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Smart young ARTISTS


20 January 2013 issue 1 volume 3

from left: Anthea Moys, Shane Cooper, prince lamla, mary sibande and fana tshabalala

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My 2013 wish list
Zodwa KumaloValentine

In the first few weeks of January, when the Christmas tree has been packed away and the back-to-school promotions are over, I do my weighing in. Heres my wish list for 2013: There are a couple of words I hope will be obliterated from our conversations. The words YOLO, swag, and amazeballs are meaningless to me and Im totes over them. Wedges need to be controlled. Every shoe style, from moccasins to lace-ups, are being given a wedge and its vile. Im not talking about beautifully crafted wooden platforms; its the cork monstrosities that disguise themselves as wedges that must go. Pink wedding dresses should disappear, too. I hope this celebrity trend doesnt unleash a slew of young brides who have neither the style nor budget for good-quality threads. In a few years time Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway are going to want a do-over when they look at their wedding albums and realise they looked more like Tinker Bell than edgy brides.

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City life

The ancient and colourful three-day Festival of the Epiphany happens this weekend to commemorate Jesus baptism in the Jordan River. The celebration includes chanting, singing, bell-ringing, incense-burning and vigorous dancing.
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The words amazeballs and YOLO are meaningless to me.

Spewing relationship woes on Facebook is not classy. Neither are whiny, attention-seeking status updates like OMG! I cant believe this is happening to me or I could really use a friend right now. Youre obliged to say, Everything okay? when you know full well, if that person really needed help, theyd call. And local online shopping sites, its time to regroup. Not only are we not compelled to shop on your sites, because you dont offer enough incentives (ie discounts), but you also want to nail us with delivery fees. I dont want to hear that our postal service is unreliable make friends with them, strike up a deal. If not, dont tell us youre charging us; just work it into the price. Less painful that way. Okay, whining over. Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine is a writer and blogger.

Tickets are already on sale for the South African launch of the worlds biggest colour extravaganza. The original Holi Festival in India is a celebration of music and dancing, where festival-goers throw special coloured powders into the air to express freedom. Already popular in Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Singapore, the spirited event is taking place at Cape Towns Grand Parade on 2 March. Durban and Joburg dates and venues still to be confirmed. Tickets from R190 at

me beautiful

South Africa and Morocco already have their own versions of Monopoly, but Lagos is the first African city to have its own edition of the popular board game, complete with references to bribing law enforcement officers and disobeying traffic laws.


Port Elizabeth is the focal point for the Africa Cup of Nations as Ghana plays the Democratic Republic of Congo at 3pm and Mali plays Niger at 6pm today.

artful thinking
These three exhibitions will stir up your senses: Paint I: This is your last chance to catch the first in a series of exhibitions looking at contemporary South African painting between 2002 and 2012, right. Artists include Johannes Phokela, Pat Mautloa, Sam Nhlengethwa, Colbert Mashile and Samson Mnisi. At SMAC Gallery in Cape Town until Saturday. Faces/Phases: Photographer Zanele Muholis arresting series of portraits, left, of black lesbians and transsexuals is currently on show at the Goethe-Institut gallery in Johannesburg until 31 January. I Collect Gingers: Anthea Pokroys first solo exhibition documents 500 gingers that 2% of the population born with orange hair. At the Speke Gallery, downstairs at Circa, Rosebank until 2 March.

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100 Moments that Mattered by Peter Joyce (R195, Zebra Press) features a selection of important medical, sporting, social and political events, and the people involved in them, that have shaped our country. Its all bite-sized chunks of information with beautiful pictures.
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Thulani Madondo

Youth HERO
Hes a social entrepreneur who provides extraordinary service to his impoverished community.

Thulani Madondo is executive director of Kliptown Youth Programme and was the only African finalist in the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year Awards and the first South African finalist since the inception of the awards in 2007. What challenges do Kliptown residents face? We live in shacks with no basic amenities such as running water, electricity, sanitation and tarred streets. The area has no schools and clinics. Kids have to travel long distances to neighbouring townships to get education. What are the visions and achievements of the programme? Our aim is to help the children of Kliptown get quality education so they can aspire to a better life and break the vicious cycle of poverty and unemployment. Since we formed the youth programme in 2007, we have enrolled 21 students in colleges and universities. We also supply needy children with school uniforms. We have built three classrooms and an office, and have employed six professional teachers to teach Grade 6 to 8 pupils. What was your first job? I was born in a poor family, the fifth of seven siblings. My mother was a domestic worker and our father was never involved in our upbringing. I had pressure from a young age to look for piecework and my first job was to stock cooldrinks for a neighbour. She paid me R5 for every crate I delivered.

