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Nthabi: Voice of Hope

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege to be have lunch with a strong, beautiful queen, a warrior, a survivor, Vaal’s radio personality and motivational speaker, Nthabiseng Mosuoe. Nthabi oozes life! She’s so bubbly that you’d never guess the trauma, tragic and pain that marred her childhood. Article by Constance van Niekerk … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

W.C.W – Khoudia Diop

Today’s WCW is Senegalese actress and model Khoudia Diop also known as the Melanin Goddess.

It’s time to divorce

When it’s not working, it’s not working. It’s no union when the other partner leaves the other alone in the cold time and time again. It’s not worth it when you are constantly left in the dark by your partner…. Sometimes, we just got to admit failure and move on in search of more reliable … Continue reading

In the living years

I’ve just been thinking about how much people spend travelling for funerals and buying food, flowers and all that. It’s funny how most of these people have never helped the deceased while alive, but they don’t hesitate to spend on his/ her funeral. Well, this got me thinking… Why do we have to pretend we … Continue reading

15 Zimbabwean love songs of all time

So, The BGs & BBs Club put together a list of what the members believe to be Zimbabwe’s 15 greatest love songs of all time. It is after all the month of love and love is in the air. Next week, they will prepare another list for us, especially for Valentine’s Day. Here is today’s … Continue reading

Five ways to make World Read Aloud Day fun and engaging:

Today, February the 5th is World Read Aloud Day. The day hasn’t ended yet, and the reading continues. If you didn’t do it today, you can also do it tomorrow and the day after and the day after … Switch off your cellphone and dedicate 15 to 20 minutes reading to your little – even big – … Continue reading


I don’t usually do this WCW thing, but today, I found myself thinking about some strong women who are making it despite of challenges. One of these women is Egyptian-born model, Anok Yai. She is the first black model to open Prada’s show since Naomi Campbell in 1997…. She made history!

Tuku music: the legacy lives on

It’s sad when a person dies with his/her calling. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in the music industry, acting or even religious circle, having someone carry on the legacy is very important and comforting to those left behind. Zimbabwe’s multi-talented songstress, actress and heiress to the Tuku Music legacy, Selmor Mtukudzi is surely keeping her … Continue reading

Naked black Jesus hitch hikes in Johannesburg

There’s never a dull moment in our beloved rainbow nation! From grown men in diapers on their knees sucking pacifiers, to grown man naked on the streets, hitch hiking to Northcliff, Johannesburg, claiming to be Jesus. Yes, Jesus…. I will not add ‘Christ’ there…. Because Christ would never hitch hike naked in Johannesburg!

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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk