Covid-19 Heroes Editor’s Choice

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Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Angela Hartwig, 34

Angela Hartwig, 34

Medical doctor

During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Angela Hartwig was the only doctor on duty at Adelaide Hospital in the Eastern Cape. Though pregnant, she continued to treat patients and assist nurses — giving direction from afar, even after she tested positive for...

Rosie Goddard | mg.co.za
Nomhle Ngwenya, 23

Nomhle Ngwenya, 23

PhD candidate
University of Witwatersrand

Nomhle Ngwenya, a PhD candidate at the University of Witwatersrand, already knows how she wants to change the world. Since the start of Covid-19, she’s become interested in the negative economic effect of the pandemic on African countries. Since the start of Covid-19,...

Rosie Goddard | mg.co.za
Ahren Posthumus, 24

Ahren Posthumus, 24

Cyber security specialist and co-founder of tech start-ups
Lockdown Bozza, Jobmatcher

At just 24, Ahren Posthumus is the co-founder of two tech platforms changing millions of lives. Posthumus co-founded Jobmatcher, an app that matches jobseekers with ad-hoc work. His Lockdown Bozza app, which breaks down what you can and can’t do during the lockdown by...

Shaazia Ebrahim | mg.co.za
Ndlovu Youth Choir

The Ndlovu Youth Choir delighted and united millions of South Africans and made the country proud when they did so well on the TV show America’s Got Talent. They’d already won countless fans with their isiZulu version of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, accompanied by...

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Petri Redelinghuys, 35

Petri Redelinghuys, 35

Founder
Say Siyabonga & Herenya Capital Advisors

Seeing things work motivates Petri Redelinghuys, founder of the local business platform Say Siyabonga. It was created to save local businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic by buying and selling vouchers for goods and services from them. Say Siyabonga is morphing into...

Shaazia Ebrahim | mg.co.za
Vukosi Marivate, 34

Vukosi Marivate, 34

Data scientist

Covid-19 facts and figures have become a global preoccupation as the virus turns lives upside down. Finding reliable local statistics was difficult, so Dr Vukosi Marivate created a detailed database collating Covid-19 data and analysing it in dozens of useful ways....

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Edwin Leballo, 32

Edwin Leballo, 32

Founder / Deputy Chairman
Professional Association of Clinical Associates of South Africa (PACASA)

Edwin Leballo is the founder of the Professional Association of Clinical Associates of South Africa (PACASA), a formal representative body for members of this relatively new and incredibly important profession. Clinical associates are a uniquely South African facet of...

James Nash | mg.co.za
Dr Lionel de Gouveia, 32

Dr Lionel de Gouveia, 32

Medical doctor

The staff of the small, rural Manguzi Hospital near Kosi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has become skilled in caring for Covid-19 patients, thanks to dedicated professionals such as Dr Lionel de Gouveia. It received its first case of the virus in March, when De Gouveia was...

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za