Doctor Hugo Tempelman found his calling in the Moutse Valley area of Limpopo almost 30 years ago. After seeing the need for proper healthcare in the area, he and his wife, Liesje, decided to open a clinic, and in 1994 they mortgaged their own home to fund the build.
What started as a small health clinic, Ndlovu Medical Centre, has since expanded into a Non-Profit-Organisation, the Ndlovu Care Group that address healthcare, child and youth needs, WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene), infrastructure support and research for improved community development.
One of the most well-known initiatives to date is the Ndlovu Youth Choir. Started as a sanctuary and healing programme for vulnerable children in the area, the vocal powerhouse group achieved international fame at the 2019 America's Got Talent competition.
Templeman is known by his community as a generous and compassionate pillar of hope and strength. He has been given a Zulu name 'Hlanganani' by the people of Moutse, which means “he who brings people together”. Templeman views this is a great honour because he believes that’s what he has been trying to do for the past 30 years.
The registered NPO Hugo Tempelman is nominating is:
"Ndlovu Care Group".
Thank you for nominating the pharmacists and healthcare professionals in your communities making a real difference and impact. We were honoured to feature and share 12 of these nominees incredible stories.
Nominations and votes are now closed. Winners will be announced on 6 July 2020 right here on Sponsors of Brave.
These winners will walk away with an all-expenses-paid trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice, as well as the opportunity to pay-it-forward by donating R25 000 to a registered NPO charity of their choice.