Local Heroes

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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 back and feeding an East London community through a ...

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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 empowered East London businesswoman ...

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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 youth-owned, non-profit organisation to mould youngsters into future cricketers, soccer stars, athletes and netball players.
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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 finally landing a job, an East London woman has been feeding those less fortunate in her community for a year.
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‘Furry Godmother’ cares for neglected animals

After finding an emaciated female dog entangled in barbed wire near the entrance to Nompumelelo almost 11 years ago, ...

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Changing lives with a song and a dance

A Nxharuni woman who began traditional singing and dance classes in Johannesburg as a way to entertain children as an ...

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Dixon pitches in to help develop young soccer stars

Having played in and coached a number of South African professional soccer teams during his illustrious career, it only ...

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Lwazi has a ball pitching in for Mdantsane community

Baseball coach Lwazi Mlondolozi’s unique baseball intitiative is proving a catch in the streets of Mdantsane.

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Zitha spreads love through sport and Bible

An East London man is doing his bit to reduce the number of young people roaming the streets of Nompumelelo and Beacon ...

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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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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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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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Good Samaritan goes the extra mile to help children

Fifty or more children in NU15 in Mdantsane are being equipped with life skills and have improved their reading – all ...

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