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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

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?

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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

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.

South African Community Radio Foundation to host a virtual Relief Fund Walkathon

There are thousands of volunteers in the community radio sector in South Africa. Some of these volunteers are unemployed yet they give their everything to community radio stations. At times, they have no food to eat at home or at work, no money to pay rent and only a few rands reserved for transport as … 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

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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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