Local Heroes

Local Heroes

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 thanks to the founder of Ubuhle Bezwe (beauty of the ...

Local Heroes

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 of East London’s communities.

Local Heroes

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 warning pupils in more than 80 ...

Local Heroes

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 a community developer. As chairwoman of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business in Komani, Bartis, 40, when not at her office, spends ...
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Robus’s mission is to keep child care centre ...

For three years, Larnè Robus has been on a mission to keep the doors of the East London Child and Youth Care Centre open by raising R70000 each month. Robus, 29, started fundraising for the centre in June 2015 – just three months after joining it. ...
Local Heroes

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 ...

Local Heroes

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, ...

Local Heroes

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 ...

Local Heroes

Bishop’s heart is to uplift poor

From helping more than 400 graduates receive tertiary funding to helping with internship placements and free premarital ...

Local Heroes

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 ...

Local Heroes

Video: Stripping for good cause

Stripping is alive and well among the ladies of Kennersley Park old age home in Beacon Bay.more A group of woman known ...

Local Heroes

Mom expands care centre

Giving a hand in a community where children were raised in the absence of their parents inspired Noxolo Ndzimela to ...

Local Heroes

LOCAL HEROES: Couple gives back to community

A compassionate couple who adopted a community at a dumpsite as their family in Stoney Drift near Amalinda have been ...

Local Heroes

Schoolboy raises funds to feed other kids

Celebrating his birthday by giving back to others less fortunate is something young Brad Blom plans to do every year to ...

Local Heroes

Loving care for babies in need

One hundred abandoned Buffalo City Metro babies have found care and love in a suburban home.more Breath of Life, a ...

Opinion

‘Heroes’ show the way

It is very inspiring to read about the “local heroes” in and around East London who have sacrificed much to assist ...

Local Heroes

Fuelling dreams of young minds

OPENING the doors of education for disadvantaged children of Fort White community outside Alice fits in with ...

Local Heroes

Lack of resources no barrier for teacher

Fikiswa Siko from Willowvale has been hailed a local hero in her community for running a daycare centre for ...

Local Heroes

Local heroes on red carpet

The Daily Dispatch in partnership with Johnson & Johnson rolled out the red carpet for 12 local heroes at a glitzy gala ...

Local Heroes

Driving field of dreams

Fort Beaufort-born Khaya Baartman is a man on a mission.more He has since 2014 started a sporting programme in his ...

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