Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Lali's passion for isiXhosa inspires a new generation in BCM

Hosting reading sessions for young children since 2017 is just one aspect of King William's Town-born radio presenter Lali Tokwe's passion for teaching children to read and ...

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Siziwe turned retrenchment into the best thing that happened in ...

As a factory supervisor in Dimbaza, Siziwe Magobiyane had no idea she had the ability to improve her community, but when the factory closed down and ...

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Couple's foundation helps uplift their Mzamomhle community

Mavuyevelile and Amandla Solani have made it their mission to uplift their community. They started the Why Am I here Foundation after two children ...

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Young at heart retiree still making a difference

From a Mdantsane woman with a start-up business to a Stoneydrift creche in need and a feeding scheme in Pefferville, East London retiree, Klaus Rodemann, ensures that no-one is left behind.
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Doing it for Downs

Up before sunrise and managing at least two training sessions every day, East London local Chad Wakeford plans to complete the Ironman South African Tour Series this year. And he's doing it all for Downs. The sales consultant decided to take on ...
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Thousands benefit from Keep a Girl in School NPO

After being approached by a young girl who had started her first menstrual cycle but had no money to buy sanitary ...

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Search is on for the Local Heroes of 2020

Entries for the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes campaign have officially opened and, now in its sixth ...

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Countdown to Local Heroes finalists

The Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards event is finally here! After a rigorous judging process, ...

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12 Local Hero finalists set to be honoured at special ceremony

 The time has arrived to celebrate our local heroes. A gala dinner will be held at the East London ICC on October ...

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Going extra mile to ensure best health for her patients

Zanyiwe Ndlazi-Jason has been a dedicated nurse at the Duncan Village Day Clinic for the last 10 years, but her passion ...

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Young philanthropist eyes pageants

When Amahle Qomfo was nine, she started helping people less fortunate than herself in Mdantsane.

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A cat-alyst for Furever change

Animal-loving duo Amy Long and Amber Wiggill have made it their mission to rescue as many cats as possible.

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‘Mother Teresa of Etipini’ began her work at age of 12

Noluyolo Zintle Mehlomakhulu, dubbed the “Mother Teresa of Etipini”, was just a 12-year-old girl when she first noticed ...

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Providing sustenance for the body and soul

For almost a year, a Mthatha-born philanthropist has been doing her bit by feeding the poor and underprivileged and ...

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Mentor who goes extra mile to empower youth

King William’s Town resident, Tabisa Mrwebi, 34, has been empowering young high school girls and women in her community ...

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Choc volunteer didn’t let odds end his dream to help

While Mbulelo Plaatjie’s childhood dream to work as a paediatrician for Doctors Without Borders did not become a ...

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Trio on an upskilling mission

Three Eastern Cape women are on a mission to support struggling pupils to reach their potential.

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All about welfare of animals

Avid animal rescuer and dog lover Michelle Henning recently opened an animal welfare charity shop, selling secondhand ...

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Adré keeps everyone in the loop

Adré Bartis is known for always going the extra mile.

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An angel for those in peril on the sea

Geoff McGregor, who has rescued countless lives out at sea, has served as a volunteer crew member for the National Sea ...

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