Pretty Kganyane and her brother Samuel at her graduation.
Pretty Kganyane and her brother Samuel at her graduation.

'My brother hustles from 2am every day to put food on the table for his 4 siblings'

By Staff reporter Time of article published Feb 27, 2020

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This February, IOL is spreading the love with our  #MyHeart  competition where we are asking readers to send a shout out to their loved ones to stand a chance of winning some amazing prizes.

Whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your dog, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we want to know why you appreciate them so much.

Here's one of our winning entries from Pretty Kganyane, who has won 

a voucher from  Core Merino.

This letter is decided to my one and only brother Samuel, i appreciate him alot and love him dearly. 

My brother is a hustler, ever since Mama passed away in 2014 he has been the only one who puts food on the table and take care of me and my 3 siblings. 

He wakes up at 2am every morning to cook some pap, skopo and mogodu which he sells in our backyard garage to the local community.

Samuel hardly rests, he's always positive and works hard to make ends meet for all of us. I appreciate him for all the love and support he has given us and sacrificing alot for us, we have never gone to bed without a meal. I love him and appreciate him, may the Almighty bless him abundantly.

Warm Regards

Pretty Kganyane 

How to enter IOL's #MyHeart competition:

Send an email to [email protected] with a shout out to a very special someone in your life (minimum 150 words). Or send us a message or a video via Whatsapp to 0745573535.

You can also DM us on  Facebook or  Twitter, or tag us on  Instagram.

Winners of this prize will be notified by March 6.

Winners will be notified by email or phone, so please send us your contact details with your entry.

Competition Rules:

- Selected story entries, pictures and videos will be published on and our social media pages. 


The winners' names will be published on our website and social media pages.


Competitions are only open to people residing in South Africa.


Employees of Independent Media, the sponsors & their agents, or any company associated with the competition & their immediate families are not eligible to enter. 


Prizes are not redeemable for cash. 


The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 


Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. 


The entrant accepts that entry to the competition does not constitute a contract or any form of legal commitment between the entrant and IOL.

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