Friday, February 7, 2014

Story Time, Artists Need Your Help, MBA Scholarship and Show News

Short Story Time with Andrew Verster


Bessie Venter, third wife of Bongani Smit of Spaarwater, Gauteng, says “we girls have decided that enough is enough. I am going to be the mother of his ninth child. It has got to stop.”

“Yes, imagine when they all have to go to school. Where will we get the money?,” Rose Ndlovu, wife two, says.. “I am a house-help and they pay me peanuts.”

“And who knows what he's doing on the side,”Alicia Khumalo, whom he married a year go, says.

Bongani himself refused to be drawn when interviewed by “The Mouthpiece.”

“There is something very animal about him,” Maureen Jacobs, The Mouthpiece reporter said, “He's no fairy.”

“We are taking bets on what the child will be called, Ingrid, Inez, Isabel, Ian, Izak, Ignatius...?”

“Whatever,” Bessie says, “The alphabet stops here.”

Andrew Verster is a world famous artist and writer.

Artists Need Your Help

Umcebo Design is making various large art-works and needs recycled materials.  They are looking for:
1. Empty 2l ice cream containers.
2. Old / dud CD’s.
3. Any leftover wire (any thickness).
4. Second hand cutters, players (any wirework tool).
5. Broken costume jewellery.

If you have any to donate – please contact Robin Opperman or Jackie Sewpersad. Their studio is in Glenwood, opposite the KZNSA Gallery – they would love it if you could pop them by the studio - they are 171 Bulwer Road.

Robin Opperman. Director - Umcebo Design - / Cell: 083 7933408 / Email: / Facebook: Umcebo Design | Umcebo Trust.

(Source - Publicity Matters) 

Edinburgh Business School offers a scholarship to study for a MBA

“Edinburgh Business School has been active in Africa for over 20 years and to celebrate this long standing relationship, we established The Africa Scholarship Programme in 2010. We are very proud to recognise and celebrate all of our graduates today. They emerge equipped with skills that will enhance not only their own lives but also the wider communities around them. All of the people we are recognising at today’s event have worked hard to secure their MBA’s and will no doubt go on to achieve great things”.
Graduating student Simon Peter Kavuma from Uganda comments on the opportunity and the impact the MBA and The African Scholarship Programme has had on his life:
“Receiving the scholarship was a life changing event, and it’s difficult to see how I would have studied for the MBA without it. My MBA studies have led to career progression and possibilities that would have been impossible without it”.
Recently appointed Deputy Chief Finance Office at Citbank Uganda, Simon believes that the MBA was an important factor in securing the new position.
Graça Machel, leading educationalist and wife of the late Nelson Mandela, comments on the scholarship programme:
“Scholarship programmes offer a wonderful opportunity for students from all over Africa to learn, gain and share invaluable technical, managerial and leadership skills, as well as obtain recognised qualifications. These skills are vital in our future leaders. I hope that as the Edinburgh Business School scholars graduate, they will continue to develop leadership which promote the conditions for the full exercise of citizen’s rights
including equity and dignity for all”.
In order to apply for a place on the MBA programme, students must be a national or resident in a sub-Saharan African country, have a university degree and at least two years of full time work experience. You can find out more here
For further details and guidance on how to apply to The African Scholarship Programme please visit
(Source - Ideate) 

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(Source - #7DeadlySins) 

Edition by +Fred Felton 

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