A chat with the multitalented Maya Jagjivan Kalicharan of Lotus FM
Aug30

A chat with the multitalented Maya Jagjivan Kalicharan of Lotus FM

  By: Simone Gobin Maya Jagjivan Kalicharan is a wife, mother, journalist, announcer, producer, lecturer and blogger . Maya, recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with her husband, Neeren and together they have a seven year old son that apparently asks as many questions as Maya does! Who is Maya Jagjivan Kalicharan? At heart, I’m that little girl who always wanted to empower people, make people happy and make a difference....

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“Fitness is connected to my passion”- Amelia Krishna
Aug30

“Fitness is connected to my passion”- Amelia Krishna

By: Ndumiso Nxumalo After living in different places, Amelia Krishna (25) finally found her calling to be in the fitness industry. Krishna is currently a Personal Trainer at Virgin active and also a professional Powerlifter. Krishna was born in Greytown, before moving to Johannesburg where she finished her primary school after having to relocate to Durban. She attended Southlands Secondary in Chatsworth then moved back to Johannesburg...

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Celebrating Women’s Month With Sainty: Talking Music And Success
Aug30

Celebrating Women’s Month With Sainty: Talking Music And Success

By: Nosipho Ntombela Driven, smart, and weird is 29-year-old Ntathu Mbhele, who is known by many as “Sainty Baby”. Born and bred in the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Sainty has been making waves in Durban for quite some time now as she hosts the annual Food Fashion Music events. Sainty whose motto is only to work, started this event in 2012 as a way of “putting herself on the map”, alongside other talented creatives...

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Raising a ‘woke’ generation – Thabile Buthelezi
Aug07

Raising a ‘woke’ generation – Thabile Buthelezi

By: Pamela Mkhize Thabile Buthelezi (25) who hails from Kwamashu Township in Durban is the founder of Woke Queen Seminars which is a series of monthly dialogues and round table discussions open to the public that she does through her foundation, The Thabile Buthelezi Foundation. Buthelezi holds a BA in Music & Drama Performance Studies degree, a BA Honours in Applied Ethnomusicology (Cum Laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal...

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WCW: Fatuma Abdullah Representing black girls with Akiki dolls
Aug01

WCW: Fatuma Abdullah Representing black girls with Akiki dolls

Born out of a mothers quest to empower her daughter and other African girls, Fatuma Abdullah’s creation – the Akiki doll, is helping to create a positive self-image for African and black girls. “When my daughter started crèche, she came home one day and said, ‘mama I want my hair to be straight’ and I looked at her and said no our hair is not straight, our hair is curly, and then she was like yeh but I want my hair to look like...

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OYAMA BOTHA: Importance Of Education And Being Educated
Jun27

OYAMA BOTHA: Importance Of Education And Being Educated

By: Nosipho Ntombela Forced by her childhood to be disciplined is 23-year-old Oyama Unathi Botha, a Masters student in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Born in the Northern Cape, and raised by her grandmother along with her close cousin, Botha told SA Bloggers that she had a lovely childhood that forced her to be disciplined. READ: Blogger Oyama Botha Bagged A Scholarship To Fund Her Dream “We...

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