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things I didnt learn at school

1 | Financial literacy. I spend money on assets rather than on liabilities, such as luxuries.

What was the best business decision you ever made? A few years ago I was offered a job at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). Even though my wife and family needed the money, I decided to stay with the youth programme. The family was not happy with my decision, but my mind was made up. In retrospect it was the best decision I ever made. What was the best advice you ever received? An American friend and mentor, Amy Brakeman, once advised me to follow my gut feeling when making decisions, because that would produce original and genuine results. The CNN Hero of the Year Awards recognises ordinary people doing extraordinary work in their communities. Each finalist received a $50 000 (about R430 000) grant towards their work, with the winner receiving a grant of $250 000 (about R2.1 million). This years winner is Pushpa Basnet of Nepal.

2 | Discipline. My role in society forces me to act as a positive role model. 3 | That social entrepreneurship is a career. I work with people on the ground and understand their needs and challenges better because Im part of them.


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Percy Mabandu and Charl Blignaut sit down for breakfast with the next generation of famous South African artists.
The celebrated young artists arrive mostly late and mostly in black, making their way between the corporate types on the sparkling pool deck of 54 on Bath hotel in Rosebank. The odd hangover is soothed with coffee, and last nights awards party is discussed before the photographer demands smiles all round. Its an accomplished batch this year, the Standard Bank Young Artists for 2013 some say too accomplished for an award that is supposed to kick-start a fledgling career, offering a mainstream platform at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Theres Fana Tshabalala, 25, a dancer and choreographer born in Sebokeng. His family wanted him to become an engineer, but dancing in community groups led to training at Moving Into Dance. The pioneering company has just turned 21, but faces an uncertain future in the face of funding cuts. Fana has broken out, toured Europe and is now dancing with The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative. The winner of the first-ever award for performance art, Anthea Moys, 32, is the elder of the pack. A dancer, she couldnt choose between studying visual arts or drama, so she closed her eyes and chose an application form at random. She now combines all three disciplines

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to create profoundly playful interventions in public using groups of normal citizens from rugby players to stockbrokers to citizens of an old-age home. Visual artist Mary Sibande, 29, has been riding high literally. Her sculptures of Sophie, a domestic worker with a lavish and fantastic dress sense, have been displayed on the sides of Joburg buildings, and she has been included in major international shows. Her work, monuments to possibility and working-class fantasy, is about to change and she says the award couldnt have come at a better time. Jazz muso Shane Cooper, 27, is part of a wave of new sound blowing in from Cape Town. He started out playing rock guitar in a school band before switching to bass guitar. He has steadily honed a unique voice through countless stints in jazz bands Restless Natives, Babu, Zim Ngqawana and collaborations, notably with Sama-winner Kyle Shepherd. Hes been so busy he hasnt started his own band to play his compositions. Thats all about to change. Theatre director Prince Lamla, 31, says he was a budding gangster growing up in QwaQwa, but theatre saved his life. He joined a community group, trained at the Market Theatre Laboratory and is a proponent of poor theatre. He believes in the workshop process, and his restaging of Woza Albert! broke box-office records, proving that political ideas can still win the day. For Prince, the Struggle isnt over, its just changed form. Soprano Runette Botha, 31, hopes the award will mean she will have the opportunity to work more in her home country. She is highly regarded in Germany, but not well known in South Africa. The passionate opera singer was raised in Brakpan, a place she describes as not exactly a bedrock of high art, but believes the music chose her anyway.

