Designer clothing and designer jeans are manufactured by high-end fashion designers, high-street stores and independent designer boutiques. Africa’s independence struggle has returned some measure of autonomy to African hands. But the winning of that autonomy left still unaccomplished is africa’s total liberation from western political, economic and cultural hegemony. It still leaves unattempted the construction of a revitalized African society. Our task today, if we wish to protect Africa from new and more deadly imperialisms, is clearly to make her a first-rate power of the kind demanded by the particular world in which that power must be won and exercised. This is important because while literature always communicates universal human qualities or illuminate archetypes, they differ slightly from one geography to another (Ipcizade, Lecture Notes, 2013). Thus, coming from differing geographies, each expression of a single human archetype will always be a little different. This is really important because while multicultural literature addresses the same aspects of human experience across all cultures, each individual culture expresses that same archetype in their own unique style, thus readers come to learn the importance of perspectives in relation to universality. One of the things that the Hub above was attempting to do was to bring some form of awareness to the People of South Africa that they are One Nation and One People. I have written within the article various issues to point out to that aspect of things: That the Africans of South Africa are not separate “Tribes” but One Nation with a very diverse Culture, Language, but that of One Nation and One Africans of South africa have been told for many years by their colonizers and the Apartheidizers that they are not one monolithic group, but a group of different “Tribes” at odds or warring with one another. This may sound not much of a problem to those who read these lines here, but, this has had such an adverse effect and affect on the people of African descent in South Africa that Unity is very remote for them, and most of them still believe and live under this indoctrination that they are different and they they are Tribes. The value of a painting is not necessarily the true value of a painting. Art collectors drive up the price by bidding against each other. One important factor is authenticity or who owned the masterpiece prior to selling the piece known as provenance. One billionaire collector commented that some pieces ‘resonates like nothing else’. Art collectors say that buying art is an addiction and they are looking for their next fix. The painting – White Center by Rothko sold for 72 million dollars in 2007. At that time it was most expensive painting sold. Some art is not shared and remains in private collections. They usually surface again in the art world if it is up for sale. The value of some art is only affordable for billionaires, some say that art prices are ridiculous and are not worth the amount that it was paid for. Much art is viewed as an oddity and confounds many people. But it also brings much joy, excitement and a cultural connection to an artistic piece.
Cultures are not monolithic They are very complicated so, study more than one area (e.g., languages, dialects, food, rituals, customs, etc.). I used all the synonyms above because they clearly describe our miserable, decrepit and wretched condition, given that our country of Mzantsi is the richest in Africa, in so many ways, and we are at the bottom of any end and every development and progress that is taking place in our country, and we stand by the sidelines and watch other people, who are not of our land, become better, rich, educated, and successful. Although vest designs have been around for a long time, hundreds of years in fact, they have seen a resurgence in popularity, for both fashion design and utility. If you are a fisherman, a boating enthusiast, or an old hippy with a love of the 60’s, someone is designing a vest for your needs and desires. The perceived split that was consideration to have resulted in the birth of Black Pirates was fiction. There never was a split, although the question of whether or not to affiliate to National Professional Soccer League was a hot topic at the time. This was never the reason for the collision course that Dave Motsamai and Orlando Pirates Football Club found themselves on. By the 1980s, activists commonly organized themselves into soccer squads to confound the regime. They could travel easily across international borders, and matches represented a valuable source of money for underground anti-apartheid organizations. Peter Alegi, a historian and author of African Soccerscapes, told me that as early as 1944, the revenue from soccer matches was being handed over to the ANC. Patson Banda, a former player for the Orlando Pirates, remembers one game that was played across the border in Zimbabwe in front of more than 100,000 paying fans. Again, the ANC received the proceeds collected at the gate. Even so, when cultures come into contact with each other, destruction and construction are inevitable. In fact, cultures that come in contact with each other destroy and construct each other ambivalently. It’s an odd paradox but it is the always the mark of change. Different cultures in communication can lead to a weeding out of certain traditions, adaptions of new ways, transferring of foods and goods, inspiration for styles or stories by looking back into the past or observing the present, new perspectives on politics, religion, and philosophy, collaboration on global projects for business or science, and even warfare for those cultures that have incompatible or irreconcilable beliefs or ways of life. Cultures in contact will always lead to destruction and construction in one or more manifestations: political, economic, religious, ideological.
