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[Video] Do beauty contests reduce women to their appearance?

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 2 October 2015

[Video] Do beauty contests reduce women to their appearance?

Our latest in the series of youth news reports for the eNCA news channel focuses on beauty contests. Do they promote the idea that women should only be valued for their appearances? Live SA contributor, Kgorula Bitterhout, interviews beauty contestant Tshepiso Mokgodi, beauty pageant judge Rachel Watson, feminist writer Della Gwala and members of the...

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Madness is yet to bloom #StopTheNonsense

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 11 September 2015

Madness is yet to bloom #StopTheNonsense

Renowned thespian, danseur, chanteur and philosopher Christopher Maurice Brown once said, while announcing the coming of spring “Why would I ever turn my back on what we had? Oh girl you always bring that first day of Spring”. With the dreaded Game of Thrones-esque winter finally coming to an end we will once again be...

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Young person to watch: Karabo Mokoena

by: Rebabaletswe Shai - 13 July 2015

Young person to watch: Karabo Mokoena

I was at a party in the East of Johannesburg some time ago where the place was filled with interesting young people. But only one person left a lasting impression on me, even though I hardly said a word to her the whole night, because of her gorgeous hair. I later found out that her...

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When beauty really goes skin deep

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 2 April 2015

When beauty really goes skin deep

A 22-year-old woman in the United Kingdom was infected with HIV after a seemingly hygienic manicure using standard tools and liquids. This is a rare case and definitely shocking. By not following up on how hygienic the tools we use in salons can put our lives in danger. Do you bother asking yourself just how...

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Life Hack: Easy nail art by Chi Chi

by: Sinayo Twani - 1 October 2014

Life Hack: Easy nail art by Chi Chi

Creating a nail art design is easier than you thought but requires practice and patience.  Nail artist Chi Chi Xu shows us easy steps on how  to create nail art. Check the video below.   Follow me on Twitter: @Miss_Twani

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“We are here for the light-skinned girls”

by: Sinayo Twani - 10 September 2014

“We are here for the light-skinned girls”

Most of you would have heard the term “yellow bone”, a word used in pop and urban culture to describe light-skinned black women, whose fair skin people consider more attractive. What most people don’t know is that the term “yellow bone” falls under colourism. It’s not to be confused with racism, which is differentiating between...

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The Hair Issue

by: Nqobile Mkhonza - 5 September 2014

The Hair Issue

The importance of hair is a topic that has become synonymous with women. Long, short, natural, relaxed, coloured or store-bought… By now, we have all become accustomed to how important hair is to women. What we rarely ever do though is think about/discuss men’s relationship with hair. Is it because we assume that they don’t share the same affinity for...

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Winter Beauty Tips

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 15 April 2014

Winter Beauty Tips

It’s that time of the year that we dread the most. Where Saturday afternoons spent at Neighbourgoods Market sipping on craft beer are now spent on the couch with a blanket sipping on tea. Where crop tops and short shorts are replaced with corduroys and polo necks (Okay, maybe not corduroys. That’s a fashion crime!)...

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Beauty as an opinion

by: Contributor - 25 March 2014

Beauty as an opinion

Words by Kets Mamabolo Hollywood has its crushes that are as erratic as Cape Town’s weather, however when a large amount of noise was made about a certain African actress I took notice. My thoughts were running wild…How long before they bring her looks into it? Are they praising her because she’s African? It didn’t take...

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EXTREME MEASURES FOR BEAUTY

by: Zizo Ntuku - 15 January 2014

EXTREME MEASURES FOR BEAUTY

Throughout history, women and men have gone to extreme lengths to look good. Sometimes even at the cost of their health. Here is the list that made us raise our eyebrows:

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