Monthly Archives: September 2014
I have read your post and given it much consideration. I should perhaps start by saying that I am a white male who was born and raised in Durban. My heritage is non-Afrikaans, but I am not sure that that makes me ‘English’. I am however English speaking. There are a few issues raised that I would like to share my view on.
It is true that that I am of European descent. My ancestors (mostly in 1820) arrived in South Africa and committed atrocities against black people; enslavement, Apartheid, etc. I was born in the early 1990’s into a privileged life. I will never be able to understand fully what the people of this country went through, the oppression and the humiliation. You will always have my sympathies for what happened.
I would like to talk about identity. I believe that I am African. I might not…
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Food for thought
Owing to this concept of Braai Day, I am forced to have this honest and somewhat uncomfortable conversation with you. I had hoped that since you have grown white people, they would teach you better…but they have not.
Let’s start at the beginning……my dear white people, you are not descendants of this land called Afrika. Afrika has its own children that it has birthed and nurtures.
It is written in the history books (which your people wrote) that you came from Holland, France, Britain, Spain…..all these are European countries.
The moral of the story is….You are descendants of Europe.
You are the children of Elizabeth, Hitler, Bismarck and others that built their legacy on stealing lands and making people slaves.
Indeed this is not necessarily a history one would be proud of, but it is what it is, and you are now in a position to ‘Do Right.’
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STYLE FASHION WEEK AFRICA PRESS RELEASE
STYLE FASHION WEEK AFRICA
Date: 26- 27 September 2014
Time: 18:00 -22:00
Venue: Museum Africa, 121 Bree street , Newtown
Style Fashion Week Africa is a fashion show that aims to promote and help designers and models all over Africa to enter the fashion industry and sustain their brands through collaborations and mentorships from other fashion lovers from all over the world. Style Fashion Week Africa also aims to celebrate our heritage as Africans and to learn from other Africans.
Our vision is to keep our heritage alive, there is a need to practice it every day. In such times, fashion is the best way to celebrate our heritage 365 days a year. We want to see the new generation of South Africa and Africa as a whole proudly wearing clothing with cultural features. Young designers from Swaziland, Durban and Johannesburg will be showcasing their heritage inspired ranges from the 26th- 27 September in Newtown. Style fashion Week Africa has not only engaged models from other provinces, but also models from Namibia as well.
The beneficiary of Style Fashion Week Africa is Hospie Toys, a charity organization started by a 21 year old Mosa who spent most of her life in hospital suffering from a kidney disease. Having seen what it feels like to spend most of your life in hospital, she decided to collect children’s books and toys and donate them to children in hospital.
Style Fashion Week Africa will have : Designer Stalls, Great Fashion Labels on the runway, Cash Bar, DJs, Poets, Singers , Dancers, Celeb Judges and may more
For tickets contact
Carl Jaro has once again landed another exciting project. He is set to host Afro-K a TV show that aims to promote young fashion designers in Haiti. Afro-k will run from 19 October to 2 November 2014.
Afro-k ‘s mission is to develop sewing in everyone, they aim to develop innovative forms of meetings, promoting the multicultural approximation of creators and the public. Afro Caribbean Fashion is said to offer a space of reflection and an intercultural encounter with the creators.
The winner will receive the title of Best Designer in the Caribbean and will also showcase their designs in all the Fashion Weeks of the Caribbean including Haiti Fashion Week. Not only the winner benefits from the show, the Top finalists will also showcase in Haiti Fashion Week.
Afro-K is passionate about helping the young designers create their brands and be able to compete on an international scale through proving training to them.
In speaking to Carl Jaro about his role in Afro-K he sounded very excited about it being his first time presenting a TV show in his country. He has high hopes for Afro-K and he personally cannot wait to start working with the talented fashion designers from his country.
On his plans: He tells me that he is going to star in a movie after Afro-K (Though he cannot say more about it) What is even more exciting is that he plans to produce a modeling pageant in Paris ( I hope I crack an invite to that one). Carl is truly an ambitious and hardworking man.
For more information check out: GRANDS PRIX MODE AFRO.K on facebook
For candidates visit : http://www.mode-afro-caribeenne.fr/