In conversation
Charl: Runette couldnt be here because shes performing overseas. I worry that all of you are going to end up leaving because the audience there is bigger. Percy: Are young artists thinking out of the box when it comes to reaching an audience? Shane Cooper: I think here in South Africa, people are either into smooth jazz or a big-band sound, while theres actually a new direction from the younger generation. Part of my mission is to try to share some of that revolution. Fana Tshabalala: Young people are into hip-hop, not traditional dance and contemporary, so we need to use that to draw them in. Shane: Ja, hip-hop is all over jazz, too. My peers and I are combining the styles we grew up with. The stuff Im into now is almost more rock based. To me, all the lines are blurring. Jazz came out of that kind of melting pot in the first place. Prince Lamla: We need to invest more in the new generation. I come from the community theatre system, and Ive found that system still works. People from Soweto are interested in coming to the theatre, but the problem is financial. Charl: Anthea, you take your work to the people Anthea Moys: Yes. I go and do it there. That was my thing in my fourth year of university. How far can we push art out? Charl: African art has never been in a building. Its been in the street. Mary Sibande: When we took my

Dancer and choreographer Fana Tshabalala: Its important that I dont feel limited. 12

Performance artist Anthea Moys: Is art here to change the world?


artworks into the city, I think it worked in a way that a lot of people started asking, What is this? Fana: We dont encourage the young ones to be involved in the arts. They say you cant survive if you do art. Anthea: For me, thats why Im a lecturer, a teacher. Its a sustainable place where I can educate. The performances are very fleeting. Prince: My job is to tell audiences, You are able to become someone, positive thinking, be assertive, be a go-getter Percy: Its said young people today are depoliticised. Is it important to be in touch with the political flow of the nations life? Anthea: Ive dabbled a bit with that, using performance art as a tool for getting a message across in a more exciting way while people are doing their shopping. Mary: The thing is that for South Africans, whatever you do, whatever story you tell, itll always be racial because of the history of our country. But I find politics very draining. Charl: Fana, at the Grahamstown Festival, youll be looking at civil war in your work? Fana: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was supposed to be a cleansing ceremony, but for me it didnt work. We need a cleansing ceremony like they had in Mozambique, so thats what the works about. Percy: Do you feel uneasy about criticising the powers that be? Charl: Do you worry you wont be funded if you speak out? Prince: Ive got nothing to lose. Im not after BEE tenders or whatever. I just want to direct plays. The funny thing is that when I was in Edinburgh doing Woza Albert! last year, the minister of arts and culture and his officials were there and they were given tickets, but they didnt come. The new wave that is coming is going to hit hard, but its not about shouting, Youre wrong! Everyone must take responsibility. Anthea: I think artists are pressured a lot by this question. What are you doing for society? Its an interesting conversation. Is art here to save the world or to change the world? You change it through questions, through poking and provoking. Fana: For us dancers its difficult because we rely on funding. For the last year or two, government funders have been pulling out of development programmes. It was that platform that got me up; in fact, almost every choreographer in South Africa came through these institutions. Shane: In the jazz world theres never been funding. In parts of Europe there are tax incentives for big business, so a supermarket chain will fund an avant-garde double bass and voice improvisation. Here they just want to fund The Parlotones. Mary: It also boils down to education. A lot of people arent aware of what art is or what art should be. Were here to educate as well. Prince: I dont want to be remembered for beautiful houses and lots of money. I want people to remember me for my ideas. Charl: The National Arts Council has made it very clear that funds are only available for work that is socially uplifting. Anthea: The Lotto too. Prince: Government support or no government support, I really dont care. I will do what I do. Charl: What are the rest of you guys planning for the National Arts Festival? Prince: Grahamstown is tough youve usually got to hustle and market yourself. This year the festival will be hustling for me! Anthea: Its taking a long time to get to know that little town. Im visiting a lot, gathering all the pieces. Mary: For me, Grahamstown is a new chapter in my work and I cant wait. Thank God that while I was moving towards a new phase, this award happened. Charl: As young artists, how important is the internet to your work? Anthea: As soon as I put up my website in 2006, my work went out into the world. Thats how I got to Sweden. Its so important. Mary: My website is still under construction! Im with a gallery and they spoil you. Fana: For me, YouTube means I can show

Jazz musician Shane Cooper.

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In Europe a supermarket chain will fund an avantgarde double bass and voice improvisation. Here they just want to fund The Parlotones.



