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.
On 19 September, African People’s Convention (APC) MP Themba Godi took to Twitter following a meeting in Limpopo, tweeting: “There was enthusiastic endorsement of APC policies to abolish provinces and the name Azania for our country.”
This follows calls by civil organisations and Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa in June this year to rename the country to something other than its geographic location.
The name proposed by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) is Azania, an Arabic word meaning “Land of the Blacks”.
Speaking to Stephen Grootes of 702, PAC General-Secretary Narius Moloto explained the reasoning behind the suggested name, stating: “Azania is the… Read More
When exploring this vast and diverse country, you’re bound to come to understand the nuances that make South Africa such a captivating place. One such quirk that makes Mzansi unique is the nicknames we’ve given some regions. From the Mother City to the Friendly City, here are the stories behind the names.
Bloemfontein, the City of Roses
Not only is Bloemfontein South Africa’s judicial capital, it’s also home to the country’s spectacular Rose Festival. And when directly translated from Afrikaans, “Bloemfontein” means “fountain of flowers”.
Johannesburg, the City of Gold
While the origins of the name “Johannesburg” are still a topic of debate, the… Read More
Rough Guides has released the top 20 most beautiful countries in the world as voted by the travel publisher’s readers. Its travel guides cover 120 destinations worldwide and it boasts over 60 000 subscribers.
At the top of the list is Scotland, thanks to its “wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles”, which are a few of the highlights that make up the beauty of the UK’s northernmost country.
More and more South Africans are moving to estates and gated communities, according to a 2015 report by Business Techand the primary reasons include safety and affordability. Challenging economic times are another reason that more people are deciding against living in stand-alone homes and choosing sectional ones instead.
One of the most important things that many people think about when they decide to relocate is the location of the home and its proximity to schools and amenities.
AfrAsia Bank’s Top 10 Residential Estates in South Africa report profiles the best estates across the country, looking at a number of factors, such as… Read More