At DHL Lifesaving South Africa we’re on a mission to celebrate the heroes among us! Join us as we recognize the everyday heroes within the lifesaving community and honour their exceptional contribution and efforts to go beyond the call of duty.

12 inspiring lifesaving stories will be chosen and featured on Lifesaving South Africa’s social media channels and website.

These heroes will enter the running for the annual DHL Lifesaving Heroes Among Us award, which will be presented by DHL at the DHL Lifesaving Annual awards ceremony.

Each DHL Lifesaving Hero will receive a special gift from DHL as a token of appreciation for their contribution to lifesaving and the community.

Although spotting everyday heroes shouldn’t be tough, these questions can guide you:

  • Community Impact: Has the nominee gone beyond their call of duty, using their lifesaving skills to make a significant difference in their community?
  • Exceptional Rescue Efforts: Has the nominee demonstrated bravery by saving lives under challenging conditions?


Terms & Conditions

To be considered for nomination heroic acts and inspiring stories need to have taken place on or after 1 January 2024.

“Heroes Among Us” Campaign Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to the “Heroes Among Us” campaign, hosted on Lifesaving South Africa’s social media channels and website and shared on DHL’s social media channels.

  1. Participation in the campaign is open to any member of Lifesaving South Africa, living in South Africa.
  2. Nominations will only be accepted for acts of heroism and inspiring stories that have taken place from 1 January 2024. Acts of heroism that occurred before this date will not be considered.
  3. Nominations can be made at any time during the campaign and are not confined to a specific month. The selection and announcement of the DHL Lifesaving Heroes may not always align with the month of their nomination and can be used at any time during the campaign.
  4. The selection of the featured heroes is subject to the decision of an independent judging panel from Treble Group, Lifesaving South Africa and DHL. Their decision is final, and no negotiation will be entered into after the fact.
  5. Participants enter or take part in the campaign at their own risk. DHL and Lifesaving South Africa accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, or harm suffered as a result of participation in the “Heroes Among Us” campaign.
  6. On acceptance of their recognition, featured heroes grant permission to DHL and Lifesaving South Africa to use their name and/or image for publicity purposes, whether broadcast or published, royalty free.
  7. Each nominee is entitled to win only one prize in a period of twelve calendar months, starting from January 2024. DHL and Lifesaving South Africa reserve the right not to award a prize if the nominee has been featured or won a prize within the twelve-month “window period”.
  8. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or any other prize, nor are they transferable.
  9. DHL and Lifesaving South Africa reserve the right to terminate any promotion and/or the campaign immediately and without notice. In the event of such termination, all participants agree to waive any rights that they may have in terms of the promotion and/or the campaign, and acknowledge that they will have no recourse against DHL, Lifesaving South Africa, its agents, or promoter.