The person who owns #MyHeart is my grandmother

For the month of February, IOL is inviting our readers to tell us who they love and why to stand a chance of winning amazing prizes in our #MyHeart competition.

Our next winner is Jenni-Lee Hoorzuk, who submitted the following entry.

The person who owns my heart is my grandmother. 

She retired 5 years ago and used her pension to help me further my education. She is the nicest. Most heartwarming person I know. She always has a smile on her face regardless of all the health issues she’s going through right now and is always generous with everyone and everything she has. 

I’ve never visited a house like hers. When I walk in I just feel the love, all my friends that have visited her say the same thing and sometimes they even visit her when I’m not even with them because everyone can’t help but just love her. 

She always has a pot of food on the stove and the kettle on to provide anyone that walks in with a full plate and a conversation over biscuits. 

Whenever I have a break from varsity or work, the first thing I do is book a trip home to see her because I have withdrawals when I haven’t seen her in a while honestly. I doubt I’d ever be able to love anyone else in the world the way I love her. 

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How to enter:

Tell us who you love and why. The IOL team is passionate about news for the heart of South Africa and we want to hear about who holds your heart. Whether it’s the love of your life, your BFF, 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.

If you are our pick for the best story of the day, you will win one of our amazing prizes and be entered into the grand prize draw.

So send an email to telling us your #MyHeart story.

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

Or download our app on Android or IOS and use our MOJO feature to send us your entry.

TIP: The more words the better, and if you have pics and videos, you can send that too. 

The competition runs from February 1 to 28.

Winners will be notified by March 1.

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.

Your privacy is important to us. When you enter a competition with us, we ask for your name, email address and mobile number. We use email addresses to notify winners to let them know they have won a prize. We use the mobile numbers provided in order to contact the winner and for prize delivery.

The competition is 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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