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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 309 posts for Afrique Beat

#Nigeriansmustgo

The hashtag Nigerians must go is trending on Twitter. Many are expressing anger towards Nigerians after five Nigerian nationals were arrested and charged with human trafficking. I believe that despite our different nations, cultures and language, we are all Africans. Above all, we are all human beings. The human race, is indeed, the most important … Continue reading

Life-line for SA street poet

Social media users will recall the image of a young woman sitting on a tyre on the side of the road, with a banner proclaiming: “Help Me Publish My Book”. The picture was posted on Facebook for the first time on 23 July, by Confidence Mukhari (25) elias Nyiko Yaka Shilumani, of Phalaborwa in Limpopo, … Continue reading

Absence of the Father – a book review

Book Title: Absence of the FatherAuthor: Nke SerobeSerobe, Nke. Absence of the Father. Johannesburg: Family House Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-620-62569-2Available in print and electronic formats (epub & kindle) Review by Constance van NiekerkAbsence of the Father is a book authored by South African Pastor, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker, Nke Serobe. Pastor Serobe shares her personal … Continue reading

A Season of Grief

Tell me,What it is like, on the other side…where the stream of consciousnessceases to flow and silence ensueswhere thoughts of shared joy andsorrow, song and verse,are carefully tucked awayin memoryburying it all in a sandy heap,where ‘nothing’ reigns andeverything is forgotten,And Youinto ‘The Fading Sun’ you disappearleaving behind a trail ofblank-verse, whispering…‘I Don’t Know Why … Continue reading

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation takes up the Jerusalema challenge!

“Jerusalema” is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song was initially released on 29 November 2019, sparked viral dance steps globally since the beginning of this year. From hospital hallways in France and Sweden, to roof tops, public places in Italy, … Continue reading

Kidnapping attempt or pure stupidity?

A MUST READ!!! Continue reading

Cassper Nyovest releases new album, #AMN

Cassper Nyovest’s highly-anticipated album Any Minute Now dropped at 12am this morning and seems to be a hit with South Africans. Personally, I had never really listened to his music, but I see that I was missing out. The rapper said he would be dropping his fifth studio album when he announced he was going to be a … Continue reading

South African museum fund-raising to keep doors open

South African museum, District Six is feeling the dire impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and is urgently seeking for funding to keep its doors open. Due to the restrictions on travel and the movement restrictions during lock down, the museum was not able to generate any income. District Six has re-opened to staff from the … Continue reading

Pan African Writers Association holds a virtual literary discourse to celebrate International Literacy Day

The Pan African Writers Association (P.A.W.A) on Tuesday held a virtual meeting in celebration of International Literacy Day (ILD). The 2 hour meeting was hosted by the P.A.W.A Secretary-General, DR. Wale Okediran. Speakers were Ghanaian multi-award winner, Ruby Goka,  and Moise Izabiriza, a Rwandan visual artist. The virtual meeting which started at 3 pm GMT, … Continue reading

Hopewell Chin’ono talks on his stay in jail

It’s really sad that such things are happening to journalists 40 years after independence. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves! Freedom of speech is a human right. Reports say that Chin’ono is not feeling well.

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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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