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Textbook wreaks havoc on social media

Article by Constance van Niekerk A Zimbabwean text book is trending on social media but, all for the wrong reasons. The book is wreaking havoc inciting a tribal war on social media. The book written by P. Mkwebu and J. Mataure is a text book for grade 3s and apparently contains a gross error as … Continue reading

‘Coronavirus’ trending

Coronavirus is trending on social media, not the outbreak itself, but the ZCC song! Watch the video on coronavirus that is trending on social media, ‘Coronavirus’.

How To Get Over Hurt And Pains

Article written by Precious Sogunro There’s one strong weapon used to eliminate a man, it’s the absence of joy and happiness replaced with the presence of pain and bitterness. This is so strong it evolves with time and becomes even much stronger and present in the life and daily basis of a person if not treated … Continue reading

Dear fellow blogger

This is just to say ‘thank you’ to those who take the time to like my posts, comment and reblog… I really appreciate your support. If I have not reciprocated, my apologies. Do email me on info.afriqueat@gmail.com so I can rectify it. However, there are those who I have liked and liked their posts, and … Continue reading

Today’s WCW- Fikile Baloyi

Here on AB, we’re celebrating the international women’s month by celebrating the women supporting us especially on social media. Today is the first Wednesday of the month, our WCW will be randomly picked from the women who liked our Facebook page Afrique Beat. Today we feature the beautiful, multi-talented and anointed woman of God, Fikile … Continue reading

Mr Gee: More than just a voice behind the mic

Story by Constance van Niekerk, Vereeniging This is a long overdue story on one of Vaal’s humble, kind and vibrant radio personalities, ‘Mr Gee’, George Lephoto. Mr Gee’s voice has filled our homes since 2014, the same year I was introduced to Lekoa FM by a friend who’s also a brother, Bona Sera.  Bona is … Continue reading

We will always have art

Story by Constance van Niekerk, South Africa “We will always have art,” those were the closing remarks of Marshall Chauke Matose. We both nod in agreement and I sit and allow my thoughts to revisit the interview. Marshall is a 22-year-old self-taught watercolourist/ fine artist. Born in the Lowveld sugarcane town of Chiredzi, Zimbabwe, Chauke’s … Continue reading

Celebrate Me Now

Poem by Constance van Niekerk © 2020 Celebrate me nowYour tears I won’t see when I’m goneYour wails I won’t hear when I’m no moreWhen I’ve gone before youOn a celestial trip with no companionNo guide, but never getting lostNot ever returningOnly my cold, lifeless limbs remainingCelebrate me nowThose ‘I love you’s, don’t keep them … Continue reading

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

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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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