Young Artists
The annual Standard Bank Young Artist awards in music, jazz, theatre, dance, visual arts and performance art are one of the most prestigious awards in the country. They recognise established South African artists of a relatively young age who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their field, but who have not yet achieved national exposure or acclaim. A key aspect of the awards is that they guarantee the artists a place on the main programme of the forthcoming National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Apart from a cash prize, each winner receives substantial financial backing for a festival production/exhibition. The list of past winners reads like a Whos Who of South Africas creative talent, most of whom have gained international recognition.

people the work. Thats how I started collaborating overseas. And Facebook, too. Prince: Im really bad at this. I dont check my emails. Im forever in that space, just working and working. I need to learn that skill. Percy: Are the boundaries between the art forms breaking down? Mary: I am shooting a video next year. I want to fuse art with a band like BLK JKS mixing everything, inserting other elements. Fana: The piece Im doing now for Dance Week Uganda is inspired by wooden sculptures. Its not even dance. Its important for me that I dont feel limited. Prince: New ideas will happen organically, because we need new ways of telling stories as the world changes. Charl: Has this award vindicated you? Did your families believe art was worth it? Prince: Oh gosh! I think its every artists story. It was a very tough road, struggling with the parents. Art isnt a career! Mary: I was lucky. For my family the idea of me going to university and studying it couldve been anything, hotel management or whatever was so exciting. With this award I think it hit them that, actually, this is good. Thats what my grandmother said last night. Fana: The first reward for my parents was when I went overseas. They said, Now you have started working because you are going overseas. Prince: Ja, thats when they start taking you seriously when its the overseas and its all over the township. Fana: And when you come back, there are people on the street asking you for money!

Theatre director Prince Lamla. Left: Hamilton Dlamini and Mncedisi Shabangu in Woza Albert!.


Its a restaurant in the making and a unique community project that will change the lives of children orphaned by HIV/Aids and the civil war.

Building a better
Jimmy Ndikumana moves restlessly from room to room, talking to builders and engineers. The spacious six-room house is being converted into a restaurant, and theres still a lot to do. Theres a dining room with a table and a single chair, two offices and a lounging area where a group of people talk earnestly. Outside, Jimmy draws invisible lines to show where architect Emile Irinagbia plans to create a state-of-the art kitchen in the backyard. A group of old women, wrapped in fading wax cloths, sits in the driveway. They aim to use the unused fertile land at the back of the house as a vegetable garden. They plan to turn weeds and rubble into a much-needed income. Once everything is complete, this house will be called Hope, a world-class restaurant and bar that offers great food and exceptional levels of service, which are currently non-existent here, Jimmy says. Everyone has a role to play and we will all benefit in the end. Changing lives The hospitality industry is booming in Ngozi, Burundi, the home province of the current president, Pierre Nkurunziza. Its 125km away from the capital Bujumbura. All the hotels were fully booked when the president came here earlier in the year, Jimmy chuckles, I guess everyone wants to visit a leaders home town. Nguzi is a stopover hub for traffic moving people, fuel and goods between Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. In the Kigarama quarter, where Jimmys dream is taking shape, hotels with names like Jambo, Just, Star and Come Again line the main street.

A small covered building houses a street market, bursting with stalls selling cosmetics, produce, rice, beans, wax print cloth, shoes, bags, jewellery and more. In-between cellphone kiosks, a row of tailors whirr away on old sewing machines. On another street, a boy spreads coffee beans on sacks to dry in the sun. A reggae song ricochets around the market. Hope restaurant isnt just a money-making scheme. Its also a community project that Jimmy and his friends hope will change the lives of 27 teenagers who have no home or parents. These youngsters need skills to sell to their developing country, which is finally stable after a 15-year civil war. Today, one in five Burundian children is an orphan, according to the NGO War Child Holland that works to empower young people in war zones. Some of Jimmys restaurant partners are childhood friends. Others were introduced through Action En Faveur des Enfants Vulnerable (AFEV), an NGO working with vulnerable children. AFEV is currently funding the project, although its up to the team to turn funding into profit.

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Its not good seeing young people standing on corners with no hope, so I thought I should start a project that will uplift everyone. jimmy ndikumana

Clockwise from far left: Jimmy Ndikumana and Emile Irinagbia inspecting the site. A street in Ngozi. Chef Jean Baptista Ciza giving a class. Nadine Niyonizigiye with some of the students. A class in session.

