It has taken the catastrophic scale of the coronavirus pandemic to get humanity to grasp how fragile life really is. Climbing death toll figures and the socio-economic effects lockdowns have had on our country have brought despair, hunger and a sense of helplessness. But it has also brought out the best in the people of Mzansi, whose generosity and kindness have made the world of difference in the lives of those in dire need. Our Kindness digimag is a tribute to organisations like Community Chest and the ordinary people who have gone out of their way to make a difference.

It aims to direct help to where it is needed most, and to encourage South Africans to lend a helping hand wherever they can. Meet some of the heroes who play their part in changing lives, and see how you can also get involved. The world is in disarray right now. People are crying out for help. This is the time for our Kindness to shine through in everything we do.