Sassoon came to prominence in the 1960s as he pioneered the “wash and wear” look for women’s hair, basically freeing women from over-stylised, labour-intensive styles that dominated the 1950s. He pioneered an “architectural” approach to hairstyling, using geometric cuts and shapes modeled on the facial structure of the person he was styling. At the time, the approach was revolutionary.
What was the response from fellow residence mates when one Stellenbosch student had a break down? Call the campus security? Call the Counselling Unit? Not exactly… This morning’s Die Matie got the full scoop on the spooky goings on in Dagbreek two weeks ago, and we’ve got the full tale of supernatural terror, after the jump!
The Hawks raided the home of one Dawie Groenwald this morning, in an “uncapped asset forfeiture” (read: repo raid) worth an estimated R55 million. This is part of one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife cases involving rhino poaching and trade in their horns, and we’ve got photos from the raid, and the police statement, after the jump!
China is abuzz at the moment with pictures allegedly uploaded by a student at a high school in Hubei Province where learners are given amino acids on IV drips to help them study, while they study!. The photos were uploaded to one of China’s many Twitter-like micro-blogging sites, and we’ve got a full gallery, and the official explanation, after the jump!
African Cup of Nations Local Organising Committee head, Mvuzo Mbebe, told reporters yesterday that Cape Town had not been selected as a host city for the upcoming AFCON because it “did not meet the criteria for hosting,” but did not elaborate quite where the Mother City fell short. Mayor De Lille has different ideas however…
Just as Twitter was cooling off from last Friday’s Jessica Leandra furore, another South African model (and also actress, apparently) called Tshidi Thamana (@tshditee) set the infernos of South African outrage blazing once more with a tweet she fired off in response to the Leandra debacle this weekend. But the biggest question on our lips is, who the hell is Tshidi Thamana?
Divisive comments on same-sex relationships and homosexuality by ANC MP and Head of the Congress of Traditional Leaders, Patekile Holomisa have drawn criticism from defenders of same-sex equality and caused the ANC caucus in Parliament to issue a statement distancing itself from Holomisa’s words.
With her name trending on Twitter, and most of the major news outlets having picked up the story, Jessica Leandra is having a pretty crap Friday thus far. Last night she tweeted a little bigotry that she may regret for a lot longer than it took her to respond to the backlash on her website. Her full apology, after the jump, but is it enough?
You cannot make this stuff up. FHM model and self-described “glamorous blonde of Mediterranean nationality, born and bred in South Africa” dropped a K-bomb on another shopper during altercation in Spar last night, and then took to Twitter with her bile. More of Jessica’s online foolishness, after the jump!
Remember last year when Table Mountain was voted in as one of the seven new “wonders of nature” after an extensive international voting competition run by the Swiss New7Wonders Foundation? Well an international audit has just confirmed the award, making the title official, but what does this mean for Slaapstad and our tourism industry?
The town of Taiji in Japan, made infamous by award-winning documentary “The Cove”, plans to repair its reputation by building a sea life park in the self-same cove where annually hundreds of dolphins and whales are herded, captured and slaughtered by local fishermen. More on this seaside slaughter after the jump. Images might disturb some readers.
Archbishop Tutu is set to deliver a commencement address at a Catholic university in the States this month, but his visit has drawn the ire of several Catholic groups who claim the Arch’s views are not a good fit for the institution that invited him. They have some petitions going, the University has yet to speak out, and we’ve got the full skinny on their righteous campaigning to stop the Arch, after the jump!
Yesterday, England’s Football Association announced the rather controversial choice of Roy Hodgson to take the reins of the national football team from Fabio Capello for the next four years. Hodgson has the experience of a long career in coaching behind him, but can he turn the fans and even the players to his side in order to recapture England’s long gone football glory days?
Troubled former South African Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sicelo Shiceka, passed away in an Eastern Cape hospital this morning after a long illness, according to an ANC press release.
