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Remembering the Inauguration of South Africa’s First Democratic President: Mandela

23 years ago on this day, the continent celebrated the swearing in of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Pretoria as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Mandela’s inauguration followed the historic first multiracial democratic elections held the previous month where about 22 million South Africans voted propelling the African National Congress (ANC) into power. As an African, how significant is this historical day to you?

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#WCW The Miracle Doctor: Dr Helena Ndume

Omoakhuana Anthonia once remarked that, “The greatest purpose in life, the greatest achievement one could ever have in life, the greatest satisfaction one could ever get in life can only be found in the service of others.” This is the case with our woman crush Wednesday today, Dr Helena Ndume a Namibian ophthalmologist who has dedicated her life to restoring the sight of over 35 000 people in Namibia free of charge. Let’s meet Dr Ndume.

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Meet Musa Saurombe Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate

At 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable feat. She joins a list of elite record breaking young scholars that have wowed the world. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.

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Africans Wow at The London Marathon

Greetings from London where a record 40,000 runners took part in this year’s London Marathon and our Kenyan counterparts gave an impressive performance winning both the women’s and men’s race. The race was an African affair in terms of winning with Kenyans and Ethiopians taking the top spots. We say a hearty congratulations to our fellow brothers and sisters from the continent.

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WCW: Nyaradzo Mashayamombe on a Mission to ‘Tag Lives’.

Nyaradzo ‘Nyari’ Mashayamombe (36) is a musician and activists who is the Founder & Executive Director of Tag a Life International (TaLI). The last of eight children, Nyari is also a Reagan Fascel Alumni, Vital Voices Alumni, Community Solutions Board Member and Alumni who holds a Masters in Development, BBA Marketing among other qualifications. Nyari who has bagged awards for her work on the rights of girls is our #WCW today. She speaks to TIA’s Vimbai Chinembiri about her work and life.


South Africa: First Black Woman Commander of a Military Cargo Plane

Today we celebrate South African 31 year old Nandi Zama, who has become the first black woman commander of a military cargo plane in the South African Air Force. Zama who joined the Force straight from high school is not keen to celebrate the African and female part of her achievement as she believes her achievement is where a person should eventually end up in an organisation and that femininity is an enhancing factor and not a limiting one.