Local Heroes

Local Heroes

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 ...

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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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Nisha’s on a mission to help others

Making lemonade out of the lemons of life is a motto East London local Nisha Varghese embraces.   Making lemonade out of the lemons of life is ...

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Local Heroes finalists honoured in glamorous — ...

The much-anticipated Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards ceremony took place in a very different setting in 2021, but the event was still one to remember. For the first time, the annual awards ceremony was held virtually on ...
Politics

George threatens action over handling of Bhanga ...

Nelson Mandela Bay acting city manager Mandla George has launched an investigation into how the motion of no confidence in mayor Nqaba Bhanga landed in his agenda without his knowledge.
News

WATCH | Local Heroes awards ceremony honours finalists and 80-year-old frontline recipient

The much-anticipated Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards ceremony finally took place on Thursday ...

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Local Heroes judges’ jobs not easy as all nominees are winners

Every year more than 40 people who go above and beyond for their communities are nominated for the annual Daily ...

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Local Heroes Awards ceremony goes online

In postponing the annual Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards ceremony to February this year, it ...

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Local Heroes awards function postponed to February

Every October, the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards gala ceremony is a highlight for nominees, ...

Local Heroes

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 ...

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Baseball club offers Mdantsane kids an alternative to streets and drugs

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 ...

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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 ...

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Mother of four shares what little she has with needy neighbours

Leonore du Plessis uses the little she has to feed 100 children and adults every week. The East Bank resident, 41, ...

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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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