Meaningful role After twelve years living and working in Germany, France and the Netherlands as a musician and chef, Jimmy returned to Burundi because he wanted to play a meaningful role in addressing the social effects of his countrys blood-drenched history. Eighteen-year-old Menedo Niminahadzo is one of the new students. Her father died in the brutal civil war that exploded between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups in 1993, and her mother was too poor to send her to school. In desperation, the young woman

left her hometown of Mumba for Ngozi, to look for a job she could not find. She heard about the unique community project thanks to Jimmy and his associates spreading the word about the Hope restuarant project at churches, mosques and by word of mouth. Menedo fervently hopes this training will be the end of my troubles. There were many children who simply didnt have anything to do. Its not good seeing young people standing on corners with no hope, so I thought I should start a project that will uplift everyone, Jimmy explains. I felt that I needed to be back here, playing a role in rebuilding my country. Anita Akimana, 17, was encouraged to join the project by her village chief. I want to be a very good chef and help my brothers and sisters to have a better life, she says shyly. I appreciate that we are taught about good hygiene and how to live with other people, too. Swavisa Tumukedze, 16, has no parents and five siblings to take care of. I believe the skills I learn here can take me anywhere in Burundi, east Africa and the world, she says.

Learning skills The lounge is filled with plastic chairs and teenagers armed with yellow notebooks. Their eyes are glued on chef Jean Baptista Ciza, as he plasters the wall with notes on how to cook spaghetti bolognaise. There are also notes about taking care of kitchen equipment, seasoning plain rice and cooking vegetables. The students are enthusiastic, eagerly jotting down notes and answering questions. Jean has worked as a chef around the continent, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Gabon and Tanzania. He gets paid a modest salary from

the Hope project, but says he works mainly for the satisfaction of doing good. I want to be able to help these children learn skills that will give them a better future, he says. Teach young people relevant skills they can sell in their communities and around the region and lives will be changed. Social psychologist Cynthia Ndayisaba and assistant counsellor Nadine Niyonizigiye run the two houses where the students live. As Cynthia says, it is vital they address the emotional and psychological effects of war, poverty and domestic violence these youngsters have endured. These kids have been through traumatising events, watching their parents die in war or from HIV/Aids. Some also come from very poor families where there is nothing but desperation, or have been victims of domestic violence. Whatever their circumstances, they are vulnerable. They need to be counselled and equipped with life skills so they can be successfully reintegrated into communities, she says. Cynthia offers the students oneon-one sessions, plus group sessions where students share their experiences and heal. Theyre also taught basic life skills, such as the importance of cleanliness. Its the first thing we teach, says Nadine. How are you going to take care of others, cook and serve with pride if you do not understand the value of good hygiene? Eddy Ndingani teaches professional skills, such as how to write a CV, business proposal and business letter. The aim is to ensure that once students graduate, they will be able to look for work. The ultimate goal is to send those interested in furthering their education back to school. The initiatives also want to act as a funding hub for graduates who want to start their own business. Social entrepreneurs are a big part of the dream for a better, kinder Africa where being on the wrong side of class and privilege neednt mean the death of dreams and possibilities. Projects like Jimmys offer hope where despair used to rule. After all, everyone deserves a shot at a dream for a better life, he says.

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looks for the
Summer beauty is all about looking happy, fun-loving, glamorous and party-ready. Chipo Mapondera gets a trend update on the latest looks for every age.
I love the countless days of sunshine during summer, and the fact that everyone is generally more relaxed, says American beauty entrepreneur Bobbi Brown. Summer is less about make-up rules and more about having fun and doing what fits your mood. With this good advice in mind, here are fuss-free looks for everyone.


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Primer keeps make-up intact and is used under your foundation. A mattifying primer, such as the one by Black Up, also keeps shiny skin at bay. Waterproof liquid or gel eyeliner freshens up the eye without the risk of smudging. A quick swipe of a bright or metallic shade of liner will take you effortlessly from the office to a night out. A jumbo lip pencil is versatile it can be used on the eyes and cheeks too. Matte red lipstick spells instant glamour.

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Cotton-candy pastels, eye-popping colours and shimmering glitter and metallics are taking centre stage this year, creating a youthful and playful look that will dazzle no matter the occasion. The only rule at this age is to let skin breathe use tinted moisturisers or BB cream that offer light coverage, sealed with translucent powder on the T-zone.


BY DAY Take care not to overdose on sugary sweet shades, says makeup artist Sarah Ntuli, adding that practicing some restraint will ensure that you look playful, not doll-like. Keep the focus on either eyes or lips to achieve the desired look. Pair ice cream inspired colours such as mint, lilac and baby blue on the eyes with pastel-pink lip gloss and blusher. BY NIGHT Golds and silvers add movie-star glamour to any look. Add some shimmer to your eyes with brilliant gold eyeshadow, finished with a slick of liquid eyeliner in a coquettish cat-eye. Glittery nail polish and siren-red lips complete this look without being overdone.

