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It’s time to nominate your 2021 Local Hero

With the 2020 Local Hero Awards now behind us, the search for this year’s extraordinary do-gooders is on

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Mthatha nurse stepped up at height of fears around pandemic

Babies come first for Mthatha nursing sister Lindelwa Ngumbela, 40. A nurse of 11 years, she has lived by her pledge to put her patients' lives ...

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East London NGO answers 'call from God' to help ex-offenders ...

Francis’s NPO works mainly with ex-offenders in an effort to help them reintegrate into society through counselling, job and skills development.

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Mthatha pharmacist ceaseless in helping her ...

Since establishing a pharmacy in Mthatha 20 years ago, Nontutuzelo Sibango has used her position to give back and support her community
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‘Aunty Pam’ fills tummies of 150 children, other ...

After two children arrived on her doorstep asking for bread in March 2020, Fynbos resident Pam Orie decided to use the little she had to help others. The 38-year-old mother of two established her soup kitchen — Hope 2 Feed More — in September ...
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Victoria Nkomana spends her retirement years helping the aged, vulnerable

Victoria Nkomana realised during her travels that many people were struggling for something as basic as putting food on ...

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EC academy founder gives platform to female soccer players, and actresses

Establishing the Jubase Youth Academy (JYA) in January 2019, Mthatha-based Hoseya Jubase has dedicated the better ...

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Giving cars — and teens — the royal treatment

As unemployment rises, so do crime statistics, as people scramble for an income. Vergenoeg resident Ziyaad King, ...

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Empowering youngsters is his mission

Determined to address the various challenges facing the youth of Duncan Village, East London resident Khulile Jacobs ...

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‘Revelation’ sees local hero nominee help change lives of youth involved in drugs

An annual church conference in Durban provided a revelation for Nombulelo Jantjies, 67, after she was touched by the ...

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Helping others has always been part of Nate Padayachee's life

Building his business and supporting his family have been his biggest passion over the past 11 years, but Nathanael ...

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Gompo man’s crime-fighting forum inspired by personal loss

After losing both his brother and his son to crime on the same street in Duncan Village, Gompo resident Ludumo Salman ...

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Parkside mum ensures children, elderly in her area are fed

Starting her feeding scheme in October 2018, Parkside resident Brenda Adkins has spent the better part of the ...

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OR Tambo subject adviser tutors thousands of struggling pupils — and provides groceries ...

Ayanda Mampofu was only 17 years old when he realised his passion was to help people through education. As a ...

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Dyira passes boxing knowledge to EC youngsters

Makhanda local Mfuzo 'Majeke' Dyira has spent the better part of the past two decades teaching youngsters — and adults ...

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Things are looking up for Mdantsane’s dogs

Mdantsane resident Ben Rexana has made it his mission to care for and feed neglected and stray dogs and he is teaching ...

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Making sure matriculants have that one magical evening

After offering to assist her parents in covering the costs for her younger sister's matric farewell dance, it donned on ...

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Decade of devotion to thousands of stray, injured pets

After picking up a stray dog in need on the North East Express Way 12 years ago, mother and daughter Sue Kietzmann and ...

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Pet Pals still there for furry friends

More than 200 animals have found sanctuary at the Pet Pals shelter, and founder Sue Kriel has dedicated the last nine ...

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Nhlanhla Mosele determined to help the youth realise their potential

Frustrated with the lack of support for youngsters in his community, Nhlanhla Mosele, 37, started his non profit ...

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