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SA Heroes
  The Covid-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge, world-wide in living memory.  Childline Gauteng has been privileged to serve vulnerable communities in all our programmes throughout the past financial year: – The Help Line answered 246 231 calls; – 7 133 counselling services were provided to 1 657 children and families; – 81 children...
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Surviving the deadly bite of a black mamba… escaping the crushing jaws of a Nile crocodile…hunting for killer lions in the African bush…and now raising R750 000 in 42 days for conservation – there’s no challenge Dingo Dinkelman is afraid to take on!   This conservationist is establishing ‘Dingo’s Animal Kingdom’, a safe haven in...
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A troublesome horse called Emma was the catalyst which turned a high school pupil from Cape Town into an entrepreneur who started three successful businesses by her 22nd birthday.  One of these businesses has changed the way race and show jumping horses around the world are treated and maintained. The second is well on its...
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Beatrice Moteoli is the first university graduate in her family and a proud alumna of Mancosa College where she obtained a B.Com in Supply Chain Management.   Working part-time and spending many long nights to keep on top of her studies, Beatrice graduated in 2018.    All her hard work and dedication paid off in 2020...
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A mother brought her eight year old daughter to Childline for advice. The young girl’s father, a police officer had passed on and had listed the daughter as one of the beneficiaries of his pension fund. They confirmed they were struggling to gain access to these funds and were battling financially without the father who...
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Early Childhood Development [ECD] in South Africa is predominantly a woman-dominated sector that is significantly under-resourced and under-capacitated. Barely receiving a minimum wage, they are responsible for providing ECD services in South African communities where [i]63% of young children live in poverty. Despite the hardship they face, these resilient, unsung Heroes continue to provide a...
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From subsistence farmer to wholesale supplier – how one Hazyview farmer turned his life around to supply the Shoprite Group     Elias Pangane began farming mielies purely to feed his family – but he’s managed to turn a humble backyard operation into a fully fledged business that now supplies Africa’s largest retail group.  ...
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Dusi Canoe Marathon stars Loveday Zondi and Siseko Ntondini from Soweto celebrated Freedom Day with a historic paddle around Robben Island on Tuesday. Zondi and Siseko Ntondini were joined by Simnikiwe Ntondini and ADreach founder, Brad Fisher, in a celebratory surfski race around the historic island, in honour of one of the greatest icons and...
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On Freedom Day, the 27th of April 2021, South Africans will celebrate 27 years of democracy. Inspired by the significance this day holds, Kola Cohen, a 19-year-old from Hout Bay, will be paddling 27km to provide 27,000 meals for vulnerable Capetonians.   Paddling on a prone board, Kola will be participating in the Freedom Paddle, an...
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How a local mushroom farmer went from small-scale operation to employing 175 people, and supplying hundreds of stores around Gauteng   An entrepreneur has taken his Magaliesberg mushroom farm from a pipe dream to a burgeoning business that now employs 175 people, and supplies hundreds of stores with high quality local produce. The business, called...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'