The older we get the more we’re concerned about our appearance. The design of the suit must go well with your personality. You must bestow attention to the style and cuts and were something trendy as fashions keep changing. The Zulu people have 3,000 words for the different colors of the skins of their herd. Cows are given as a nexus of building relationship with other peoples or to those one is marrying into, the consultation of the herbalist and spiritual healers has the same practices, approach and beliefs attached to them, how children are brought up, the care of the pregnant and sick, the games children play, the preparation for war, circumcision practices, customs, culture and rites, the respect for the maternal side of families and societies, the laws and rules of and for the shepherd-boys, their laws for the Kings, how they managed and distributed and regulated different … Read the rest

Looking after your skin is one of the most important things you can do for your body, and this becomes truer the older you become. Performance Arts. Music is not just entertainment in Brazil, it has been called the “soundtrack” of national life. Brazil gave the world samba and bossa nova, but other musical traditions—batuque, forró, maxixe—are less well known outside the country. Like so much of Brazilian culture, the country’s music borrows from its three cultural elements, although in the musical realm it is the African tradition that has the largest influence. While Brazil’s musical energies are mostly focused on popular, not classical, music, the country was also home to one of the world’s most esteemed neoclassical composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, who made imaginative use of folk themes in his best known composition, Bachianas Brasileiras. The fact is that it still remains a language that is spoken today by the … Read the rest

Fashion is a new trend that is commonly used in different areas, but mostly it talks about the latest clothing and accessories trends. In the hallowed halls of the Northeastern Ivy league campuses, new trends emerged beginning with the trad style. Like the tuxedo, the trad style adopted the traditional style of the suit but was an effort to allow young men to rebel against the strict dress codes they viewed their fathers as having. Despite these dress codes being far more relaxed than anything throughout history, the Ivy league students felt they needed to revolt. Some of us are at loss as to what to do and say given the seemingly overwhelming reality we are immersed into. Many of us,Africans here in Mzantsi, opt-out of our responsibilities to stud, learn and act upon our acquired knowledge. We are simply happy to cost our artificial posts in life, and pass … Read the rest

The terms “Natural” and “Organic” seem to be spreading like wildfire across the store shelves nationwide, creating a lot of confusion about what it really means to be an organic skin product. While some cities in southern Brazil swelled with burgeoning immigrant populations, other immigrants, especially Germans and Japanese, established themselves in isolated rural communities. In many small towns and rural areas in the South and Southeast during the 1920s and 1930s, children were educated in German or Japanese and Portuguese was rarely spoken. But when it was disclosed that the German government was aiding anti- government groups in Brazil, the Brazilian authorities ordered the closing of schools in which the principal language of instruction was not Portuguese. Reading up further on Bantu, one learns more from him when he says: “Being part of an exploitative society in which we are often the direct objects of exploitation, we need to … Read the rest

For some people a great time means having a party, then for others it is just being themselves and watching the latest movie or reading a book that they like. Both men and women have a lot to do throughout the course of a day. Many work forty or more hours a week while trying to find the time to live a healthy lifestyle. But whatever the occasion might be, there is always the right way to dress, and a better way to dress. The history of the group was given greater emphasis at this level, and a clearer distinction made between the real and mythological. Farm education was now stepped-up. The youngster was taught classes of soil and the kinds of crops appropriate to each, soul culture, the role of the weather, the rainy seasons and the work cycle, plowing, sowing, harvesting and pets” on which months and seasons-ciscussed … Read the rest

Designer clothing and designer jeans are manufactured by high-end fashion designers, high-street stores and independent designer boutiques. Do we early understand the present-day technology and the machines(gizmos it has spawned and still emerging as I am speaking?) There is also this confusion and misperception as if culture in South Africa cannot be merged with the modern technologies and its machines, and that we are a hopeless and lost backward cause and people. Due to the rising interest of women in their clothing and the brands making their clothes, there has been a tremendous increase in the textile industry manufacturing women’s clothes. However, fashion changes with every coming season and seasons change every couple of months; thus it is a challenge to the manufacturers to keep making the best of the designs which are able to attract the women during all the seasons with the same interest as ever. Although men’s … Read the rest

These days, you can find a wide array of best facial moisturizer – or at least you will find many creams and lotions marketed as such. “American and British magazines and Wilfred Sentso’s local publication ‘African Sunrise’ kept African Jazz enthusiasts informed about overseas trends and personalities. They could see and hear African American performers like Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, Johnny Hodges and Duke Ellington. They could some of these musicians in films such as “Stormy Weather, ‘Cabin In The Sky’ and ‘Black Velvet’. Reason #2: The healthy skin benefits of a natural ingredient seem to be cancelled out by other ingredients in the product. For example, there’s one very popular skin firming moisturizer you can find in most beauty stores today. It contains seaweed extract, a natural substance which has been proven to rejuvenate skin. BUT at the same time, the product also contains aluminum … Read the rest

Clothing can be divided into many kinds. Cecilia Busby’s analyse of South India and Melanesia found that, despite their similarities, there were many intrinsic differences in how they defined and categorised people. In South India gender is fixed, based on obvious bodily differences between men and women. While in Melanesian the definition of gender is not purely concerned with physical differences, rather, definitions depend on how people act and what they do. All parts of life therefore contribute to gender definitions such as ‘appearance, attributes and work’ (Busby. 1997; 267). In South India men are defined as being able only to act in a male way while women can only act in a female way. Men and women though do need each other to help define themselves as they ‘most effectively demonstrate and enact this gender difference in transactions with each other’ (Busby. 1997; 269). In Melanesia though gender cannot … Read the rest

Men usually wonder what takes so much time for women to dress up but they end up realising that all their wait is worth it because when women come out dressed, they not only look perfect but beautiful in their own ways. The only useful conclusion to be drawn, so far as the origins of most of the present Africans of southern Africa are concerned, are that their ancestors evolved from mingling of indigenous Stone-Age stocks with successive waves of Bantu(African) migration from the north; that these migrations became important at least fifteen hundred years ago; and that they were numerous and powerful, along the banks of Limpopo, from the beginning of our own millennium and probably a good deal earlier (Davidson). The newly elected ANC officials have made it their focus to address their subjects(those who voted for them) in English, that in the end the English language ominously … Read the rest

Oily skin can be difficult to deal with but with the right products and techniques it can be managed. “However, what I want to illustrate here is that even in a pluralistic society like ours, there is still some cultural traits that we can boast of which have been able to withstand the process of deliberate bastardization. These are aspects of Modern African Culture – a culture that has used concepts from the White world to expand on inherent cultural characteristics. ‘The Modern African Culture’ is fast becoming our modern culture. A culture of defiance, self determination, self assertion and group Pride and Solidarity. This is far from the truth as far as archeological research and analysis cited above is showing. This Hub above and the one preceding it (“South African Culture, Customs and Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance against Dysfunctional Existence”) have asserted that the culture of South … Read the rest