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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Sanet Oberholzer

Sanet is a South African currently living in Pretoria. A lover of people, coffee, food and art, she has an appetite for the beauty in life. She also enjoys reading and photography and travels as often as she can. Always eager to explore and meet new people, she believes in being open to new challenges and embracing life with all its possibilities and opportunities. With an academic background in politics and international relations but no stranger to writing, Sanet has recently discovered the world of telling stories and sharing ideas as a staff writer for Ayiba
Latest Posts | By Sanet Oberholzer
Africa’s Season of Famine?
3 weeks ago

Africa’s Season of Famine?

Since the beginning of the year news headlines have been threatening that famine is, once again, imminent in Africa. In February the United Nations formally declared famine in parts of …
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The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)
2 months ago

The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)

Uber has become a commonly-used verb in everyday language. It’s no longer strange when watching a series to hear someone explain that they “ubered” to arrive at their destination. This …
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Pap Culture is bringing South African Swag to YouTube
2 months ago

Pap Culture is bringing South African Swag to YouTube

YouTube vlogging trio Nwabisa Mda, Thembe Mahlaba, and Bongeka Masango have been “changing the documented narrative of African youth culture” through Pap Culture, their proudly South African YouTube channel – …
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In Step with Rudi Smit: South African Dancer and Choreographer
3 months ago

In Step with Rudi Smit: South African Dancer and Choreographer

Based in Cape Town, choreographer and dancer Rudi Smit recently became a viral sensation when he choreographed his own take on a music video to Megan Trainor’s “Me Too” video. …
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#CareerGoals: Getting a life sentence commuted by President Obama
4 months ago

#CareerGoals: Getting a life sentence commuted by President Obama

Piriye Anga, an international lawyer from Nigeria, recently commuted a client’s life sentence, changing the course of one man’s life. Ayiba’s Sanet Oberholzer spoke to this inspirational woman about her …
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Into the ‘I of Africa’ with Model & Media Maven, Aina Fadina
4 months ago

Into the ‘I of Africa’ with Model & Media Maven, Aina Fadina

Having graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in the hopes of becoming a medical doctor, Aina Fadina has become a successful model and innovator behind the digital series I of …
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Are you living below or beyond the “Beauty Standard?”
4 months ago

Are you living below or beyond the “Beauty Standard?”

When I was still at school my mom and I bumped into a black lady we knew in the mall. Happy to see us, she asked how we were and …
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The Quarter Life Crisis: Stuck Somewhere In-Between
4 months ago

The Quarter Life Crisis: Stuck Somewhere In-Between

The quarter life crisis is a real thing. It’s something I’ve been grappling with recently and the more I spoke to people, the more I realised that they, too, are …
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Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”
4 months ago

Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”

South Africa has developed a history of xenophobic attacks. As a South African it pains me to say this but there can be no denying what has played out over …
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Attend the South American Business Forum 2017
5 months ago

Attend the South American Business Forum 2017

During the time I spent at university I made a glorious discovery: academics is not just about studying and writing exams, it is about travelling and discovering as well. Conferences …
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