Does Mamkhize Have a Snake?

Mamkhize, the businesswoman, is the proud owner of an approximately 8-foot-long black snake. The public got a glimpse of her exotic pet during her family’s reality show, Kwa Mamkhize. While some viewers accused her of using the snake for black magic to accumulate wealth, Mamkhize refuted the rumors and asserted her genuine love for animals, especially snakes.

The exposure of Mamkhize’s snake on the show generated mixed reactions among viewers. Some claimed that her wealth was connected to the snake, echoing previous controversies where celebrities were accused of using snakes to gain riches through black magic.

It’s worth noting that other South African celebrities, like Gigi Lamayne and Zodwa Wabantu, have also been associated with snakes, but not necessarily for sinister reasons, as some individuals keep them as pets purely for enjoyment.

United Nations Young Leaders Online Training Programme 2023

United Nations Young Leaders Online Training Programme 2023

Unlock Your Leadership Potential


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers an exciting opportunity for young leaders to enhance their leadership potential through the Young Leaders Online Training Programme. Established in 1963, UNITAR aims to improve the effectiveness of the UN and its member states by providing training and knowledge-sharing events worldwide.

Event Objectives

With an estimated 1.8 billion youth aged 10 to 24, the largest generation in history, young people have the power to drive social progress and inspire political initiatives. UNITAR recognizes their potential as agents of change and offers a tailored online training programme to empower global youth to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive impact.

Learning Objectives

The UN Young Leaders Online Training Programme equips participants with knowledge and skills to understand today’s complex world and become effective global leaders. After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain key components of the United Nations system and its agencies.
  2. Understand the importance of conferences in addressing global issues.
  3. Develop essential negotiation and communication skills across cultures.
  4. Identify challenges and opportunities related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  5. Adapt values and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

Content and Structure

The 4-week e-Learning course is implemented on UNITAR’s e-Learning platform and includes 4 modules:

  1. The United Nations
  2. Conference Diplomacy
  3. Negotiation Skills
  4. Cosmopolitan Communication

The course is self-paced, requiring 4-6 hours of study per week. Participants will engage in reading material, multimedia files, and discussion boards. Additionally, there will be live-webinars and e-workshops facilitated by UN experts to complement the learning experience.


The programme is designed to be highly interactive and participatory, offering exposure to policy practitioners and diplomatic settings. All components will be conducted online through UNITAR’s e-Learning platform and Zoom. Participants from different time zones can attend live components in the afternoon Geneva time.

Targeted Audience

The Young Leaders Training Programme is open to anyone involved in international affairs aspiring to take on leadership roles and build knowledge and skills related to the United Nations and International Geneva.

High school and university students, young professionals from the public and private sectors, and young-at-heart senior officials are encouraged to apply. Registration is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.


Registration for the programme is open until 20 July 2023, and the programme will take place from 24 Jul 2023 to 20 Aug 2023. The registration fee is $750. At the end of the programme, participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion.

For more information and to apply, visit

Additional Information

UNITAR will be responsible for the overall design, coordination, and implementation of the Young Leaders Training Programme. Participants must ensure they have the necessary hardware, software, and connectivity for online training activities.

In addition to the online programme, UNITAR offers a subsequent field visit to Geneva. For more details, visit the provided website.

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