Editors’ Choice of Covid-19 Frontliners

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Blake Pittaway, 20

Blake Pittaway, 20

Founder and chairperson
Project18

With an aim to combat the abuse and neglect of animals around South Africa, Blake Pittaway started Project18 for his 18th birthday (instead of having a party or receiving presents), and continues to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. Project18 is a...

Shai Rama | mg.co.za
Lebohang Leuta, 30

Lebohang Leuta, 30

Founder/chief executive
Atlehang Foundation

Lebohang Leuta is the founder of Atlehang Foundation, a non-profit organisation that raises awareness about rare medical conditions, and supports parents raising children with special needs and disabilities in Soweto. It was inspired by Leuta’s experience raising her...

James Nash | mg.co.za
Jonathan Moustakis, 29

Jonathan Moustakis, 29

Medical doctor
Johannesburg District Health, Gauteng Department of Health

Jonathan Moustakis started working at Lenasia Community Health Centre a week before South Africa’s first Covid-19 case was reported. Suddenly, Covid-19 policies had to be implemented urgently, and he had the privilege of launching the facility’s Covid-19 task team. He...

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Eurika Mogane, 30

Eurika Mogane, 30

Healthcare professional
Nelspruit Integrative Medical Centre & Spa

From humble beginnings as an office cleaner to several years of varied medical science and psychology studies, the multidimensional Eurika Mogane is now focused on patient care and functional medicine at the Nelspruit Integrative Medical Centre & Spa. There she...

Zia Haffejee | mg.co.za
Keegan Naidoo, 32

Keegan Naidoo, 32

Fashion design lecturer
Vega School: Durban campus

Currently in his final year of a master’s in applied arts degree, Keegan Naidoo began his academic career at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) with a diploma in fashion and textiles, and followed it up with a bachelor’s in technology specialising in fashion....

Mosibudi Ratlebjane | mg.co.za