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Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.
Connie V has written 266 posts for Afrique Beat

Good old acts

took time to hateloving easilybook promo’ fatewriting daily speak out the muteshouting quitelylook south for foodthe craving hungry smoke some you shouldthese words art cigarshome streets are rudeteaching one kindness there now and inhaling itfriendly gas ton to the ozoneshare then with one mateanyone considered your own let someone promotegood old acts for a changelest … Continue reading

Falsehood

from the mother continentvictims overshadowedto the ones now troubledvulnerable globe at hand sour sorrow makessweet sense nowpast tears our gainrain from above follow that tweetdigital know howworst fears sweetbees to their hive mere words on a pagedivas angels on wingsan act afro mid stagewords lords of rings as i watch the children playwondering why we … Continue reading

Morning Glory

morning gloryink to a scrollparts one bodyready to roll feeling sorryhearts as hard as rocksfeeding manysouls dark light knocks making moneylazy bones online trickssensing worryhearing the silent speak lonely hypeempty the homeland streetsthe only typeafro poet on a touching spree local vibemerely ritual instinctswondering whyworthy the lyrical hints. © ISAAC RAMOSHIDI BOKABA isaaclion.bandcamp.com

MCM – Tapiwa Gomo

My name is Tapiwa Gomo, I am a father of one – a son – and I am in my mid-40s. I am media, development and humanitarian professional currently working for an international organization. I love what I do because it gives hope to those in need of life-saving and inspiration to dream.Experiences in my … Continue reading

Africa Day Benefit Concert at home

Africa Day was born on May 25, 1963. It is a celebration of the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in the fight against colonialism in Africa. Different countries in Africa, as well as around the world celebrate the day annually. It is a public holiday in some … Continue reading

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica rocks!

Mauritz Lotz is a legendary South African guitarist extraordinaire based in Johannesburg. LastFM says, “Lotz has worked with many South African artists such as: Mango Groove, Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Hugh Masekela, Coleske, Steve Hofmeyer, P J Powers, Ed Jordan, Johannes Kerkorrel, Lesley Rae Dowling, Little Sister, Bles Bridges, Anton Goosen, NiaNell, Laurika Rauch, Joshua … Continue reading

The few who will find gold

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

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MCM- George ‘Mr Gee’ Lephoto

Our MCM today is none other than my brother and friend, George Lephoto. I’m honoured that he is part of my journey on earth. Mr Gee is a family man, business man and above all, music man. He has taught me that if you got to do something, do it the best you can or … Continue reading

Open letter to President Ramaphosa

Seeing that everyone is writing an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, let me also write mine. Well, because I’m not a celebrity like the other writers, this one will not go viral and the president of SA will never read it nevertheless, write I will! Dear Mr President, I can only imagine how tough … Continue reading

WCW: Mampho Hellen Maphothoma

My name is Mampho Hellen Maphothoma born and raised in Sebokeng the south of Johannesburg, known to many as Vaal Triangle. Am a young female who is very passionate about fighting for equality of women in simple terms I am a feminist and no, I don’t disrespect men and their values. I went to Oopark … Continue reading

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Connie V

Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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