Its all about refining the trends to suit your look and your skins needs. For summer, sun-kissed skin adds youthfulness gold bronzers, blusher and lip gloss are staples every make-up bag should have. Make-up artist Nthato Mashishi loves singer Liras glowing look. Its sophisticated and sexy. Sarah adds, Shes not afraid to play with colour on her eyes in a classy and tasteful way.

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BY DAY A rosy glow gives a fresh, laid-back effect, so add colour to cheeks with sheer tones from baby pink

to rose the darker your skin is, the deeper the shade should be. Enhance eyes with a shimmering neutral shadow, black liner and a slick of waterproof black mascara. Lips in sheer tones of pink work best for daytime; use your fingers to blot on a peach- or rosecoloured lip balm, or try gloss for fullerlooking lips. BY NIGHT Go bold and add splashes of colour that brighten your look, without going over the top. Play up your eyes with tone-on-tone combinations of colour. For example, with blue or emerald eyeshadow, using an eyeliner in the same tone gives a deeper and more intense look that makes a sophisticated statement.

You know what works best for you, but keeping an eye on trends will ensure youre not stuck in the 80s. Ensure your look is elegant and polished by using only the best products, since you can afford to splurge. Choose your make-up wisely, as the wrong products can age you for instance, powder blush can be drying on the skin. It is vital that you stay away from products that feel harsh or uncomfortable on the skin, says make-up artist Jim Mofokeng. He suggests booking a beauty consultation to better understand the products and how to apply them.




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BY DAY Choose eyeshadow quads in neutral tones that can be layered without darkening the eye area. Using an illuminating foundation highlights and sculpts the contours of your face, with the added bonus of concealing flaws and shadows. Find the perfect shade of foundation and finish it off with a fine finishing powder that disappears into the skin and sets your look with a soft, dewy finish. BY NIGHT Nthato suggests going bold. A woman in her 40s can wear intense eyeshadow by layering and shaping the eye with two similar colours. For eyeliner, softer colours like browns are more flattering than harsh black, or be adventurous with a deep navy. Finish with shimmering lipstick in universally flattering pearl or bronze. For added drama, apply luxe nail colours in decadent shades.

Clear gloss adds pretty polish during the day. At night, slick it over a matte lipstick for more glamour. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips to add a glow to the classic barely there make-up look. It also protects your skin.

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Bernard was a dominant striker during his years at Benoni Premier United, Thanda Royal Zulu FC and Red Star in Serbia. He battled in the 2011/2012 season with his confidence and form after he returned from Europe, but this season hes been in superlative form as striker and has been one of the factors behind the resurrection of the Amakhosi. When he is beaming with confidence, like right now, it makes him even more dangerous and defenders have to be at their very best to keep him at bay.

Defenders, beware
Bernard is not an easy opponent, as he can beat his marker with pace or use his nimble footwork to beat defenders with either a left or right step. That makes him a dangerous customer. Add to that the fact that he attempts longrange strikes or sets up wings or forwards with pinpoint accuracy, and the opposition have their work cut out for them.

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One for the team

One of Bernards greatest assets is his work rate. During a match he works extremely hard and moves around the pitch a lot. He will move from the position in front of the 18-yard area to the middle to assist the central midfielders. Hell also move back to assist the defenders. Even when he was struggling for form last year, Bernard was very industrious and moved around the field to help teammates. Its an indication of both his fitness level and commitment. He is not only a great individual talent, but a true team man, too.


Bernard can be used as an attacking midfielder or as a striker. He can set up other players with his superb distributive skills, and he has explosive speed. Hes the type of player who will feed off another striker, like Benni McCarthy, who might set him up with a deft pass. He prefers to strike with the left foot, but can easily score goals with his right boot, and is equally classy with closeor long-range efforts.

Learning to fly

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Bernard is obviously a dangerous player with his strikes off both flanks. But an area in which he can still improve is his ability in the air to deposit cross kicks by the wings into the back of the net. He can get off the ground with good jumps, but hes not yet the finished article with his aerial volleys.

