When I first heard that Cindy Crawford was releasing her own skin care range my immediate thoughts were, oh know, not another celebrity out to make a fast back by putting their name to a third-rate skin care product. “We must study our African indigenous traditions in order to understand and to evaluate our cultural, situation now. Many of us remain African at a deep structural level. A study of our traditions will reveal that they rival any tradition past or present, and that we have valid options for world view, values and practices, which are suitable for us today, with appropriate modification. Thus in South Africa now it is very expensive to be poor. It is the poor people who stay further from town and therefore have to spend more money on transport to come to work for the White people; it is the poor people who use uneconomic and inconvenient fuel like Parafin and coal because of the refusal of the White man to install electricity in Black areas(Today they use paraffin because it is now sold and those who cannot afford it use the fuel to cook and warm up. The Apartheid goons did a good job of destroying so much information when the ANC was taking over, that I have begun my own way of gathering all types of images about Africans here in Mzantsiâ€¦ I have, as I stated early, begun collating cultural photos. I have not yet gotten to the fashionistas of Mzantsi, as yet. The images of the greats you talk about from Frederick Douglas to everybody in-between, is the same here. I once talked about Mpanza, and if you check out his photo, even riding his horse, he was immaculately dressed. So that, what I am saying to you is that, we, under Apartheid suffered a distorted, disfigured and ugly image about ourselves bandied by the White intelligentsia. 1974 A Whites-only team defeats a Blacks-only team (2-0) in the Embassy Multinational Series at the Rand Stadium.3 June, Mr. Norman Middleton, president of the South African Soccer Federation, is refused a passport to attend a meeting of the International Football Federation (FINA) in Frankfurt on 11 June. He had refused to give an undertaking to the Minister of the Interior that he would do nothing to harm South African sport at the Frankfurt meeting. He said he considered the issue of a conditional passport to be blackmail.â€14 October, The Minister of Sport, Dr. Piet Koornhof, says in the House of Assembly that the Government’s aim is to move away from discrimination in sport, disclosing that a champion of championsâ€ soccer tournament would be held, probably in February: White and non-White clubs could take partâ€. Further, he invites the major cricketing bodies for round table talks on their problems. He confirms that a Black boxer would meet a White boxer for the South African championship. Under specific questioning, he replied that the Coloured Proteas could play against the Rugby Springboks any time.6 November, The executive committee of the International Football Federation (FIFA) rejects an Ethiopian proposal to expel South Africa. It decides that the matter can be dealt with only at the next congress, during the Olympic Games in Montreal,in 1976. South Africa remains suspended, meaning that foreign players, not teams, can still be imported to South Africa. FIFA decides to send a delegation to South Africa early in 1975 to investigate conditions.
1956 Minister of the Interior, T. E. Donges, articulates the first apartheid sport South African Football Association (SAFA) changes its name to the Football Association of Southern Africa (FASA) and, due to pressure from FIFA, deletes the racist exclusionary clause from its constitution. Stephen Kalamazooâ€ Mokone and David Julius become the first Black South Africans to sign professional contracts in Europe, with Cardiff City and Sporting Lisbon respectively. It would be laughable really, if Cindy Crawford’s Skin Care range was a load of rubbish, but the truth is, it’s not. The products are well thought out, cheap in comparison to other skin care products and early indications show that Meaningful Beauty’s range of products actually deliver on their promises, and who’d of thought that the humble melon would be at the heart of it’s success. Unlike other skin care products Meaningful Beauty enhances the latest skin care science and a secret formula that significantly helps in rejuvenating the skin, and of course with the help of a special melon, helps combats the obvious signs of aging too. When Fu-Liau visited Bahia Brazil, he was shocked to discover Congo descendants who still maintain their traditional ancestral cultural customs; far more authentic than what is practiced in the Congo today. He was startled after being invited to observe secret education systems which proved to be virtually identical to his own initiation in the Congo years ago; initiations long since destroyed by the colonials. Evening wear was a uniform of sorts, a standard outfit consisting of matching tailcoats that we know today as the white tie dress code. The tailcoat became the great equalizer and was adapted into the outside world. Etiquette was now prevalent not just as forms of chivalry towards women which existed for many centuries. But it was now a kind of common courtesy afforded to men within your inner circle. It required men to dress up when in the company of others. Attire was no longer primarily used as a means to peacock but was now a symbol of gallantry used to show others that their company was important enough to warrant a gentleman’s finest apparel. This means that leaning was done through the word and action required in relation to the spoken and oral traditions and meanings That African South African culture, customs and tradition were not valid nor exist because they were not written, then this is debunked by the the facts as doled out by Ong that, “Writing, commitment of the word to space, enlarges the potentiality of language almost beyond measure, restructures thoughts, and in the process converts a certain dialects into ‘grapholects: a ‘grapgpolet’ being a transdialectial language formed by deep commitment to writing: writing gives a ‘grapholet’ power far exceeding that of any purely oral dialect”quoted above-and re-quoted again.