Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Going extra mile to ensure best health for her patients

Zanyiwe Ndlazi-Jason has been a dedicated nurse at the Duncan Village Day Clinic for the last 10 years, but her passion for looking after people does not end with her ...

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Countdown to Local Heroes finalists

The Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards event is finally here! After a rigorous judging process, the 12 good Samaritans who ...

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12 Local Hero finalists set to be honoured at special ceremony

 The time has arrived to celebrate our local heroes. A gala dinner will be held at the East London ICC on October 31, at which 12 finalists in the ...

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Young philanthropist eyes pageants

When Amahle Qomfo was nine, she started helping people less fortunate than herself in Mdantsane.
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A cat-alyst for Furever change

Animal-loving duo Amy Long and Amber Wiggill have made it their mission to rescue as many cats as possible.
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‘Mother Teresa of Etipini’ began her work at age of 12

Noluyolo Zintle Mehlomakhulu, dubbed the “Mother Teresa of Etipini”, was just a 12-year-old girl when she first noticed ...

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Providing sustenance for the body and soul

For almost a year, a Mthatha-born philanthropist has been doing her bit by feeding the poor and underprivileged and ...

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Mentor who goes extra mile to empower youth

King William’s Town resident, Tabisa Mrwebi, 34, has been empowering young high school girls and women in her community ...

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Choc volunteer didn’t let odds end his dream to help

While Mbulelo Plaatjie’s childhood dream to work as a paediatrician for Doctors Without Borders did not become a ...

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Trio on an upskilling mission

Three Eastern Cape women are on a mission to support struggling pupils to reach their potential.

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All about welfare of animals

Avid animal rescuer and dog lover Michelle Henning recently opened an animal welfare charity shop, selling secondhand ...

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Adré keeps everyone in the loop

Adré Bartis is known for always going the extra mile.

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An angel for those in peril on the sea

Geoff McGregor, who has rescued countless lives out at sea, has served as a volunteer crew member for the National Sea ...

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EC philanthropist transforms lives

When an Eastern Cape philanthropist saw how academically deserving students struggled to pay their tertiary education ...

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Tough roots breeds community success

Olwethu Ntliziyombi, abandoned by her parents at age 15 and left to fend for herself and her two brothers, is giving ...

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We can do great things too, teen hero tells other patients

A girl with a broken heart has made it her mission to mend others.

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Mentor’s aim is to help jobless

Her weekly visits to Mdantsane for the last five years have sparked an exchange which has uplifted, motivated and ...

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Off the streets and on field

Keeping young boys off the street and on the rugby field is what Mdantsane resident Xhanti Msuali does best.

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Starting sport where there was none before

Determined to promote sporting prowess in underprivileged township schools, East Londoner Tina Somzana has founded a ...

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Unemployed mom helps kids keep hunger at bay

While most South Africans who are part of the 27.1% unemployment statistics are more concerned about themselves and ...

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