Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Lwazi has a ball pitching in for Mdantsane community

Baseball coach Lwazi Mlondolozi’s unique baseball intitiative is proving a catch in the streets of Mdantsane.

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Zitha spreads love through sport and Bible

An East London man is doing his bit to reduce the number of young people roaming the streets of Nompumelelo and Beacon Bay through sport training and ...

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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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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, Sakha Isizwe Sangomso (we are building tomorrow’s nation) at Scenery Park Community Hall with over 400 people in attendance. The goal ...
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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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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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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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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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Saving animals a life’s calling for resilient EL Pet Pals founder, Kriel

An abundance of love, a warm bed, tasty treats and a much happier second chance.

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Gompo hails their community worker

Phiwe Ngcengi has always aspired to changing his community from being filled with crime and filth to a place everyone ...

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Time to nominate your Local Heroes

The time to shine the spotlight on those doing good deeds for their communities has come once again.

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Double delight for one of our heroes

While the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes Awards ceremony saw 12 selfless people each get recognition ...

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Inspiring change while being themselves

Debbie Kleinenberg: CHOC She has offered psychosocial and emotional support, transport, meals and accommodation to ...

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Local Heroes finalists honoured, showcased at glam ceremony

Twelve ordinary people, who have done extraordinary things, were honoured at the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson ...

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