Thandiwe Konguavi


Thandiwe Konguavi is an award-winning journalist who was born in Zimbabwe and has received honours from the Canadian Church Press, the Canadian Association of Black Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association Canada. She is a web writer and editor of First Person columns at CBC Edmonton. She is also the digital producer of CBC's docuseries, Black Life: Untold Stories, debuting on CBC Gem and CBC-TV in October. Reach her at

Latest from Thandiwe Konguavi

Alberta amps up 24-hour wildfire-fighting capabilities with added nighttime helicopters

New helicopter water-bomber crews here in Alberta are equipped to fight wildfires in the dark.

Police, family plead for information in unsolved 2009 death of First Nations woman in Edmonton

The family of a First Nations woman who was killed in Edmonton over 14 years ago held a news conference Friday with Edmonton police. 

Firefighters battle wildfire near Edson, Alta., after natural gas line rupture

A natural gas pipeline rupture Tuesday morning in west-central Alberta has sparked a wildfire. TC Energy activated its emergency response procedures after it was notified about the incident involving its Nova Gas Transmission Line in a remote location 40 kilometres northwest of Edson, Alta.

Alberta village fights to keep ice rink open despite drop in minor hockey enrolment, increased costs

The Holden Agricultural Society, which looks after the local arena, was set to cancel its ice season this year — but only as a last resort. The community is trying to find a way to make sure that doesn't happen.

Alberta's police watchdog investigating after man pursued by officers falls through river ice

Alberta's police watchdog is investigating after a man fell through ice on the North Saskatchewan River while being pursued by police in Edmonton early Tuesday. 

Why this Alberta-born oncologist is sending cancer cells to space

Dr. Matthew Strickland, an oncologist and researcher born in Leduc, Alta., is leading a NASA research experiment to test the effect of microgravity on cancer cells in the hope of developing new treatments back on earth.

Edmonton school boards keeping students inside during partial solar eclipse

As millions of Canadians head outdoors to catch a glimpse of a solar eclipse as it crosses North America on Monday, students in Edmonton schools will be heading indoors.

City officials vow to investigate dog attack in south Edmonton that killed 11-year-old boy

City officials are promising to investigate how two dogs were allowed to remain in a south Edmonton home where an 11-year-old boy was killed by the pets Monday, after previous attacks inside the home were reported to animal control officers.

Alberta volunteer among Canadians trapped in Haiti

A man from Alberta volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti is among those trapped in the country, as violence continues to spread in the Caribbean island nation. 

Amanda Parris takes important Black conversations off social media and into the real world in new series

Season 1 of For the Culture explores home and belonging, the challenges Black leaders face at work, public education and more