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

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. Children can sometimes feel that in learning a new language they need to also create a new ‘them’ showing how important language can be in how people view and identify themselves. In Africa great pride is taken in speaking African languages so it is not just language in itself that can help shape identity but also where that language is spoken and how it is viewed by the people around the speaker. Why should they be bothered with paying obeisance and respect to an ancient and decrepit useless African culture, customs, etc, when the world is modern and moving along in the 21 century. Yes, these people who ask these questions and many more are part of us, they are … Read the rest

These days, skin care experts and dermatologists alike promote the benefits of natural skin care. 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 … Read the rest

Today, you don’t have to be a princess or a multi millionaire to be able to dress up nicely. Every product you research should have a label. It is not always the gospel truth but make sure you examine it carefully. It should declare what ingredients and their proportions are contained in the product. If you not sure of anything, ask for help. The rule is, if you do not know what it is, do not use it. This is an uphill battle, but we are in it, on it and at it. We have books that deal and describe our culture written as early as the 1800, from which we can cull whatever we need for the 21 century, and make them suit the aims and goals of our communitiesI have cited a few above. We are writing original articles such as this one to slowly bring to the … 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

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