15/11/2010 # 08:15 # In Press - research # No Comment
Isaac Themba Mnguni interviews Victorine Ntambo about the ins and outs of her research on virtual communities, identity and the Cameroonian diaspora.
ITM: What are you currently studying?
VN: Honours degree in Media Studies.
ITM: What motivated you to go back to school?
VN: I obtained my degree in Journalism and Mass Communications some 10 years ago, in 1999 to be precise. I …
10/11/2010 # 08:41 # Impressing - entertainment and lifestyle # 13 Comments
For those who enjoyed music in Cameroon in the 1980s, 1990s and even today, Waka Waka is not equivalent to Shakira. Victorine Ntambo explains as follows.
The original Waka Waka – which is not different from the FIFA 2010 version – is known as Tsamina or Zangaléwa and was a hit in Cameroon in 1986. It was originally sung …
03/11/2010 # 08:49 # Express - current affairs # 5 Comments
Does age influence leadership skills and ability? Just how old must you be to lead effectively? Without any more questions, consider the following stats which recently circulated through email and in the ‘blogosphere’
Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal): age 83
Hosni Mubarak (Egypt): age 82
Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe): age 86
Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia): age 74
Rupiah Banda (Zambia): age 73
Mwai Kibaki (Kenya): age 71
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia): …
28/10/2010 # 09:55 # Impressions - my diary # No Comment
Victorine Ntambo discusses the many pressures of life in the 21st century which frequently lead to depression and even suicide.
The end of the year comes with so many challenges and responsibilities to mankind. Students and lecturers face the end of the academic year while workers are faced with financial expectations by the dependents. Some might fail their exams, others might …
22/10/2010 # 07:28 # Express - current affairs # One Comment
In a previous article, Victorine Ntambo analysed how mothers, sisters, heroines, mentors, siblings and friends in the teaching and nursing profession teach and strike. Now, she reviews how school children boycotted preliminary examinations shortly after the public service strike in South Africa. Did they learn from the striking women?
Everyone is aware that the public servants’ strike in the …
14/10/2010 # 10:20 # Express - current affairs # One Comment
Reuters recently reported that the worry of most South Africans is that three of their top four banks have a substantial foreign owner. As it stands, Standard Bank is 20 percent owned by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, while ABSA is majority-owned by Britain’s Barclays. Now there is an approved HSBC’s $8 billion bid to buy 70 percent of …
01/10/2010 # 13:40 # Impressions - my diary # 4 Comments
Jozi a city of crime and bad news only? Victorine Ntambo problematises the usual stereotypes about our city.
Ever heard of TEARS OF JOY? I write this note because I just want to shout out to South Africa, to Africa and to the world at large. There is love and care in South Africa and there are still some very good …
21/09/2010 # 08:42 # Express - current affairs # No Comment
Victorine Ntambo reflects on popular perceptions of the recent public service strike and the gender dimension of the protests.
We call them sisters. A very soothing title for a profession made up of a handsome number of women. Nurses all over the world – and particularly in South Africa where hospitals are under-staffed – work long, difficult hours, yet they …
21/09/2010 # 08:28 # Express - current affairs # One Comment
Victorine Ntambo reports on the recent bread protests in Mozambique and the global increase in food prices.
It is terrible for Mozambicans to die for bread. The prices of basic commodities and utilities have been on the rise across Africa – and possibly all over the world for some time now – but the average man’s salary barely increases. This seems …