Jewelry and women are truly two words that cannot be separated. One thing about the cultural festivities and dress of Africans of South Africa, this includes Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland. These cultural societies have their brand of culture represented fully in South Africa. So that, like the Swazi festivities of the Reeds, the traditional dress of the women is part of the showcasing of the culture-you also find this amongst the Zulus, Vendas and so on. This about the cultural dress of women which ma be seen differently by different people, globally, once posted on the Web. We have become adept at scoffing and dismissing our cultural, linguistic, musical and other heritages that make us Africans of South Africa, and have become lackeys of other peoples around the world. We are a confused, scared and dumbed-down peoples. We of Mzantsi, have no sense nor direction of what is happening. We … Read the rest

Could the watch become obsolete? Concerning the matter on Wole Soyinka, in a recent letter to the Editor of The Times Literary Supplement , Chinweizu has effectively put that charge to waste, even winning the accent of a later English contributor. Concerning the matter in relation to Diop, Fage has been unable to dislodge the historical finds of Cheikh Anta Diop, precisely because they are irrefutable scientific findings. One thing is absolutely certain, and that is, contemporary European liberal historiography on Africa, at least large portions of it, is merely a continuation, though subtle and hidden, of imperial colonial historiography on Africa. This point needs to be paid attention to. We see a culture that is diverse and colorful, not a tribalized backward peoples. We have the same cultural or whatever practices, same language(Some of these were worked on some of my blogs now), the music, dances, traditional dresses and … Read the rest

When it comes to taking care of our appearance, nothing else will do but the best beauty products you can find. JM: It was in 1977. I was called to train with the team for a day and the following day I was in the starting line-up against Orlando Pirates. I was substituted at the interval. It was a bit hard for me because I was playing on grass for the first time and the pitch was very heavy. I joined them from Zola Black Gorillas. Girls’ fashionable accessories range from headbands, scarves and snoods to turbans, heavy, multi-row necklaces, multi-colored bracelets and obi belts. Girls can also look chic in winter wearing sexy long gloves with body con dresses or three quarter sleeved tops. Piled into three cars they drove to the Motsamai house. He was at home at that time when they raided his house and demanded from … Read the rest

Have you ever wondered how important it is to establish your skin type? You should only use creams that contain natural ingredients from natural sources. Avocado extract, grape seed oil, manuka honey, vitamin c, water are some of the best anti aging natural ingredients. (15) It is this sharp intelligence that C.L.R. James has applied with tremendous vigour to the historical and cultural problems that have faced Africa and the African diaspora. Perhaps only a small coterie of people would dispute the view that James’ book of 1938, The Black Jacobins, which is a historical masterpiece, is his greatest work. Though the book concerns itself with the events surrounding the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1803, the only successful slave revolt in human history, in an essay of 1976, “George Padmore: Black Marxist Revolutionary”, James indicates that the real reason for writing the book was to show Africans what they would possibly … Read the rest

Western boots, more commonly known as cowboy boots, have long been a part of the fashion industry. National Identity. A national culture was first formed by external powers through colonization. Even regional cultural differences emerged originally during the periods of mandate and trusteeship. A sentiment of common national identity is particularly strong in major institutions of socialization such as schools and during international soccer matches, visits by foreign dignitaries, and times of international dispute. Ahmadou Ahidjo, a Muslim from the northern city of Guider, who was president from independence until 1982, attempted to foster national integration by posting civil servants to areas outside their ethnic homelands. His successor, Paul Biya, is a Catholic of the Bulu (Beti) people of the South province. In 1983 and 1984, alleged coup attempts by those loyal to Ahidjo led to martial law and ethnic tensions between groups in the northern and southern regions. Since … Read the rest

If you have tried various products for skin care and can not find the ones that work for you, then you might need to buy some sensitive skin care items that will nourish and protect your skin. In a duo of booklets on Africa, which are not widely known and prefigure The World and Africa, DuBois deals with two central issues of African historiography which have found continuation in the historical works of Cheikh Anta Diop. These two nodes are: the contribution of Africa to world civilization and culture, and the reasons for Africa’s cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards. In these booklets of 1930, respectively Africa, Its Geography, People and Products , and Africa-Its Place in Modern History , he indicates the configuration of these issues. In one of the texts he writes: “Africa is an old and storied continent. When you are in fitting room, take your … Read the rest

A man values the opinion of a woman about him. Men’s jackets, coats, trousers, shirts and waistcoats of today would be recognisable to our forebears, whereas a lot of womenswear would be entirely alien. The suit, as we know it today, came into being In the late 18th century, when Beau Brummel, renowned dandy and friend of royalty, led the trend for matching coats and trousers. Some cultures have a code of etiquette that governs nearly every movement and dialogue, while other cultures are extremely laid back. Asian culture, in particular, tends to be governed by demonstrations of respect, while North American and Latin cultures are a bit more laid back. Before you have a meeting with someone from another culture, it is wise to familiarize yourself with that person’s cultural norms. Sometimes arriving five minutes early is expected while arriving late is a norm for others. This is not … 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. This is the ultimate feminine style – if you like this style you will be wearing mostly pink clothes and accessories and will use a lot of make-up. You will be dressing in skirts, dresses, and blouses with cute details like bows or ruffles, flounces and lace. The mens tie is probably the iconic mens fashion accessory. Its purpose has been lost to history, but the tie appears to have evolved from the tradition simple neck scarf. Now the tie is a fashion accessory must for dressy occasions and comes in all colors, patterns and sizes. In the late 1960s, the two most powerful clubs in the country were Orlando Pirates and Highlands Park, the latter then campaigning as Highlands Power in the all-white National Football League. … 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. This is a culture that is suited for technology for it brings vibrancy color, sounds, and various and the same languages, cultural dress bright colors, different styles, and of course, I like the fact that it has shown the knack to adjust to modern times and change in look, form and aesthetics-to all its people here in Mzantsi. This widely held belief in Korean and Japanese culture started in the 1920s, and although it is a myth that has been debunked several times since then, it has persisted in its popularity over the years. The Korean theory of blood type and personality can best be compared to the way westerners view zodiac signs. Just as your zodiac sign … Read the rest

When I first heard that Cindy Crawford was releasing her own skin care range my immediate thoughts were, oh know, not another celebrity out to make a fast back by putting their name to a third-rate skin care product. This comes with an arrogant chauvinism, in many personalities in our midst, that further dividers and shatters families and all times of relationships in the collective of African people-just because the man maintains their ‘triblalness’ and can only see as far as the their nose. The clinging to this ‘tribalist’ mythology is a self-defeating endeavor for our people to be in a position to envision themselves as a Nation. So that, by posting our various groups and elaborating on some, is one way of the African viewers of Mzantsi to see their culture with diverse as one Culture: in our case this means a heightened our prolific culture manifesting itself as … Read the rest