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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Sanet Oberholzer

Sanet is a South African currently living in Pretoria, South Africa where she is completing her Honours degree in International Relations – her academic love. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and speaks English, Afrikaans, German and very basic Dutch. She is a lover of people, coffee, food, life, questions and questioning. She also enjoys reading and photography and travels as often as she can. She is always eager to explore and meet new people and believes in being open to new challenges and embracing the opportunities life presents. Apart from Ayiba, she finds herself busy with different projects, one of them being the research and publications unit of a charitable trust organisation based in Kenya that focuses its efforts on countering violent extremism.
Latest Posts | By Sanet Oberholzer
Pap Culture is bringing South African Swag to YouTube
6 days 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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?”
2 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
2 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”
2 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
3 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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Book Review: The Path Which Shapes Us by Lazola Pambo
5 months ago

Book Review: The Path Which Shapes Us by Lazola Pambo

The Path Which Shapes Us is a novel by South African novelist Lazola Pambo. The book follows the life of the protagonist, Clifford Malothi, an orphaned boy that was adopted …
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Unique Happenings in African Cities over the Holidays
5 months ago

Unique Happenings in African Cities over the Holidays

With Christmas in the air and a spirit of holiday on its heels, if you’re anything like me, you might be looking for something exciting to do during your days …
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