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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 communities. Art psychotherapist Merran ...

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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 suffering children in East London.

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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 the Pink Fairy, decided to spice things up and do his next Comrades in aid of the Pink Drive initiative. He did this by wearing pink ...
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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 – patrolled at night along the poor streets of Pefferville, trying to lower its high crime rate.
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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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Community developer steps up to the plate

Seeing the hope in people’s eyes when they realise help is on the horizon is what drives Adre Bartis in her mission as ...

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Robus’s mission is to keep child care centre running

For three years, Larnè Robus has been on a mission to keep the doors of the East London Child and Youth Care Centre ...

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Women tackle quest for charity

Wild Women on The Run (WWOTR) have managed to raise over R200000 – their largest amount to date – for their chosen ...

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Hope Alive aims to improve the lives of the Ducats community

When Pastor Mfundo Gwarube realised how desperate the need was for improving living conditions in the Ducats community, ...

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Crocheter’s handiwork and heart a true blessing

East Londoner Sonja Schoeman has turned her passion for crocheting into a means of helping others by selling her ...

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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 ...

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