Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Double delight for one of our heroes

While the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards ceremony saw 12 selfless people each get recognition and R10,000 for their projects, one hero walked away ...

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Inspiring change while being themselves

Debbie Kleinenberg: CHOC She has offered psychosocial and emotional support, transport, meals and accommodation to children with cancer and their ...

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Local Heroes finalists honoured, showcased at ...

Twelve ordinary people, who have done extraordinary things, were honoured at the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards ceremony ...

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Celeb to host Heroes gala

“Criticising comes easily because we’re all human, but it’s now time we teach each other that to uplift someone else will benefit not just you and that other person, but it will also benefit the country and the entire world.”
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Time to celebrate the city’s quiet heroes

It’s that time of year when the Daily Dispatch, in partnership with Johnson and Johnson, rolls out the red carpet for some of the city’s inspirational social entrepreneurs who have taken it upon themselves to empower those in need.
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Beating poverty to feeding poor

Born into an impoverished life in East London’s Duncan Village, Sizwe Yolo was surrounded by crime, hunger and ...

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Rich legacy of loving care for suffering kids Zoom

She has offered psychosocial and emotional support, transport, meals and accommodation to children with cancer and ...

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Stirling weighs in at world no 1 ecobrick heroes

AN EAST London primary school’s anti-plastic waste project has seen it collect more than 100kg of plastic in just a ...

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Bishop’s heart is to uplift poor

From helping more than 400 graduates receive tertiary funding to helping with internship placements and free ...

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Soup kitchen to feed needy of Madonisi

Rural residents of Madonisi village near Mthatha will no longer have to take life-saving chronic medication on empty ...

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‘MaSoft’ helps build tomorrow’s nation

A dream from over 20 years ago became a reality on Saturday when Thandiwe Sofute officially launched her movement, ...

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Tutor support boosts pupils

Since 2016 150 pupils from five East London high schools have been receiving tutoring.

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Kids taught to use art for addressing tough issues

Children from Peddie and its surrounds are learning to use play therapy to help them address issues in their ...

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Creating joy for the abused

From visiting children’s homes to renovating them, the Angel Outreach NGO is doing its bit bringing hope and joy to ...

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Charity begins at home for Pink Fairy

After running his 12th consecutive Comrades Marathon eight years ago, King William’s Town’s Mike Webb, also known as ...

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Changing their world armed with courage

When they started with their good deeds, two East London men – armed with sjamboks, batons, torches and whistles – ...

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Centre gives hope to elderly

More than 50 elderly people from KwaMxhalanga village near King William’s Town wake up every day looking forward to ...

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Passion for kids drives Luleka

She might not have a teaching qualification yet, but an East London woman is doing her bit to educate the children in ...

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Mom ensures kids are not hungry going to school

We know that hungry tummies can lead to distracted pupils, but this is a sad reality for many South African ...

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Early setbacks no real barrier

After failing matric when she was 18 and falling pregnant two years later while doing her supplementary exams, an East ...

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