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Zodwa Wabantu blows a fuse on social media

When people fall in love, they have a tendency of shutting their eyes, then they say love is blind. It’s not. Love’s eyesight is perfectly okay. It sees imperfections and decides to overlook. It sees everything and sometimes ignores. But it does see! The heart maybe, decides to operate free from the mind… who knows … Continue reading

Single but, still human

Have you ever seen how single women are treated in society at large, even in church! For some reason single women are not given any respect as human beings, worse if they are single because of divorce. Unfortunately, the widows are not spared of this dehumanizing treatment from society. Young married women speak to senior … Continue reading

Apply the lessons

Last week I started reading Ways of Dying, a book penned by South African award winning prolific author, Zakes Mda. (Book review coming soon). This book is quite a tale with lots of lessons. Two major lessons I’ve learnt from this book are: Live like it’s your last day on earth – do your best … Continue reading

Free your mind

I am a black woman, but have never seen myself as such. I always saw myself as a human being although sometimes being black and proud was very difficult for me.

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About idle minds

This morning, I was wondering how things went down in the Garden of Eden. I realised that it’s really about idle minds! I’ve asked myself many times, where was Adam when Eve was busy being cozy with Satan? This morning, I thought he must have been busy in the garden, “And the Lord took the … 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

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

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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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