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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

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

Monday Motivation

To some it doesn’t feel like a Monday because the days are all the same now. To others who are on the frontline, our essential workers, it is another long and tiresome day. I can not tell you that all will be well soon, because I also am very anxious about the future. But, what … 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

Woman Crush Wednesday

Today I would like to celebrate one of the strongest women I know, myself! My name is Constance van Niekerk, Connie V. I was born, raised and educated in Zimbabwe. Armed with a Diploma in Education, I arrived in South Africa 13years ago seeking greener pastures. Well, I am still searching for those greener pastures! … 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

Every dark cloud

My life has been pretty hectic lately. You see, life just never was the same after my divorce. I lost my job, my laptop ‘died’, then my tablet, then three weeks ago my smartphone ‘died’ as well but, I always choose to look at the brighter side of life. I mean, I’m alive and well, my kids … Continue reading

Ladies, It’s All Your Fault He Is Cheating; Or Is It?

BY NJOKI CHEGE Why does a man cheat? Because he can? No, really, tell me, why would a good man, a God-fearing church going man who sings in the church choir cheat on his wife or girlfriend? Is it because he is a wicked piece of junk that has completely lost his moral compass or … 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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