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An Ode to Music

The peerless, Zonke Dikana sings “Ndingaba yintoni na? Ngaphandle kwakho mmino which directly translates to “Who am I without music? –These are more than just lyrics to this classic jam but a lived experience to me. My life continues to be a beautiful unveiling story that constantly leaves me awestruck. I have had my share…

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Putting yourself first, unapologetically

I was raised in a small village that is set in the heart of Zululand, steeped in Zulu heritage and culture. An African ethos was inculcated in our psyche from a very tender age, and this happened organically without any formalities and one common value we were raised to know, is Ubuntu. Most of the heads of…

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What’s in a name?

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”— Terry Pratchett. As Black Africans it has become common especially with our contemporary generation that we feel offended when someone asks the meaning of our name, and the commonly offered response is “why should my name have a meaning” —…

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Empowervate Poem Writing Challenge 2021

Well done to the 61 entrants who sent in their poems for this social media competition run by Empowervate on the topic of ending bullying. The quality was amazing overall and we chose 10 winners instead of only 3! The top 10 get R30 airtime, third place gets R50 airtime, second place gets R75 airtime…

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Young Active Citizen Awards 2020

Media Release South African learners showcase their solutions on COVID-19 and societal issues 16 December 2020: Finalists from sixteen schools who come from eight provinces across South Africa presented their projects in the inaugural online Young Active Citizens Award 2020. “We’re all aware of the ways in which COVID-19 has turned life upside down, so…

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