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Why South Africa Needs a Space Program by Ken Sibanda

Why South Africa Needs a Space Program by Ken Sibanda

No man owns the heavens – that dry statement punctuates the United Nations Space Aviation program in Austria. A realization that competition sooner or later will take us to the same place.  Of the countries that have a Space Program, none is African. Russia, United States, ...

Guest Blogger

June 5th, 2015

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Vuyiseka Dubula is HIV Positive…and So What?!

Vuyiseka Dubula is HIV Positive…and So What?!

She is strong. She is beautiful. She is empowered. She is a Social Activist. She is educated. She has influence. She is a woman, a wife, and a mother. South African Vuyiseka Dubula is determined to make a difference. She is resolute and unwavering in her belief that adverse ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

January 29th, 2014

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6 Great Places to Work on Your Startup in Africa

6 Great Places to Work on Your Startup in Africa

Africa is a fantastic place to launch a start-up…if you choose the right place to work. Every country has varying levels of governmental regulation, lending flexibility, and even reliability of power, so choosing a good spot for your start-up is half the battle. Whether you ...

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December 20th, 2013

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#Mandela Memorial: World Leaders Converge, Give Tribute…

#Mandela Memorial: World Leaders Converge, Give Tribute…

Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela. The service was held in front of a vociferous crowd in the FNB stadium in Johannesburg. US President Barack Obama said Mr Mandela ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 10th, 2013

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South Africa’s Cheryl  Carolus was Born to Lead!!!

South Africa’s Cheryl Carolus was Born to Lead!!!

I have considered a lot of things in life and have come to the conclusion that while the sun  shines for everyone and the dew on every plant regardless of colour and specie; success comes to only those who earnestly seek it and work to achieve it. Cheryl Carolus is one that ...

Lovelyn Okafor

October 29th, 2013

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On Poet Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali; When Night Fell in Soweto

On Poet Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali; When Night Fell in Soweto

It is all well and good to celebrate young, vibrant and amazing Africans who are determined to become a force to reckon with in their spheres of influence, however…we must also not forget that the foundations on which we build were laid by men now greying and sage; men like ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 24th, 2013

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Khanyi Dlomo; A Media Mogul Through and Through

Khanyi Dlomo; A Media Mogul Through and Through

This South African Media Princess seems to be the stuff that legends are made of. Born in 1975, Khanyi made history in 1995, when she was just 20 and a journalism student at the University of Witwatersrand. She was the first black News Anchor for SABC1, South Africa’s ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 25th, 2013

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Amanda Dlamini- The Striker Extraordinaire

Amanda Dlamini- The Striker Extraordinaire

She is not only lovable as her name, she is also intelligent, focused, modest and clearly charismatic. Amanda Sinegugu Dlamini has proven that what a man can do an African woman can do….………………Amanda is not just a footballer, she is one with class. She was the captain of the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 29th, 2013

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Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma- The First Female Leader of the African Union

Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma- The First Female Leader of the African Union

Someone once said, and I verily believe that peak performers are people who are committed to a compelling mission. It is very clear that they care about what they do and their efforts, energies, and enthusiasms are traceable back to that particular mission. This is what I ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 30th, 2013

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Graca Machel; The First Lady with a First-Class Heart

Graca Machel; The First Lady with a First-Class Heart

Graca Machel is a lady of firsts: She is the first and only woman in history to have been First Lady of two different countries; she served as the First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999. She has changed government ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

June 20th, 2013

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Soweto Gospel Choir Performing “Oh, Happy Day”!

Soweto Gospel Choir Performing “Oh, Happy Day”!

For your relaxation this day, please enjoy this beautiful video from the world famous Soweto Gospel Choir

Konnect Africa

May 19th, 2013

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Top 5 Holiday Destinations in Africa

Top 5 Holiday Destinations in Africa

The beautiful and splendid Africa which is famously known as “The Rainbow Nation” is said to be the second largest continent in the world and is also known to be the 2nd most populated. Africa consists of 47 countries excluding the islands (Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, ...

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March 30th, 2013

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Hugh Masekela; The Award-Winning Jazz Maestro

Hugh Masekela; The Award-Winning Jazz Maestro

He is a Grammy award nominee. He has also received the  African Music Legend award at the Ghana Music Awards in 2007, Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards, the International Award of the Year at the 2002 BBC Radio Jazz Awards, and he was ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 26th, 2013

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka- The “Umqombothi” Princess Of Africa!

Yvonne Chaka Chaka- The “Umqombothi” Princess Of Africa!

“I wake up, every morning to see my people, umqombothi…” Now what 21st century adult does not know the first lines of Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s world famous song? I hum the song to myself as I write this treatise. Did she reign supreme in the 90’s or what?! Yvonne Machaka the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 11th, 2012

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Wow! The Amazing Soweto Gospel Choir

Wow! The Amazing Soweto Gospel Choir

Come meet a Choir extraordinaire, one that is like none other. They didn’t attend any Music school, neither can they read any musical scales. Yet since this amazing Group of Minstrels came on the scene, African Gospel Music has never been the same again. Let me ...

Arise Arizechi

December 7th, 2012

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2go – Peter and Wolff Are Good To Go!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again! That’s the song Peter and Wolff, creators of 2go are singing these days. 2go is a mobile social app originally geared for use in low-end phones by young students and the like. Alan Wolff, Ashley Peter and two other ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

November 20th, 2012

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Tech4Africa 2012

Tech4Africa 2012

One of Africa’s biggest ‘technology-focused’ conferences is billed for 31st October and 1st November 2012 at the Indaba hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa. Tech4Africa aims to create an informal environment for learning, networking and interaction, so that delegates are ...

Konnect Africa

October 30th, 2012

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Mandela turns 94

Mandela turns 94

94 years old. Wow!! Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94 years on planet earth today. On a day that is now known as ‘Mandela Day”, the former South African President’s birthday is marked by special events all over the country.  Interestingly, today has been ...

Arise Arizechi

July 18th, 2012

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