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The murder of George Floyd by a white policeman in America has sparked so many conversations surrounding Black Identity and systematic racism. The question of Identity is one that most people struggle with, especially people of colour. For most people, it becomes a lifetime mission, to discover who they are and what their life purpose … Continue reading

Man Crush Monday – Jacob Ntshangase

Today’s MCM is media personality, Jacob Ntshangase. He is back on our small screens once again as Mkhushulwa, the uncle that causes havoc on SA’s etv soapie, Rhythm City. Jacob is a story development and cultural advisor at Mzansi Magic’s Isibiya, a part-time lecturer at Wits University and a media consultant among many other things. … 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

Truly, every dark cloud has a silver lining

Challenges are just there to groom us – Connie V Continue reading

MCM – Tapiwa Gomo

My name is Tapiwa Gomo, I am a father of one – a son – and I am in my mid-40s. I am media, development and humanitarian professional currently working for an international organization. I love what I do because it gives hope to those in need of life-saving and inspiration to dream.Experiences in my … Continue reading

MCM- George ‘Mr Gee’ Lephoto

Our MCM today is none other than my brother and friend, George Lephoto. I’m honoured that he is part of my journey on earth. Mr Gee is a family man, business man and above all, music man. He has taught me that if you got to do something, do it the best you can or … Continue reading

WCW: Mampho Hellen Maphothoma

My name is Mampho Hellen Maphothoma born and raised in Sebokeng the south of Johannesburg, known to many as Vaal Triangle. Am a young female who is very passionate about fighting for equality of women in simple terms I am a feminist and no, I don’t disrespect men and their values. I went to Oopark … 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

MCM – Simphiwe Gift Malinga

Simphiwe Gift Malinga known to his myriad of fans as Phiwe aka Abuti Bae. He is a young vibrant radio host. He has the energy and capability to do any show on radio. He developed the love of media, especially radio while he was in primary school. He listened to radio and mimicked what the … Continue reading

MCM – Prince Okwu ‘The Ambassador’

Prince Nda Okwu is a Nigerian born multi-award winning Gospel artist. A few months ago, he released a smashing track with prominent Gospel artist Martin Pk, which is available on YouTube. He is soon to release another brand new track very soon. Prince was featured on this blog in December last year, read more on … 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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