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Women In Science Awards: Keynote Address

Women In Science Awards: Keynote Address

KEYNOTE ADDRESS WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARDS (WISA) CEREMONY HILTON HOTEL, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 13 AUGUST 2015 DR MAUREEN TONG   The Programme Director, Ms Leanne Manas, The Honourable First Lady Madame Bongi Ngema-Zuma, The Minister of Science and Technology, the Honourable Mrs Naledi Pandor, Other Ministers and Deputy Ministers present, The Director-General of the Department of more…

Thabo Afitlhile: actor, entrepreneur and orator

Thabo Afitlhile:  actor, entrepreneur and orator

Black Diamonds speaks to a man who has pursued every avenue that his talents have offered him. A Future Leader and Force to be reckoned with, indeed! BD: From what we have read about you, it seems you have accomplished a lot already in your life, so we are really curious to know how old more…

A Journey Towards a Dream Regardless of Circumstance

A Journey Towards a Dream Regardless of Circumstance

Black Diamonds online spoke to an inspiring young man. Here is his story and journey of hope in his own words: My name is Tebang Ntsasa, and I am 24 years old. I am currently residing at an informal settlement called Holomisa Camp, in Klipspriut, Soweto. I am the last-born at home from a family more…

It Took a Village…Nqobakonke Ndaba’s story

It Took a Village…Nqobakonke Ndaba’s story

Oftentimes getting ahead requires a helping hand and we all have a role to play. Nqobakonke Ndaba shares his journey to a varsity education at the University of the Witwatersrand. BD: So, just a bit of background; where are you from? NN: I come from Gingindlovu in KwaZulu Natal. I grew up in Harding, raised more…

Sisters Doing it for Themselves

Sisters Doing it for Themselves

The 2014 Johannesburg wine show at the Sandton Convention centre brought together different wine makers, large and small. Black Diamonds went to speak to an interesting group of ladies at the Walmart wine stand. “We would all love to own land to make the business work for us.” Libby Petersen Elizabeth Petersen started 15 years ago more…

Hidden Gem: Sikelelwa Alex Msitshana

Hidden Gem: Sikelelwa Alex Msitshana

Alex was born in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth to Amos Mthuthuzeli, Yali, a Reverend of the AME Church and Vuyelwa Joyce Yali, a qualified teacher. Early on in her life her parents would unfortunately divorce and her mother moved them to Johannesburg where she later took on her mother’s surname Msitshana. She would more…

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough

Born in the rural area of Boschfontein, Mpumalanga, fashion designer Wetive Nkosi spoke to Black Diamonds Magazine. WN: I was raised by my sister because our mother was working away from home spending all her time selling fruits and vegetables so to earn a living for her 7 children. Although it was tough, it became more…

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