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01 October 2012 at 21:40 - Posted by Anonymous

SA man on Top 10 CNN Heroes list


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Thulani Madondo (Brett Steele, Beeld)

Johannesburg - A man from Soweto has made it into the final 10 nominations for CNN's Hero of the Year award.

Thulani Madondo, 30, could not believe it when he heard that an American professor who had been visiting South Africa had nominated him for the award, reported Beeld.

He said he couldn’t remember the professor’s name. 

Madondo is the chairperson of the Kliptown Youth Programme (KYP), which provides food, after-school care and educational help to 400 children, and has also helped 18 youths get tertiary education.

He is one of 45 000 nominees from more than 100 countries.

Each of the Top 10 nominees gets $50 000 (about R412 000) for their organisation and the winner gets $250 000 (about R2m).

An inspiring video about Madondo will appear on CNN’s website on Monday. 

You can vote for him by going to www.CNNheroes.com and clicking on his name.

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