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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

Life lessons

Life has proved to be a classroom, full of tests and lessons! As I grow older, I realise that some of the things I have come across were simply lessons. The reason why they kept on happening to me is becasue I kept failing the tests. Here are some of the lessons life has taught … Continue reading

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, nominees!

It has been a while since I was nominated for any blog award. It came as a big surprise when I saw the nomination from dear kitty. I truly apreciate the kind gesture. It boosted my morale just realsling that someone has remembered me! The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free … Continue reading

Seasons of life

Life is in seasons. Just like we have Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn, such is life. As with weather, life too has seasons. I enjoy listening to Steve Harvey’s story. Steve was at one point homeless, look at him now. Such is life. There are many similar stories to his. The seasons of life. My … Continue reading

Man Crush Monday: Thabo Nhlapo

This week’s Afrique Beat Man Crush Monday is one of Vaal’s finest, Thabo Nhlapo. Thabo was born in Evaton in the Vaal. From 2014 – 2018, he sat on the board of Bokamoso Skills and Development Centre (NGO). There, he played a critical role in the establishment of the biggest centres of excellency in the … Continue reading

I am an African

There’s a time when Africa was one. When we sang the same anthem. When we were so much in love with her beauty, Mama Africa. There’s a time when Africa Day was a big deal. A time when another person from another African nation was a brother, a sister, a mother, a father… There’s a … Continue reading

Letter to my first love

Hey… It’s me again. I guess I just can’t get over you. They say after all, a girl never forgets her first love. And they also say that a father is a daughter’s first love… So true. Tomorrow, the 6th of April marks 16 years since we laid you to rest. I can’t believe it’s … Continue reading

A review on Diaro

Vision boards have been a thing for a long time yet, yours truly has been ignoring until this year, I couldn’t ignore them anymore. Almost everyone, in every corner is talking of ‘writing the vision down’. So, I went ‘vision board hunting’ on Google Play Store. I found lots of them but they were just … Continue reading

Early birthday present

I might be under lockdown, which is not a bad thing because it’s for my own good, but it looks like it’s possible to receive presents after-all! Here is my first present, just arrived now from Anuj Agarwal, Founder of Feedspot. If you are a South African blogger and you would also like your blog … 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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