Experiences

Event’s Review: A Parisian instant with Nicholle Kobi

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Weeks ago, I was surfing on one of my favorite blogs xoNecole when I came across an article titled: “Meet the French illustrator who is all about sisterhood and black girl magic”. Reading through the article, I discovered that I was familiar with the illustrations of the featured lady, Nicholle Kobi. I have seen them on Instagram but never thought of the person behind them. I quickly browsed her website and I saw that she was touring Africa. And she was scheduled to stop in Johannesburg, in August. Since I didn’t know much about her, I’m glad I checked her event out.

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‘She Talks’: Soeur, Leve-toi’s first event in South Africa

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On Saturday 19 November 2016, I was invited to attend the very first event hosted by the Johannesburg members of the  Congolese charity organisation ‘Soeur, Lève-toi’. It is a Non-Profit Organization run by Congolese young women based all over the world (USA, Europe, and Africa). The goal of the N.P.O is to mentor and uplift the youth of the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly the underprivileged.
The event, named ‘She Talks’ was an opportunity for their two South-Africa based representative (Maliyamungu and Sara) to introduce us to their organization and its vision. They also talked to us about their Malaba scholarship program, who has successfully sent its first recipient  to school, in Kinshasa. (more…)

Baking Bread with Babette

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One chilly winter morning my friends Fina,Tania, Elodie and I headed for the even colder Johannesburg downtown’s trendiest precinct, Maboneng for a Bread workshop with Babette.

When I received in an email from my ex-colleague Babette about the next workshop dates to her famous artisan bread workshop, I decided I was not going to miss this opportunity. Babette Van der Walt is a Wits Law graduate who in the middle of her studies started to bake as a way to unwind and relax. Thus she discovered a passion for baking. After her graduation, she traveled to Vermont in the USA where she got an apprenticeship with a French artisan baker master. (more…)

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