What January Crunch?

By Joan Semanda. I’m no financial expert but at the start of January 2016 I promised myself that I would not go through another ‘January crunch’. I’d spent the 2015 festive season spending money like there was no tomorrow and, like the years before, January came around and I was low on money and pinching […]

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ToyiToyi Toys: Finding Beauty In Darker Dolls

Jennifer Blaine, the young founder and entrepreneur behind the startup company ToyiToyi Toys, which designs and manufactures a range of darker skinned dolls in South Africa, spoke with ElleAfrique about how the shortage of black representation in the worldwide toy market inspired her to start her company. For her, the idea came about while reading […]

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Are You A ‘Tea Bag?’

Article written by Ibtihal Ahmed. Eleanor Roosevelt – one of America’s greatest First Ladies – once said, “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” One cannot help but wonder how well this powerful quote resonates with African women who, according to professor and […]

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Sophia Bekele: Connecting Africa, Inspiring Youth

By Divine Muragijimana It’s not everyday you meet a woman who just makes you want to become a better you. Even if you know you’re a hustler, there are people in your life that will just push you, by essentially being rock stars, to become a better and more excellent version of yourself. One of […]

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