Category Africa

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

Open Arms Project promotes reading among children at Centre in Empangeni along with mayor and celebrities.

IT was all promoting reading and storytelling to young children during the official opening of the Siyafunda with Sanlam Centre in Empangeni on Tuesday. The kids’ corner is aimed at encouraging reading in young children and spearheaded by the centre in a joint venture with local businesses as well as Zululand teen Claudelle Botha. The […]

Why England Fans singing ‘Swing Low’ Negro spiritual should not bother anyone!

We live in an age where you need to little to cause offence to someone else. In fact one would almost be forgiven for thinking that there is little one can honestly say that will not offend someone somewhere in the media or even in everyday life. You can blame this on the fact that we become a more clued up and aware society, or you can put it down to the simple fact that people these days are far more fragile take almost everything to heart and cannot stomach any type of critique or disagreement, so everyone has to stay in the safe zone of ‘Political correctness’. Whatever your thoughts I believe that England rugby fans chanting (As they do) Swing Low sweet Chariot’ to spur on the England Rugby team at games is no reason for anyone to get their ‘Knickers in a twist’ about.

Why Roots on BBC4 is a must watch for everyone.

It took way too long for the Remake of Alex Haley’s Roots to hit the UK and then only to be aired on BBC4. When I first heard about it I was not impressed. The original was one of those things like ‘Star Wars’ woven into my past that should not be messed with. How could they improve on what was at the time and remains today one of the best TV shows of all time?

Making a difference: Head of ZuluLand Gospel Choir Mr Banda helps hundreds of kids get shoes for school in Africa.

It may to us in the West seem like such a simple thing. Shoes for our children to go to school. However in many parts of the world something we take for granted, Shoes, are in rare supply and many children amble to school bare footed or with extremely worn out footwear.

When you think of the Billions donated by the UK and other Western countries of which the UK is probably the highest giver, you wonder where all the money is going? It will always remain the case that giving starts at home and local rather than National or International giving is the way forward.

Royalty goes ‘pop’ as Prince Bayo releases debut single

Royalty goes ‘pop’ as Prince Bayo releases debut single ‘Mysterious Girl’

World Exclusive – Stephan Dante ‘Nails Did’ Official Video

Global News Ink bring you the world exclusive Official video of the Award winning ‘Nails Did’ from Stephan Dante!

ZuluLand Gospel Choir pay tribute to Stephan Dante

Nails Did – The viral musical phenomenon from Stephan Dante reaches Africa

Some tunes like them or not just get under your skin. They catch on and become viral. Before you know it everyone is singing it even if they don’t want to. ‘Nails Did’ by Stephan Dante is one of those songs. It’s catchy and timely lets face it Nails are the big thing at the moment.

However what makes the whole Stephan Dante ‘Nails Did’ thing a little different is the speed, reach and demographic of it’s viral affect. This is not just a song that has prompted people to sing along, It is a track that has moved people all over the world to do something. Dance, sing, take a picture etc.