South African Heroes

South African Heroes is an initiative created by eMedia Holdings to profile individuals who go the extra mile to contribute to their communities. We believe that an important part of developing a South African identity, pride and patriotism is ensuring that all South Africans have faith in their fellow men and women, whether they work in public institutions or serve the greater good through their own personal and financial sacrifices. We are on a mission to find the inspiring unsung heroes of our nation and honor them by filming and sharing their stories daily on our and eNCA television channels.

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Meet our latest South African Heroes

  • The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) was founded in 2013 to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve by Craig Spencer, the Managing Director of Transfrontier Africa and Warden of Balule Nature Reserve. Starting with a team of 6 women in the beginning and one year later expanding to cover the entire Balule Nature Reserve. All of the women that have been selected and joined the Black Mamba APU have a huge passion for wildlife, they are there to do their part to protect their natural heritage and want their children and children’s, children to enjoy nature as they are so fortunate to do so today.

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  • Wendell Petersen is the owner of Hustle Dog Food Truck, a full time business that he uses to give back to the less fortunate, hungry and homeless people around Cape Town. He started it 3 years ago with his wife Bryony and together they run the project at their own expense. Among other philanthropic projects, once a month Wendell visits 200 kids living in poverty in Belhar. He makes a big pot of food for the kids and collaborates with hip hop artists to inspire, entertain and motivate them.


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