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Happy World Music Day

Author Victor Hugo wrote that “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Sir Elton John said, “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” Music plays a vital role in our lives, without music, the world would … Continue reading

How do we celebrate Father’s Day?

That’s a photo of a little 3year old girl that has gone viral on social media. It is reported that she went missing only to be discovered dead and dumped in this laundry basket. It’s not sure if she was raped or not. My question is, how on earth do we celebrate Father’s day when … Continue reading

Letter to abusive men

Dear you, what shall I call you today? In times past I have called you ‘lover’. There’s a time I called you my ‘smile-keeper’. Today, you have brought nothing but tears to my eyes. Not tears of joy, no! Tears of pain and agony. Tears of regret for ever loving you. Tears I cry for … Continue reading

Current state of affairs

Currently…. I’m down with writer’s block. I’m sure most of you have noticed 😞 will soon bounce back. Miss all my blogging pals. Connie V

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

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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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

May is Afrika Month

Now that Mother’s Day is gone, I can focus on Afrika Month, May. It’s a wonderful coincidence for me, that Afrika Day and Mother’s Day share the same month. Afrika, being my Motherland. My home. Some might call it the dark continent, I call it home. Some people who have never been here still think … Continue reading

WCW – Robyn Bromham

My name is Robyn Bromham, I’m an artist living in Adelaide Australia.I’ve always had a love of drawing and in general creating things with my hands from any early age. My mum was a great knitter and sewer and passed on these skills to my sister and I. I can’t remember a time when I … Continue reading

Sink or swim for corporates

By Mufaro Mpofu As the world battles to combat the scourge of coronavirus, for corporates and SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises), it is swim or sink post Covid-19. This with no doubt calls for a radical change in the modus operandi of these companies, with more flexibility and adaptability being required to survive and emerge stronger. … 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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