Sponsors of Brave:
The Next Generation

A partnership between
News24 & Adcock Ingram OTC

Proudly supporting our
future healthcare professionals

Calling the next generation of brave - all aspiring, current and recently graduated healthcare students. We want to thank you for tirelessly volunteering during Covid-19 and give you hope for your future after this pandemic.

It takes compassion, courage and unwavering bravery to step into a career in healthcare during the height of a pandemic and the plight of Covid-19. Yet, countless young healthcare professionals raised their hands to volunteer in the fight against the coronavirus this year.

Join News24 and Adcock Ingram OTC in uplifting the future Pharmacists and healthcare professionals of South Africa.

Voting closed at midnight on December 11th.

Featured nominees won an impactful mentorship with a healthcare professional in their chosen field and now stand a chance to win even more with one of two R25 000 scholarships to be awarded.

For submitting a nomination, nominators are also in line to win one of 10 x R5,000 weekly prizes.

We thank all of the aspiring, current healthcare students and young professionals completing their community service year who were nominated in this competition as well as the family members and peers who nominated them.

The featured Mentors of the winners are also in the running to win an all-expenses-paid trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice and the opportunity to pay-it-forward by donating R25 000 to a registered NPO charity of their choice.

Meet the Brave winners

Selected from hundreds of nominations made by readers all over South Africa, 10 incredible nominee stories were selected, paired up with impactful mentors, and featured on Sponsors of Brave: The Next Generation.

Find out who your winners are here.


The 2020 calendar thus far could read as January, February, March, LOCKDOWN. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic schools, universities and businesses have had to close during the various stages of lockdown. Significant changes to our daily living has been experienced which has resulted in the dampening of the spirit of many South African residents. In light of this, and to work towards restoring belief and hope, it is Adcock Ingram OTC’s ambition to encourage the budding HealthCare Professionals (HCPs) of South Africa, to continue to make a difference in the world and to recognise many of these individuals for their selfless sacrifice during the surge of the coronavirus infection. The HCP fraternity including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, and other allied specialities. To promote career development in the healthcare sector, Adcock Ingram OTC is creating a platform for healthcare students and recently qualified healthcare graduates / community service incumbents to realise their dream of serving our beloved Country. Adcock Ingram OTC has embarked on a journey to aid these students financially in their studies and to provide them with impactful mentorship from academic, professional and industry leaders. This campaign will allow future healthcare professionals to nominate themselves or be nominated by peers and other South African residents for a life-changing opportunity under the banner of bravery. Additionally, their mentors could also stand a chance to receive continued professional development by attending an overseas congress of their choice. This campaign is not just about these fearless young people and their mentors, but a call to action to all South African residents to recognise, celebrate and empower the “NEXT GENRATION OF BRAVE” HCPs in our society by nominating them for this worthy prize..