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 the languages, customs, traditions and cultures of the Africans in South africa. Also, the burgeoning of the Township of Soweto set up what came to be known as South African soccer by various teams. Below is the Historical Timeline of soccer in south Africa. At the center of the New African Movement was the metamorphoses and phenomenology of the historical consciousness of the New African. That the ideology of New Africanism necessitated the creation and making of the New African Movement which in turn gave expression to the philosophy of ‘New’ African Nationalism is indicated by two journalistic pieces written by two important members of the New African intelligentsia. In “Leaders Of African National Congress Must Reconcile Differences”, Pixley ka Isaka Seme notes: “The African National Congress is a new movement which is being implanted in the heart and blood of the Abantu people. All nations have national congresses of their own which help mould together the spirit and the good will of those nations. Applying just two coats of this product on clean nails and repeating one coat for the next 5 days has given many people relief from weak nails. The nail polish needs to be removed on the 7th day and the entire process has to be repeated 3 times to get the best results. You can thus see visible improvements in your nail condition within 25 days. Complement this product with the Revitanail oil that has been specially formulated to provide the required nourishment and you will notice that your nails are much tougher than before. • All men must try picking up mens black shoes that match well with any kind of shirt or pant. The design or style of the footwear must go well with any kind of men’s apparel. So, having written so much above in this above to try and make the point that Africans in South Africa are one nation, with one culture that is diverse, and various customs and traditions that are one, I will embark on using visuals and audio to make my point, at this juncture in the Hub.
The 58-year-old Mr. Moosa is a rarity these days—someone of Indian descent involved in South African soccer. When he broke onto the scene in the early 1970s, Mr. Moosa played in a separate league for “coloreds” and Indians. Because of his ball-handling skills and light complexion, he was recruited to join a white team. After his first game, though, league administrators took a closer look at the person playing under the name Arthur Williams. They expelled him. For us to recognize ourselves, is to take some serious lessons from the short histories, dance and music videos with the cultural dress in full display to be of one people, Us. We are not tribes nor have we ever been tribes, but we were indoctrinated by Apartheid to think and refer to ourselves as tribes-we helped the regime ‘disappear’ ourselves, nation and culture by using the jargon from the Master in talking and referring to ourselves and our culture in those demeaning and dehumanizing terms without us being aware what we are really doing to ourselves. One cannot listen to the cultural musical videos, the short history and observe the cultural performances with the jaundiced eye of our former oppressor and detractors. Still, a ray of hope emerged with the stabilization of the Brazilian currency and the rapid decline of inflation in the mid-1990s. Estimates suggest that some nineteen million Brazilians moved from the working poor to the lower middle class. For the first time these people had money to spend on consumer goods; those who remained poor also benefitted from stable prices and were better able to afford staples such as meat, chicken, eggs, and beans. It is these traditions that African chroniclers have to critique, and if a need arises, work had on improving them so that they square up neatly with contemporary challenges that are facing African people globally, and south Africa in particular. Understanding our own indigenous socialization practices will enable and help us to have a clarity of purpose and a better vision to move forward into the future as a united African Family. Traditionally, varied rituals address every occasion in African traditional life. The rituals provide individuals with an opportunity to stand before the community for naming ceremonies, enstoolment ceremonies, initiation rites, harvest festivals and other times to link and collectively give thanks to god, the ancestors, and nature. These rituals, customs and traditions, and the purposes for them, are common in Africa and the Diaspora. They provide an opportunity to promote community unity, to outline purpose and expectations, to reinforce the positive aspects of the culture, and to acknowledge the power of the Creator-as envisioned and conceived by the African people.