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SeSotho Musical Icon Kori Moraba Passes On

It is a poignant time in the world right now and South Africa is not being spared as giants keep falling one at a time. The celebrations of a new year have since been dampened as we mourn legends such as Dorah Sitole and Sesotho musical icon, Kori Moraba. Isaac Kori Moraba was born on … Continue reading


South Africa has lost yet another icon, so early in the new year, author and chef Dorah Sitole. She was 67 years old. The eminent food editor who worked for True Love was also a noteworthy food stylist, recipe developer, and a trained Cordon Bleu chef.  Mme Dorah Sitole had a prestigious career traversing forty … Continue reading

#SANDF member, hijack or arrest?

Photos of a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) member who seems to be an unfortunate victim of a daylight car hijack are trending on Twitter, with others reporting that it is indeed a hijack and putting the blame on foreigners, Zimbabweans in particular. Apparently, just by looking at the armed man, some can tell that … Continue reading


Book Title: I Am Also A WomanAuthor: Zeripah Amoni PhiriPublished: 2020Available in print & e-bookHELP-U-PUBLISH. I Am Also A Woman. Middelburg: 2020. ISBN 978-1-77626-078-2 Review by Constance van Niekerk I Am Also A Woman is a book written by a woman residing in the South African province of Mpumalanga by the name, Zeripah Amoni Phiri. … Continue reading

Prince Okwu releases ‘My Hiding Days Are Over’.

11 months ago, South African-based Nigerian Gospel superstar, Ambassador Prince Okwu announced his 4th album, ‘My Hiding Days Are Over’. The album was set for release at the beginning of March, unfortunately, Covid19 struck and almost the entire world went into ‘hiding’. So, the Ambassador, with the entire nation went into ‘hiding’ as if it … Continue reading

IPDC celebrates 40 years.

Today, Zukiswa Potye, Chief Executive Officer, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) was one of the keynote speakers at the 40th Anniversary of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) event held virtually on the UNESCO YouTube channel. The theme of the event was ‘The future of media development‘. The event Master of … Continue reading

Launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign

The Premier of Limpopo Province, South Africa, Chupu Stanley Mathabatha is set to launch a virtual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign tomorrow. The 16 Days of Activism is an annual initiative that runs from the 25th of November to the 10th of December. The campaign is an effort … Continue reading

Some more moments with the demented scribe

This week on Monday Morements, Edward Dzonze talks to writer and academic Temba Munsaka – a golden writer and master of verse. A distinguished writer poised for greater heights . E.D :Firstly, who is Temba Munsaka in brief. T.M :Temba is the demented scribe, a simple enough Zimbabwean who loves anything literary! My background is … Continue reading


Yesterday, Africa received quite sad and unexpected news. The former President of Ghana, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings passed away after a short illness. He died at  Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Mr. Rawlings was born on the 22th of June 1947. He was the president of Ghana from 1981 to 2001 and also … Continue reading

Writers and Freedom of Expression in Africa

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the state murder of Kenule Beeson “Ken” Saro-Wiwa the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) and the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) has just held a virtual event: LITERATURE & HUMAN RIGHTS, to reflect on the state of affairs in Africa, exploring the various ways writers can protect their integrity at … Continue reading

It was a business transaction with Ginimbi- says Mutumwa Mawere

In December 2018, Mutumwa Mawere was quoted by iHarare saying, “I paid R340,000 for gas which gas was supplied to his company, Pioneer Gas and delivered to Zimbabwe and sold. After selling, the profit was supposed to be shared with the principal being used to buy new gas. Little did I know I was converted … Continue reading

Happy Birthday PAWA

In 1991, the Conference of African Ministers of Education and Culture, meeting in Cotonou, Benin, resolved to establish 7 November, the day on which Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) was founded, as International African Writers’ Day. In the past, for instance, five years ago, more than 300 writers and scholars gathered to commemorate the 22nd International African … Continue reading

Time for a Reality Check – Brian Muringisi

“Society doesnt need protest, it only needs a reality check…” This week on Monday Morements, yours truly Edward NRS Dzonze talks to promising writer and poet Brian Muringisi . E D :Brian Muringisi, the writer .Brief background please. B.M : My name is Brian Muringisi, a final student at the University of Zimbabwe. My writing … Continue reading

Chencha dai ding!

Now that the whole of South Africa knows that the Outsurance guy cheated on his wife and gave her an STD, what do we really gain from that? We ain’t even laughing, it’s sad that another marriage is heading for divorce. Another child from a broken home. And, it takes two to tango! Katlego, that’s … Continue reading

Stephen Mvulah, Still Rapping for God

The Zimbabwean-born rapper who we featured in Dec 2012 in the article, Rapping for God is back with a bang after an eight-year hiatus! 2Blac, as he is popularly known is now Caput Killuminatti and still rhyming and rapping for God! “Caput is just Tupac backward simply because the legendary late rapper, Tupac Shakur is … 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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