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Despite challenges Hilda Ncaza lives her dream of caring for poor rural children

Though there were not sufficient finances for Hilda Ncaza to study to become a teacher, she possessed enough spirit to start a crèche with no money at all. In 1994, the ...

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Baseball club offers Mdantsane kids an alternative to streets ...

The Mdantsane Eagles baseball club has kept many a Mdantsane child off the streets since it was established in 2013.

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No child will go hungry when Nomise is around

Kenton On Sea resident Nomise Hani has  fed and empowered  children in her community since 1998 — an incredible feat if you consider that she has ...

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‘Just a little love’ from Egoli good Samaritan

“You can’t just sit back, you have to do something.” So says kind-hearted Egoli resident and founder of the Net ’n Bietjie Liefde soup kitchen, Bernadine Norton
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Mother of four shares what little she has with ...

Leonore du Plessis uses the little she has to feed 100 children and adults every week. The East Bank resident, 41, started her feeding scheme in Second Creek this year
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A doctor who heals more than bodies

Medical front-line practitioner Dr Khokhela Mba goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure people are healthy

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Lowering the cries of the hungry

"We are all people and your suffering is my suffering.” This is how principal leader of the Griqua Royal Council in ...

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Big-hearted nurse ‘called’ to take care of others

Spending the better part of the past decade tending to all her patients with love, support and extra care, Duncan ...

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Advice office worker empowers the vulnerable all around her

Noluthando Gwelani's motivation is clear: working for the Mqanduli community advice office has given her the power to ...

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Clinic pioneer won’t stop till there’s a hospital

A professional nurse who founded a clinic has made it her mission to help a community devastated by teenage ...

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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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Retired East London nurse can’t stop lifelong habit of helping others

Retired nurse Ethel Qwesha, 80, has been mentoring community health workers for 12 years

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Dance guru shares skills with youngsters

An award-winning dancer and choreographer has spent many years sharing his skills with budding young dancers in East ...

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Breath of Life shelter runs on the power of love

Recently celebrating her third year as  house mother and co-ordinator at Breath of Life, Michelle Rielly is a woman ...

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Paramedic couple stares virus in the face daily

Spending most days in an ambulance or at the office, and almost always on call, local paramedic couple Tayla Harvey and ...

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Single mum doctor spearheads mobile testing teams

Nozipho Jaxa has been devoted to her job for as long as she can remember. The doctor and single mother of two has ...

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Lawyer starts NPO to help other widows

Having to process her husband’s death and comfort five children, two their own, while fending off his family’s abuse ...

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Daily Dispatch, Johnson & Johnson partner with Local Hero for Mandela Day

In honour of Mandela Day, the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson have partnered with 2019 local hero finalist John ...

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NPO offers a clean slate to ex-offenders

Aiming to rehabilitate, empower and equip those who have been excluded from society, Clean Slate founder Brian Francis ...

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Happy Routes club a swimming success

Zwelitsha resident Bongolethu Mduba has always cared for others, even as a young man.   The 38-year-old is the founder ...

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