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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 is the Digital Editor of Zimonline News and Lekoa FM (www.lekoafm.co.za). She currently lives in South Africa with her family. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Visit her second blog at http://www.afriquebeat.com

Cassper Nyovest releases new album, #AMN

Cassper Nyovest’s highly-anticipated album Any Minute Now dropped at 12am this morning and seems to be a hit with South Africans. Personally, I had never really listened to his music, but I see that I was missing out. Cassper Nyovest The rapper said he would be dropping his fifth studio album when he announced he was going to be a first-time daddy to ...

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LOCAL SHORT FILM UP FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD

A New World is a locally produced short film written and directed by Melgin Tafirenyika who’s often referred to as Zimbabwe’s Denzel Washington. Tafirenyika is an actor, model, writer and award winning film producer, known for The Widow (2019) and Had Better Days (2016). His other films include, “I Married My Mother” and “Sour Milk” while his awards include the United Nations Video Plural Plus ...

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South African Poet Brings Railing Accusations Against SA President

On Saturday the 28th of March 2020, controversial South African poet Ntsiki Mazwai wrote an open letter to the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. In the letter, that has been met with mixed feelings by South Africans, Mazwai accuses Ramaphosa of many atrocities. Below is the copy of the letter. Dear Mr President Ntsiki Mazwai 41806 views | Sat, ...

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Zimbabwe under lockdown

Today marks the first day of Zimbabwe’s 21 day lockdown as the government tries to stop the spread of coronavirus. The President of Zimbabwe, ED Mnangagwa announced the lockdown on Friday and also tweeted the following as additional measures to be taken during the outbreak: New government measures to fight Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/sM4qp5yDF3— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) March 24, 2020 On ...

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STILL NO ACCOMMODATION FOR CAPETOWN REFUGEES

South Africa is under a lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, the refugees who have been staying on the streets of Capetown and at the Methodist Church are at a very high risk of contracting and spreading the virus as they are still homeless. Their number which is reportedly 700, super-exceeds the allowed maximum ...

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British Prime Minister tests positive for coronavirus

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is in self isolation after he tested postive for the coronavirus earlier today. In his tweet, the Prime Minister says that he will continue leading the governement’s response via video conference in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. He is urging anyone who is able to stay at home to do ...

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South Africa records first covid-19-related deaths

South Africa has recorded its first corona-related deaths this morning, the first day of the 21 day lockdown. The two deaths are both in the Western Cape province. The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize said, “We will give more details later on, when we announce the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases, which have increased from yesterday’s number and have tipped the ...

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Legendary South African Trumpeter, Hugh Masekela dies

The social media is inundated with messages expressing grief and shock over the tragìc news of the death of the musical icon Hugh Masekela. He passed away today in a Johannesburg hospital after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Masekela was 78-years-old. Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was born on the 4th of April 1939 in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank in South Afrca. ...

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It’s a family affair at Ekurhuleni Boksburg Hotel

​It’s a family affair this Thursday, the 15th of December! Two Legendary music families (quite the musical royalty of Zimbabwe if you ask me) share the stage in a show that’s likely to be one to remember. We speak of none other than superstar Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi and Green Arrows founder, vocalist and bassist, Zexie Manatsa, whose offspring have bound ...

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When a woman is fed up

​A woman knows when she is loved, when she is needed, when she is being lied to, used and abused. Every woman in the depths of her heart knows when she must be staying or packing her bags. Why then are the women staying when it is as clear as day that they should be walking away? Why are there ...

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