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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 308 posts for Afrique Beat

Spring has sprung, take a short left to Knorhoek!

At last! The sun is out, Spring has finally ‘sprung.’ Covid-19 regulations have been relaxed. What better way to enjoy all this than to be outdoors? Knorhoek in Capetown is just the right getaway spot. Spacious (social distancing is easy here!) and a safe haven for the children, it is simply paradise on earth. Situated … Continue reading

The world celebrates ILD

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has launched a Covid-19 Children’s Story Book in celebration of International Literacy Day (ILD) in collaboration with the National Library of South Africa(NLSA) and the Pan South African Language Board(PanSALB). This year’s ILD theme is, “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”, especially on … Continue reading

Zimbabwean writer appeals on behalf of cancer patient

AWARD-WINNING Zimbabwean fiction writer and poet Catherine Magodo Mutukwa who writes about women, is seeking help on behalf of one of the women she wrote about in one of her books. Mutukwa Magodo, a recipient of an IBHUKU Statuette in the African Literature Award has joined hands with well-wishers who created a WhatsApp group to raise … Continue reading

Kenyan single mother seeks help

“Sister, I have prayed for the past one week and fasted, at the same time doing every casual manual job I could find to avoid being locked out of the house due to rent arrears, but it happened this morning. The landlord won’t take anything less than the whole amount, it’s frustrating.” These were the … Continue reading

South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa has passed away

Popular South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa,  popularly known for the role of Khanya in SABC1 Isindebele drama ‘Ikani’, has died at the age of 34. In a statement, the family says Mdeliswa was shot on September 3, in Evander, Mpumalanga, and died Saturday morning at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. Social media is abuzz … Continue reading

Virtual Memorial Service For Veteran Writer, David Mungoshi.

Written by a lover of Art A multitude of writers who were mentored by the late David Mungoshi will host a virtual memorial service for the revered writer on 26th September 2020. Mungoshi, an award-winning writer, poet, actor and academic, died on the 29th of August 2020 in Harare. In the new normal, it will be … Continue reading

Zimbabwe’s literary giant has fallen!

This is precisely what my brother’s life was all about. His pen, paper and the elite people around him!!!! His works will forever be cherished long after he’s gone.

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‘Idols SA’ contestant’s song ‘Yoki Yoki’ goes international

Singing an original track on Idols has always been recorded as one of the worst decision for the show, but, 20-year-old Vhudi Mamphwe from Pretoria superseded the judge’s expectations with his own TshiVenda composition “My Yoki Yoki” song, that is still on top of the trend list even on today. The song received a positive … Continue reading

Zodwa Wabantu blows a fuse on social media

When people fall in love, they have a tendency of shutting their eyes, then they say love is blind. It’s not. Love’s eyesight is perfectly okay. It sees imperfections and decides to overlook. It sees everything and sometimes ignores. But it does see! The heart maybe, decides to operate free from the mind… who knows … Continue reading

Send A Little Bit Of Love

Send A Little Bit Of Love is a single done by South African based artist, Francis Muleso. Francis had this to say about ‘Send A Little Bit Of Love’: 1. The idea to do the song came mainly to create awareness to people that covid 19 is here and we can only beat it if … 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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