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By EyeWitness News KWAZULU-NATAL – The death toll from the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 448. The latest figure was confirmed by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikala a short while ago. This comes as Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the international community had rallied behind South Africa as it battled the aftermath of deadly storms. Government declared a national state of disaster over the severe weather that has led to the latest number of deaths in KwaZulu-Natal alone. Relief efforts have been underway to find shelter for displaced people and to recover the bodies of… Read More

Durban-born musician Mira Calix has died, aged 52

Mira Calix has died, aged 52. The ‘One on One’ electronic musician – who was born Chantal Passamonte in Durban in South Africa -has passed away, according to her record label. In a statement, Warp Records wrote: “We are devastated to learn about the death of our dear Mira Calix.” “Mira was not only a hugely talented artist and composer, she was also a beautiful, caring human who touched the lives of everyone who had the honour of working with her.” They praised the ‘Absent Origin’ creator – the first female to sign with them – and her work for… Read More
team4dfiDurban-born musician Mira Calix has died, aged 52

Diaspora Insurance Team in South Africa visits Cradle of Humankind

What a great and refreshing time:  The Diaspora Insurance team took some time out to nurture team building and bonding through sightseeing visits, dining, games, and more. The team together with the CEO of Diaspora Insurance Jeff Madzingo took some time off in February of 2022 to refresh and reflect after a very successful 2021. Diaspora Insurance’s peace of mind ethos does not just apply to customers. The company wishes peace of mind to every human being and more so to the staff. “Charity starts at home and we foster a peaceful and happy working environment knowing very well that… Read More
team4dfiDiaspora Insurance Team in South Africa visits Cradle of Humankind

South Africans in the UK Get Together

South Africans in the United Kingdom had an enjoyable night on Saturday 26.02.2022. They held a 60s/70s soiree in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Since this was their first time to come together as a community since the COVID-19 pandemic, they appropriately named the event Van Toeka Af – meaning since the beginning or for a long time or way back, in Afrikaans. They wanted to take their community to the beginning, before COVID, when people were free and enjoyed life to the fullest. The CEO of Mzanzi Ltd, the organisation that put together this event, Mr. Joel Sedumedi, explained that older… Read More
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South Africa radio personality Kuli Roberts dies

Fashion tabloid journalist, host, and television presenter Kuli Roberts has died. She was 39 years. According to reports in the media, she died last night around 10 pm just before a radio interview.   Condolence messages have already started pouring in even though a number of people are still skeptical of the news. Here are some of the condolence messages that have started pouring in; About Diaspora Insurance Diaspora Insurance is the provider of the bespoke Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, a funeral policy that pays cash within 24 hours of providing the required documents in the event of death. You… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance sponsors Miss Africa Great Britain 2021

It was a Friday evening in east London. It was getting dark and chilly. A snaking queue of excited people is forming outside the grand Royal Regency Hall in Manor Park. Security was at the gate, checking tickets and issuing wristbands. Inside, the hall was even grander, with huge golden chandeliers hanging from the decorated high ceilings. Beautiful African vibes filled the hall. It was the Grand Finale of the Miss Africa Great Britain 2021. 17 finalists from 17 African countries were competing that night and one of them was going to be crowned the Miss Africa GB 2021, not… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance steering the Miss Africa Great Britain event

Diaspora Insurance is proud to be sponsoring the finals of Miss Africa Great Britain 2021. The event with contestants from various African countries will take place on the 5th of November in London at the prestigious Royal Regency Hall, Contestants were drawn from UK residents of African origin, countries ranging from Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia,  Mozambique, DRC, Eswatini, Namibia, and many more. “As Diaspora Insurance, we are only playing our party in contributing to community initiatives involving the Diaspora communities,” said Diaposra Insurance Director, Dr. Sibert Mandega, Diaspora Insurance is… Read More
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Shona Ferguson Passes Away … Africa robbed of a film icon

According to Sunday World, Connie Ferguson’s husband, Shona, has passed away. Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon. The media mogul was admitted there last week after suffering from chest pains. It was later discovered that he had heart problems and he underwent a major heart operation. A source to the family confirmed the matter. “I can confirm that he just died. Connie is busy with the funeral arrangements,” said the source. Attempts to solicit comments from Connie drew a blank as her phone, understandably, just rang unanswered. Earlier this week, Sunday World reported… Read More
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How fathers of African origin are coping in the Diaspora – Unpacking the challenges

IT IS Fathers’ Day this Sunday, 20 June. Fatherhood is not only a blessing and a full-time assignment that transcends time but an eternal calling. Are the diaspora fathers living up to the challenge or are they caught in a conundrum of socio-dynamics eroding the ‘head of the house’ power-base? Is traditional fatherhood under siege and being debased by a silent socio-phenomenon? The diaspora fatherhood challenges are immense and to unpack the evolving challenges, a panel of experts will on Saturday 19 June at 7 pm UK time tackle the issues head-on as a part of celebrating Fathers’ Day. Hosted… Read More
team4dfiHow fathers of African origin are coping in the Diaspora – Unpacking the challenges