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News24 launches The Sponsors of Brave campaign in partnership with Adcock Ingram OTC and gives you a chance to win R5 000!

News24 in partnership with Adcock Ingram OTC is spearheading a campaign looking for the ordinary South African healthcare providers including  pharmacists, nurses and doctors doing extraordinary work in their communities. The campaign aims to celebrate these unsung heroes of brave, professionals who walk the extra mile attending to the medical and healthcare needs in their communities making a real impact.

The Sponsors of Brave is calling on all South Africans to nominate their local pharmacists, nurses or doctors so that their stories can be told. News24 readers are encouraged to go to to submit their nomination and to stand a chance to win R5,000. The Sponsors of Brave campaign will feature 12 phenomenal stories on the heroes of healthcare. Guest judges for the campaign include Health24 Editor Bevan Lakay, Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts, Expresso presenter Jeannie D and Managing Editor for’s Brand Studio, Andrea Firth. One primary healthcare worker will win an educational grant to attend an international medical conference, as well as R25,000 towards their chosen charity.

“At a time when South Africans are yearning for stories on real people making a real difference in their communities, this is the perfect platform to inspire and celebrate these unsung heroes” says Bevan Lakay, Editor of Health24.

“If bravery was a sport, South Africans have an opportunity of being World Champions through the vast number of primary healthcare workers in this country making a real difference. This campaign provides a platform to honour these brave heroes”, says Sudier Ramparsad, MD of Adcock Ingram OTC Division.

 Andrea Firth, Managing Editor of Brand Studio at adds “We are extremely excited about this campaign, as South Africa’s leading digital news brand we have the opportunity and the reach to share these often untold stories of extraordinary kindness”.

 For more information on how to nominate your local community pharmacist, nurse or healthcare worker go to

Adcock Ingram OTC (over the counter medicines) is a leading and proudly South African healthcare company providing quality products to improve the health and lives of the communities they serve.

Hustler Of The Week: Senzokuhle Vumase

I am Senzokuhle Themba Vumase from Manguzi far North, where I have completed my matric from In 2003I, came in Durban 2004 to further my studies at Dut in office administration which was funded by umAfrica project specialists after I started hustling. I am a professional photographer which I have obtained at CREATIVE ARTS COLLEGE also a professional Audio mixer and lighting aspect obtained in audio-sure training & support solutions.

Senzokuhle businesses are as follows.
1. KUHLE  HOUSE ELEMENTS  is more in mobile sound system for hire special on weddings, parties and any other occasions.

2. KUHLEVPICTURES specializes in professional photography for weddings, events and outdoor professional photoshoots.

3. KUHLEVACCO which deals with students accommodation who does not have institutions residences.

Things Moving Out Of Home Has Taught Me

Most of my friends know how much I have been wanting to move out of home for YEARS – but I guess I’ve just been too scared to finally face adulthood. I feared staying without my mom, my siblings and basically being at home. Of course there were times when I would want to be on my own, and times when our fights with my siblings would be too heated – whenever I thought of moving out, I would get this fear that I never thought I would overcome. I turned 24 in January, this was the perfect time to find my own space… though it wasn’t easy to do, I knew I didn’t want to turn 25 living under my mom’s roof. On the 6th of June I made the greatest decision of my life, I packed my bags and moved to my own place.

This blog post is about the lessons I have learned since I moved out of my mom’s home.

Food is expensive

I remember back at home my mom would always say this but I would just ignore her, I would have friends come over on weekends and we’d eat, and eat and eat. Now that I am living on my own and I have to buy my own groceries, I always think twice before inviting a friend over, this may sound funny but DAMN food is expensive and doing groceries is not one of the enjoyable things to do – it is TERRIBLE.

Not everyone is happy to see you grow

I have people checking on me and asking ‘don’t you miss home?’ – of course I miss home, but that’s none of your business. I actually have some ‘friends’ who would comment about how I won’t manage even six months because I can’t do anything, those same people talking are the same ones who still ask their parents for cosmetics cash etc (mind you, most of them are my age and some are actually older). Even if I don’t make it to 6 months staying on my own, what is it to you? At least I had the courage of doing what you are not willing to do.

Nothing is for MAHHALA

Now that I am living on my own you are aware that I have to pay rent and buy groceries right? Well, those are not the only things that one needs to start budgeting for when they’ve moved out of home, if you’re a lazy somebody like me, and can’t afford a washing machine just yet, you gotta find yourself a laundry lady – this I realised this other morning when I saw that I’ve ran out of clothes and learned that I can’t do my own laundry. I had to find an affordable & reliable lady to do my laundry monthly, and of course, that’s more money out of my pocket.

I hope this blog posts did not make any of you who are planning to move out of home change your minds. My next blog post will be on the good and fabulous things of owning your space.

Share The Love And WIN R1000 Voucher From Mr Price

Hey Fashion friends! Mr Price is all about sharing the love this month. They are giving you the opportunity to WIN a R1000 fashion voucher for you and your bestie!

We all know how cool it is to go shopping with your friends, right? Well that’s why MRP are running this awesome comp. To enter, all you have to do is CLICK HERE.

What are you waiting for? Enter now and share the competition details with your loved ones so they can enter! Who knows, maybe you and that special someone or friend could be the lucky pair.

Get those entries rolling


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