Today, you don’t have to be a princess or a multi millionaire to be able to dress up nicely. 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 … Read the rest

Women all over the world tend to own more pairs of shoes than their men counterparts. The most common types of material used in making a surfer necklace are hemp, leather, and waxed cord. While hemp is the most popular and very durable it is not the most comfortable to wear, especially at first. The good news is hemp is relatively cheap a looks great. Leather on the other hand is also commonly used, but does not usually give that natural appeal that other materials such as hemp and waxed cord give. Waxed cord is one of the best types of necklaces to choose for a surf necklace because not only does it look very similar to hemp, but is very comfortable and will not hurt your neck like hemp might until it gets broke in. Most of the cords are made from high quality material, and sometimes even hemp, … 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. They are worse, the ANC, because it is people like us: Africans. I have written a length about this motley crew of cabals that dominate the ANC, and the ‘Corruption Debate’?! above, is more like watching the ANC spokesman’s mealy mouthing his way out of the shenanigans of the ANC, lying, obfuscating, distorting and seamlessly trying to present the ANC as a viable Government Other Tape on Apartheid, is covering Apartheid from the 1950s just to get a flavor of what do we means by Apartheid. “Regardless of our understanding of the diverse ways in which European system of education typically failed African people, Africans continue to be dependent on the European approach; an approach that carries no high expectations … Read the rest

Can you ever think of going out of home without wearing a pair of shoes? If we see us as different and as ‘tribes’, other Nations will take our everything because we are too busy outdoing, out besting, pulling each other down like crabs in a barrel, they will own our everything, whilst we look on in puzzlement as to who the authorities about our culture are-but it will not be us the indigenous of South Africa. If one gets to have a holistic look at our cultural photographs or listen to our music and watch our dances, one is awestruck by this magnificent culture, so variable, and yet uniquely similar and the same-One Nation Of Africans In South Africa dotting the whole landscape of Mzantsi-like tentacles-interconnected. REMEMBER: Take time to study other cultures. Learn about ” Cultural Exchange ” and ” White Privilege ” to formulate a deeper understanding … Read the rest

Unlike women, men are usually less fussy when it comes to clothing but you must spend time and even become fastidious when selecting the wedding suit. 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 evolve a strategy toward our economic … Read the rest

A man values the opinion of a woman about him. South of the forest, in the tsetse-fly-infected savannas, the agricultural system was built around two fields a year; one cleared in the gallery forrest and another in the Savanna. Cereals were dominant and the complex was completed by hunting rather than trapping. In eastern and south-eastern Africa, as well as in South-Central Africa, food production was based on stock-raising and agriculture centered on the growing of millets, sorghum or finger-millet. Instead of accepting negative impacts of our multiple-ethnicity that we protect at our detrimental we play the blame-game and stick to a victim-mentality Most Africans know their past but it does not affect their action or how they relate to each other in their difference in languages. I regard all the Bantu (the so-called black as African) regardless of their nationality, creed or political affiliation. ‘Pliz’,misinterpreting my word, right. Put … Read the rest

At the mention of “mens underwear” most people picture white briefs, old-fashioned long-johns, or perhaps some boxers with a fun pattern on them. Kawaii is another Japanese street fashion that has been accepted all over the world by teenagers. The term which means ‘cute’ is translated to this style in the form of extremely feminine clothes like short skirts and t-shirts with cute cartoon characters emblazoned on them. Understanding how history shaped our present and influences as it affects and effect and infects us in formulating the future is important. Understanding how things got to be the way they are is of prime importance in deconstructing the imposed amnesia regarding African history, culture, customs, traditions, languages and practices. The way the new elite is not paying attention to this fact in South Africa, merely hows us a people who are under “orders” to allow the imposition of cultural imperialism on … Read the rest

Born is a leading manufacturer of comfortable and stylish footwear for men, women and kids. This was Dumile Feni’s work titled ‘Going’ done by charcoal on paper. This work by Feni remains the most prestigious item that this small gallery and its curators are proud off. It is a piece of South African history. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR ESSENTIALS MAKEUP BRUSH SETS WILL BE BACK IN STOCK TOWARDS THE END OF NEXT WEEK IN PLENTY OF TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. Occasional wear is another factor that dictates the number of shoes a lady must have. Unlike men, women tend to have a specific shoe for a certain occasion. There is the girls’ night out shoe, the bedroom boot, the winter pairs, the office pairs and many other. This, however, has been explained as a way through which a woman is able to feel confident and bold. (29) The political context of … Read the rest

Jeans are trousers that were made from denim. “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 starch octenylsuccinate, a kind of aluminum salt. This substance has been approved for use in cosmetics, subject to … Read the rest

The popular trend that people are following these days is to wear designer outfits. That will mean real independence and freedom, bodily, spiritually, intellectually, and within the cultural, customary, traditional practices, without anyone peeking over the shoulder and telling one what to do, how to do it, and why. Diop counsels: “Historical circumstances now demand of our generation that it solve a felicitous manner the problems that face Africa, most especially the Cultural problem. “Thus, culture, though a product of the actual lived experience of a people — the primal source of much of their daily personal and social activities, their forms of labor and its products, their celebratory and ceremonial traditions, modes of dress, art and music, language and articulatory style, appetites and desires — it is essentially ideological in nature based as it is on shared beliefs, customs, expectations, and values. Salman Rushdie explores the ideological hegemonies that … Read the rest