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Author Archives: Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk is a Zimbabwean creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. Constance is the author of Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection found in all Amazon Kindle Stores. She currently lives in South Africa with her family. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Visit her second blog at http://www.afriquebeat.wordpress.com

What you allow is what will continue

I think some women have simply become helplessly stupid or altogether crazy. The previous generations of women were made of sterner stuff. They dealt with their marital woes in silence and made their decisions after consultation with a few chosen family members and friends. Whether these decisions were right or wrong that’s another matter. Some ended up dying of HIV ...

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Young Jerahuni going places

NAMA Award Winner and highly talented Macintosh Pedzisayi Jerahuni, founder of ‘The Jerahuni Movement Factory’ and ‘The Jerahuni Band’ is making waves everywhere he goes. And he definitely is on the move!  Jerahuni is a creative dancer and choreographer at ‘The Tumbuka Contemporary Dance Company’ of Zimbabwe. Jerahuni returns home today; Sunday the 26th of July, from Namibia where he has been for ...

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Make everyday a Mandela Day

TODAY, the 18th of July is Mandela Day. It’s Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s birthday. This day is internationally–acclaimed and observed annually, the world over. On this auspicious day, the world remembers the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent under apartheid incarceration, a feat that later made him a global peace icon. Everywhere both within and without South Africa, people are expected to ...

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Miss Loppy living her dream 

The Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase (ZFS) debut show has come and gone. Nine talented designers showcased their creations at the show. Among them was Filabusi-born Miss Loppy Khambule Ncube (no relation to the presenter Kelvin Ncube).   Miss Loppy was born in 1975, began her educational journey at Dekezi Primary School in 1982 before moving to Luveve Primary School in Bulawayo, the ...

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South Sudanese Model Nykhor Paul has had enough!

Photos from Google Nykhor Paul, 25 is tired of apologizing for her blackness and has had enough of the racism in the fashion industry. In an emotionally fuelled post on  Instagram, Paul blasts makeup artists for neglecting professionalism by being ill prepared at shows and not catering for the black skin. “Dear white people in the fashion world!” starts the ...

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Freedom is no more

Barely two weeks after the passing of Hohodza Band’s Mbira player, musician and composer Simba Mudzingwa, Zimbabwe’s Arts have suffered yet another blow. Freedom Tichaona Nyamubaya is no more. She is reported to have collapsed at her farm in Mhangura and was rushed to Mhangura Hospital. There, she was referred to Chinhoyi Hospital where she passed away on Sunday, the ...

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Mbaqanga maestro David Masondo passes on

Constance van Niekerk in South Africa It is amazing how Soul Brothers lead singer and co-founder the late David Mbuso Masondo has died twice! According to an article in one blog dated February 26 2008, David committed suicide in his “home in Soweto” “he was 56”. David in fact passed away on the 5th of July at Netcare Garden City ...

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