“It is difficult to kill the African heritage. There remains, in spite of the superficial cultural similarities between the ‘detrabilzed’ and the Westerner, a number of cultural characteristics that mark out the detribalized as an African. I am not here making a case for separation on the basis of cultural differences. I am sufficiently proud to believe that under a normal situation, africans can comfortably stay with people of other cultures and be able to contribute to the joint cultures of the communities they have joined. Through no short means the contributions by an entire race to the history and popular culture of America have been ignored, covered up, and obscured. The African American race has not only had their accomplishments taken away but have been reduced to simply that, a race, a pseudo-scientific category and nothing more. This has led to a ideological split in an already subjugated people, one that through the efforts of talented men and women has been brought now to a national stage of discussion. Beauty skin care products that are chemical based are filled with chemicals that are harmful to the skin. It does give back results very fast, but the fact is that at later stages, it will cause other skin disorders. You skin starts showing signs of ageing like appearance of wrinkles, sagging etc when the collagen and elastin levels get depleted. You should take care in not using products that contain collagen in it because collagen cannot be taken into the body through the skin. It’s not every day your very early alarm clock is an interview with an Oscar-winning actress whose career has spanned three entire decades, (basically my whole life) after breaking through in the 1980s at 22-years-old with the TV show Bangkok Hilton and the movie Dead Calm. Nicole has since nailed every single genre going, from musicals , namely the aforementioned Moulin Rouge!, to superheroes films Aquaman and Batman Returns, and deep dramas including The Hours, Lion and Bombshell, to TV hits Big Little Lies and most recently, The Undoing (more on that later). In further proof that the 53-year-old has literally done it ALL, Nicole has even featured on her own No.1 single, Somethin’ Stupid opposite Robbie Williams – and it’s still a bop. Lest we forget. It is common to see some women who will cling to the products that they always use. It is maybe because they are effective even if they need to reuse the products once every six months. They might not also be aware if the ones that they are using are composed of chemical substances, which could be harmful to their skin. Maybe they are happy with the temporary result and are not bothered to take a second look to check for chemicals.
The 58-year-old Mr. Moosa is a rarity these daysâ€”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.
The only useful conclusion to be drawn, so far as the origins of most of the present Africans of southern Africa are concerned, are that their ancestors evolved from mingling of indigenous Stone-Age stocks with successive waves of Bantu(African) migration from the north; that these migrations became important at least fifteen hundred years ago; and that they were numerous and powerful, along the banks of Limpopo, from the beginning of our own millennium and probably a good deal earlier (Davidson). The newly elected ANC officials have made it their focus to address their subjects(those who voted for them) in English, that in the end the English language ominously pervades the day-to-day speechifying done by most African people in all the strata of their beleaguered society. This is like the African ruling elite expects their polity to replace their different language and opt for English as a medium of instruction and dialogue- thus replacing themselves, their languages, cultures. customs, traditions, and practices. Soccer kept countering apartheid – white teams knew that to test themselves they had to play against the black teams, and unofficial games became more and more common. The truth became obvious: The white league was second class. Few were surprised at its collapse in 1977. Sono, when he returned from his lucrative stint alongside PelÃ© in the New York Cosmos, made a very political statement in 1982 apartheid South Africa – he bought the white soccer powerhouse, Highlands Park. “From their life experiences, a group develops a set of rules and procedures for meeting their needs. Or, it is the “historically created designs for living, explicit and implicit, rational and non-irrational which may exist at any given time as potential guides for the behavior of man. If you eat healthy, you are going to have a high standard of fitness and a healthy body. This in turn has an effect on your skin. There is no doubt that a healthy diet promotes a healthy body. If your body is healthy, its immunity levels are optimum, which helps it combat various skin problems such as acne, changes in skin color and tone and various other serious skin conditions. Your body remains naturally hydrated and you develop immunity against various health conditions that can also affect your skin in many different ways. Distortions, lies, debasement and put down of Africans have been part of the Apartheid mantra whenever it came to histories and other issues affecting and effecting and relating to Africans of South Africa. Biko succinctly captures this reality above.