talks about how it got teenagers involved with the initiative, Fight with Insight.Landi also serves on the governing body of the Johannesburg Junior Council and is the goodwill ambassador of the CEO SleepOut.Contact detailsWebsite: www.communityhourssa.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @communityhoursa or FacebookYou can also get involved with Fight with Insight on Facebook.Play Your Part broadcasts at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly sunny and very cold here the next couple of days. This morning should be the peak of the cold air, but we stay exceptionally cold through tomorrow. There still can be some lake snows in north central and northeast Ohio, so long as north winds stay strong, but the chances of that diminish with time. We do see clouds develop on Friday as temps start to moderate, and those clouds now look like they can bring some snow to the northern half to NW quarter of the state…perhaps a coating to an inch with coverage at 50%.Yep…you are seeing correctly. Some parts of the state may not get above zero today….but 50s are on the way next Monday!!!!We start to warm up Saturday and will be well above normal for temps on Sunday and Monday. Temps Sunday and Monday can be 20 degrees above normal or more. The map at right shows temps Monday afternoon. We are pushing rain back a little more on Sunday now, meaning we should see a mostly dry weekend. Rain starts Sunday night and goes through Monday. Rain totals end up in the .25”-.5” range, which is a bit smaller than our thoughts yesterday. However, we make that up with more moisture coming Tuesday night and Wednesday. After a brief break in moisture Tuesday morning and midday, rain is back Tuesday night and goes through early Wednesday morning. Temps will be cooler than this weekend for sure, but should still be mild enough for all rain from this event, with totals of .25”-.75” and 70% coverage. We turn significantly colder Wednesday night.Snow moves over south west and southern Ohio for Thursday and may bring a coating to a couple of inches, while the rest of the state just stays cold and dry. Friday flips that script, with lake effect snows likely in the north central and northeast parts of the state and nothing in the south. Next Friday will be very windy and much, much colder.The extended period remains consistent with snows for the 10th and 11th, and we continue to think there is good potential for moderate to heavy snow there. Then, at the end of the 16 period, we are looking at another system for around Valentine’s day that can also bring snow. After the warm up this weekend and early next week, we are back to below normal temps for the remainder of the forecast window.