MaXhosa’s Laduma Ngxokolo commissioned by MoMA, New York

Laduma Ngxokolo, renowned fashion designer and founder of sought-after knitwear brand MaXhosa, continues to transcend boundaries, both locally and beyond our shores. He’s been commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York to provide a piece for its exhibition Is Fashion Modern?

Ngxokolo took to Instagram to announce the news. Other international brands that will feature include Levi’s 501 jeans, Converse All Stars and Nike.

“Got commissioned by @themuseumofmodernart to create a modern example of what I think the future holds for the prominent Aran knit that originated in the late 1800s in Ireland, among 100 fashion pieces,” Ngxokolo wrote.

The exhibition will be…
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MaXhosa’s Laduma Ngxokolo commissioned by MoMA, New York

NO PLACE LIKE BED-STUY, New York

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn must be New York’s hottest neighbourhood with the coolest people. From the striking, 200-year-old brownstones to several streets recently winning “Greenest Block in Brooklyn”, the neighbourhood has attracted an influx of artistic millennials and young couples, as well as many black-owned businesses that reflect the area’s prominent African-American and West Indian heritage.

Ban Leow, a Malaysian resident of Bed-Stuy since 2007, knows the charm of the area well and enjoys working locally at the luxury real estate firm, Halsted. “I love the architecture, the mix of cultures, including the hip-hop culture and jazz. I moved here for the…
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NO PLACE LIKE BED-STUY, New York

MDC takes swipe at Mugabe’s NYC trip

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe for attending the UN Oceans Conference that opened in New York on Monday at a time when the Southern African country’s economy is floundering.

Mugabe (93) took two Cabinet ministers and his wife, Grace, with him, among an entourage of senior government officials. MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the nonagenarian should have remained in landlocked Zimbabwe to address a myriad of problems affecting the country.

“It’s a total embarrassment; Zimbabwe is a small landlocked country and the nearest ocean is the Indian Ocean, which is about…
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MDC takes swipe at Mugabe’s NYC trip

Namibian tribes lodge case against Germany over Genocide

Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in the 20th century’s first genocide.

Between 1904 and 1908, around 100,000 Herero and Nama people were killed by German colonial leaders in South West Africa, now known as Namibia, when the territory was a German colony. German settlers, with the explicit consent of German colonial authorities, seized about one-quarter of Ovaherero and Nama lands between 1885 to 1903. Tensions eventually boiled over and in early 1904, the Ovaherero…
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Namibian tribes lodge case against Germany over Genocide

Popular world destinations & the best time to see them

We all have travel bucket lists of places in the world we’d like to explore. You may have been inspired by a TV show, fallen in love with them after reading a novel or are simply intrigued by the name. To make your dream holiday come true, and for the best experience, a good place to start is to find out what time of the year is the best time to go.

Here are some of the best times to visit a few of the most popular destinations in the world and why.

New York, America

If you’re on a modest budget, the…
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Popular world destinations & the best time to see them

Dom Pérignon & Michael Riedel present VINTAGE 2006

Dom Pérignon, at its heart, is all about the Power of Creation, the art of patience and intriguing transformations. Today Dom Pérignon’s Vintage 2006 has reached its First Plénitude*. A moment in the life span of the wine when Dom Pérignon’s creator – Richard Geoffroy – finally decides the champagne is ready to face the world for the first time.

Renowned German artist Michael Riedel is known for his affinity for transformation and the collaboration with Dom Pérignon sees a dramatic meeting of the minds where the “idea of transformation” is expressed both visually, via Riedel’s distinctive limited edition box…
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Dom Pérignon & Michael Riedel present VINTAGE 2006