Local Heroes

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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 substance abuse. But like a rose among thorns, he grew up to ...

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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 their families for more than a ...

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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 few months to help build 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 premarital education, Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali is doing his bit to reduce the unemployment rate. Scores of young people across the Eastern ...
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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 stomachs thanks to a new non-profit organisation run by a group of women which has set up a soup kitchen. To close Women’s Month ...
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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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Aid brings ripples of change

Philani Day Care Centre founder Pamela Mkohlwa is passionate about early childhood development and through the help of ...

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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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Pringle puts his trust in feeding the hungry

Every day for almost three years now, Cedric Pringle has been feeding thousands of unemployed and poor people in some ...

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Ex-convict’s anti-crime crusade inspires youth

Solomon Mletyana, who served 28 years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder, has criss-crossed the country ...

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