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The lockdown is hard on everyone. TV Personality, Minnie Dlamini has had to come to terms with the loss of her brother since it has started.
Minnie’s brother Khosini died last year in September after suffering from a brain aneurysm and was placed on life support. He died shortly surrounded by family.
She has since spoken only briefly about how the loss has affected her life.
On Monday she revealed that the national lockdown imposed to help curb the spread of Covid-19 had forced her to deal with the loss and all the pain it brings.
Having work to distract me was the biggest blessing but you can't run away from your problems forever. This Lockdown has given me too much time to think especially about losing my brother…and I'm not coping 💔💔💔 The pain is unbearable! I don't know what to do, kubuhlungu 😭
— Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini) March 30, 2020
“The pain is unbearable! I don’t know what to do, kubuhlungu,” she said.
Love and Light to you Minnie.
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has finalized the process to identify beneficiaries of a R150 million relief fund, set up to assist artists and athletes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The criteria for accessing this support, the identification of beneficiaries and the mechanism through which the relief fund will be managed has now been finalized in consultation with SASCOC [South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee] and the CCIFSA [Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa] for the different sectors,” said the department in a statement.
The finalization of criteria will also assist technical personnel and the core ecosystem that supports them to soften the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on their livelihoods.
NEWS: R150-million relief fund to the arts sector amid #Covid19inSA@ArtsCultureSA Minister @NathiMthethwaSA has announced a relief fund aimed towards assisting artists, athletes, technical personnel & the core ecosystem to soften the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/XslGB2eI17
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) March 30, 2020
Our favorite illustrator,Karabo Poppy, has an on-going portrait series for her Instagram followers during the lockdown.
Karabo has been having a whirlwind of a year after becoming Africa’s first female to have her own Nike collab.
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Portrait Series ft Lebron James 🧔🏾🇺🇸. @KingJames posted a video of himself wearing the Karabo Poppy x Nike Air Force 1’s and I was beyond honoured to have such an incredible athlete with such strong ties to culture and aesthetics wearing something I designed honouring the African Aesthetic and honouring my home. Thanks @kingjames! — — — #KaraboPoppy #Illustration #Portrait #PortraitSeries #WomanInIllustration #DopeBlackArt #LebronJames #Lakers #AfricanAesthetic #SouthAfrica #Johannesburg #Basketball #Nike #Pattern #Behance #ZigZag
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Portrait Series ft. @HaneemChristian 👩🏽🇿🇦. A truly brilliant creative mind. I love how we instantly connected from when we first met and through time got to as share our mutual thoughts and appreciation for duality within our identity and embracing our otherness. Love how beautifully Haneem honours queerness, spirituality and representation in both her work and how she approaches life. Blessed to know you fam ✊🏾! — — — #KaraboPoppy #PortraitSeries #Illustration #Pattern #Halo #HaneemChristian #WomanInIllustration #SouthAfrica #Johannesburg #DopeBlackArt #Vector #Behance #Typography
We thank her for her time and effort, we are loving it. Stay home, stay safe.
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