One of Australia’s richest men, mining magnate Clive Palmer, has commissioned a Chinese state-owned company to build a replica of the H.M.S. Titanic, and is planning to launch Titanic II at the end of 2016. Our report will go on, after the jump!
The trial of ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor at the Hague has come to an end with a guilty verdict in all of the eleven counts against him after nearly five years of proceedings. Taylor is the first African leader to stand trial for war crimes at the U.N.-backed International Criminal Court.
Forbes is well known for cataloguing the world’s powerful, rich and famous every year, but they also produce a list of fictions wealthiest characters, drawn from TV, film and literature. Who’s on top this year? A hint, he’s no friend to a thatched roof. Full list of this fictional fortune foolery, after the jump!
Remember the auction of Khulubuse Zuma’s possessions we covered on Monday? Well, it appears Khulubuse Zuma has some more cars that the Sheriff of Verulam missed. Fifteen to be exact, hidden at a house owned by one of Zuma’s associates. We’ve got the details on the hidden luxury wheels, not to mention some more of Sarah Britten’s thoughts on the matter, after the jump!
In the wake of the tragic death of 20-year old Capetonian bodyboarder, David Lillienfeld last Thursday, the City of Cape Town has agreed to implement a shark spotting programme at Kogel Bay, where the young man lost his life.
Forbes.com released a list of Africa’s 20 most powerful business people yesterday (they do like a list over there at Forbes) and it wasn’t too hard to pick up a trend on the list of the continent’s commercial high flyers – no less than 12 of them are South African. Are we awesome, or what? We’ve got the full list, including our Mzansi business powerhouses, after the jump!
The South African Post Office is celebrating the 18th anniversary of our transition to democracy this Friday with a set of eight gorgeous new stamps designed by Lize Marié Dreyer, a third-year student at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Gauteng. We’ve got the full set of these philatelic fancies, after the jump!
Downed mining magnate and Presidential nephew, Khulubuse Zuma’s belongings are on auction in Verulam, KZN. We’re following Sarah Britten (@anatinus) on Twitter to get the low down on the high price of Zuma’s luxury living. All our favourite tweets and pics, courtesy of Ms. Britten, after the jump!
This weekend, Indian authorities announced that they planned to establish Assam tea as the national drink, celebrating the life and work of the man who introduced tea farming to Assam state, and also died trying to boot the British out. More of this hot cup of history, after the jump!
Spain’s King Juan Carlos finally issued an apology this morning for the hunting trip he took to Africa recently where he shot live game on a private reserve in Botswana, including elephants. The scandal might never have come to light if he hadn’t had an accident during the trip and had to be taken back to Spain for emergency hip surgery.
It’s hard to find a success story in the spiralling shit storm that is practically everything to do with the SABC these days, but SABC3 have bucked the trend a little, reaching into TV history for a programme that is turning their ratings nosedive around – and you’ll never guess who it is!
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s controversial new talk show is set to drop today at 13h30 South African time on a Russian digital news channel. Nothing this man does is not bent on overthrowing the way we look at our society and the world around us, so the first episode of The World Tomorrow should be a hefty serving of global illuminati conspiracy cray-cray realness. Check out Episode One, after the jump!
Seismic instability continues on the Pacific Rim this week with a magnitude 7 earthquake recorded off the coast of Papua New Guinea early this morning (just after 05h00 Australian Eastern Standard Time). The tremor struck at a depth of 202km and was centred 137km north of Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city.
FNB have announced they will start offering the new iPad to their customers at the end of this month, the first South African company to make the new iPad available domestically. More details on the South African launch after the jump!
South Africa’s transition to full digital terrestrial broadcasting is one of those processes that one measures in aeons, like the lifespan of stars or the inexorable evolution of monkey-fish-frogs into homo sapiens. The Ministry of Communications released the latest twist in this lengthy tale this morning, so get your R700 Set Top Box fee ready while we explore Dina’s latest digital daydream, after the jump!
Henry Dryer, age 92, is one of seven patients profiled in a new American documentary called Alive Inside, which looks at the power of music to help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Watch how he reacts when he is given music from his youth to listen to.