Fashion is a hot issue and clothing of various types are on the rise. As with any minority peoples, there is also the creolization of the native tongues upon the merging of different cultures. Rushdie describes how he and his siblings were able to cleverly amalgamate their native tongue and the language and meanings of the dominant culture to describe the adults they encountered. As a result, they came up with cute names to fit the characters of these persons. The other male tenants in his father’s building he conveniently referred to as Maharaja P and Maharaja B. In Hindi, Maharaja means prince.” Because Rushdie referred to them as princes, one would immediately assume that these were unmarried men of means. Just so happens, Maharaja P was a sporting man” of some royal lineage and Maharaja B was a businessman of questionable character. He nicknamed his nanny Certainly-Mary” because of … 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. 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 time in choosing the one … Read the rest

A man values the opinion of a woman about him. 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 types … 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. Certain styles of jackets, trousers, jeans, and footwear worn by boy bands in music videos have inspired a new league of styles in fashion. The attire sported by K-pop groups has inspired new trends in the glamour world. Boy band fashion trends are hugely popular among fans of k pop globally. Boy band merchandise is marketed in a big way and is exceedingly popular with young girls the world over. World-renowned media theorist and counterculture figure Douglas Rushkoff is the originator of ideas such as viral media,” social currency” and screenagers.” He has been at the forefront of digital society from its beginning, correctly predicting the rise of the net, the dotcom boom and bust, as well as the current financial crisis. The mod … Read the rest

People are becoming very conscious about their skin. Listening to the hubbub and linguistic sound systems emanating from present ay South Africa, one is struck by how African South African are allowing themselves to be Anglicized even though their programming may be for that particular language audience and content-controlled speech producing colonized thoughts. With the coming of the African-led government, we see this phenomena in some of the Kasi Slang emerging from the rural areas and far-flung and remote place where the same words used in the big metropoles, but with a different context and meaning suited for those regions in the hinterland. 1971The National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) launches the Keg League (later renamed Castle League), sponsored by South African Breweries. Pirates returns to the NPSL. Coloured and Indian players are not allowed to take part in the NPSA still. Bernard Dancing Shoes” Hartze, one of the Coloured affected … Read the rest

Getting old is uncontrollable and it seems, so are the signs that accompany it. Ageing is a good excuse if your skin begins to sag or if your wrinkles increase in number. “With many Africans having left their culture, we have been tricked into using the European ‘racial’ identity model, a model that places all of the emphasis for defining identity on the contemplation of pigment and other aspects of phenotype. When we become preoccupied with our “racial” or phenotypic features, we fail to consider sufficiently our vast cultural wealth which connects us to Africans around the world. This brings into focus issues about our culture. I have tried to show how Art and sports have developed, or was developing, and now it is not; i.e.e, both sports and art are now controlled by foreign companies band White-owned museums and show-rooms. Both sports and art have been taken out of … Read the rest

I am sure you will agree that finding beauty skin care products is not hard. 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 clothing is … 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

Fashion is a new trend that is commonly used in different areas, but mostly it talks about the latest clothing and accessories trends. As we have discussed above, the Nguni people have populated the areas of South Africa earlier than has been suspected, and their culture, no matter how this has been spun by historians and detractors of African culture, customs, traditions and practices are the same and have been so as far as the literature on this subject can reach into antiquity. The quality of boat shoes varies, however, and there can be quite a difference between shoes that have been truly designed for sailors and those that have been designed simply as fashion accessories but based on the same style as the boat or deck shoe. So interrelated are instrumental and vocal traditions that it is uncertain which is more basic to traditional musical development. It is also … Read the rest

The popular trend that people are following these days is to wear designer outfits. What does all this mean for and to Africans of South Africa today? It means everything-Where Everything Is Everything We can describe these cultural practices from our cultures in Mzantsi. Use of folktales-I grew up listening to all sorts of folk tales and ghost stories, and from them I carry within me the mores and morals of our communities; As a member of my family, extended and otherwise, I have been involved in and taking part in the sacred rites and practices of our family members; In the community I live in, I have been at, involved in and participated int eh cultural and ceremonial events where the whole community participated. 2004 15 May, South Africa is awarded the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Kaizer Chiefs crowned PSL champions for the first time. First, … Read the rest