Striker Bernard Parker has recently been in explosive form for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana. Mark Fish, one of Bafanas finest ever defenders and a key player in 1996 when South Africa won the Africa Cup of Nations, explains why Bernard demands respect on local soil.
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Cruising by numbers

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BY Babalwa Shota

What do you do when youre at sea in the lap of luxury for four days? Its simple: you eat, lounge on the pool deck, and witness dubious dance moves


the daily hours the on-board bakery is operational.

of flour is used daily to bake the various breads and pizza bases.

are represented onboard the MSC Opera.

32 nationalities

the number of cooks in the MSC kitchen.

of potatoes are consumed daily aboard the MSC Opera during a Cape Town to Durban four-day sail.

75 chefs
onboard antics The night club, Byblos Disco Bar, is done up in fuchsia. Like most VIP clubs you find on Joburgs Rivonia strip, there are long winding couches with button detail. Bucket seats are grouped around side tables and the circular dance floor leads to an outside smoking area. Resident DJ Jerome Borg keeps it on lockdown from 11am until the wee hours. But its inside the blue decorated Caruso Lounge that the crazy fun is had. After a muzak intro by one of the many singers on board, passengers are invited to join the Miss and Mr Opera pageant where encouraged by the dashing Italian head entertainer and his team groups of all ages pile on to the dance floor for a dance-off. On the night of the Mr Opera crowning, I witnessed the granny who had received the Miss Opera sash the night before bumping and grinding against a well-oiled dancer. After that, my burning eyes were treated to three middle-aged men gyrating in a cringeworthy manner during a striptease, followed by dance routines of cancan, ballet and salsa. I was equally traumatised and entranced. That is why the next day I was happy to indulge in something as sedate as paper flower making with Welsh animator Gwell Eidda and 10 elderly women guzzling afternoon cocktails. The hour spent designing roses, carnations and poppies in yellow, purple, white and green had my Grade 1 teacher sister squealing in excitement. I cant wait to do this with my kids. They are going to love it! The spa, run by a Cuban native whose family has been in cruise liners for generations, was my favourite quiet place. Hardly anyone ventured into the sauna and steam room, which means we had it all to ourselves the times we went there. A few octogenarians could be found lounging in the relaxation area away from the rowdiness and sun of the pool deck. The big disappointment, however, came in the form of my much-anticipated Bali back massage. It was administered by a delicate flower of an Indonesian woman whose tiny hands just
of meat is prepared every day.

Ladies and gentlemen, the siren has been sounded. Please make your way to your allocated meeting points and take your life jackets with you, announced the disembodied voice over the PA system. It was real. We were onboard a ship and we were having a Titanic moment. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a bit. We were not sinking, we werent trampling each other in blind panic and no string band could be heard playing poignant music signalling our doom. Instead, voices were raised in blithe exchanges tinged with slight anxiety, cameras were flashing as people posed for their Facebook pages bedecked in orange life vests, and beyond the railing the black ocean provided a soothing soundtrack. It was a routine safety drill and this was our first night on board the MSC Opera, which was on its maiden voyage on South African waters after replacing the party ship MSC Sinfonia. Ever heard of the debauchery otherwise known as the Rock the Boat parties? Yep, thats the one. The MSC Opera is exactly what you would expect from a luxury cruise liner. Its a floating hotel that is in equal measures kitsch, brassy and OTT. Discreet and modest are not synonyms you would use to describe this cruise liner and thats exactly what the clientele want.

Its rather opulent, isnt it? I like the gold, cackled an elderly woman standing on the buffet line next to me at Le Vele restaurant. Theres certainly a lot of gold plating and mirrored surfaces on this 12-deck leisure liner. From the double arch staircase at the reception area that sports golden metal railings that rise up from the marble floors, to the lift buttons and trimmings framing the mirrored sliding doors, its like being on the set of a Bollywood movie. Its just the lap of luxury. Its fantastic, enthused cruise first timer Fay-Dawn Hill, 53, from Durban. Her husband Tony, 55, who had been on a cruise before, was also suitably impressed. Doing nothing has been my favourite so far. If I want to wake up and just watch the sea, I can do that. I just relax, and if I want to sleep on the pool deck I do just that. You can do what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how you want to do it. Oh, and eat, he said. True the idle lifestyle seemed to centre around mealtimes, with a daily activities list shoved under the door to help you plan better. Those who couldnt be bothered with using the spacious gym with its panoramic view of the sea could converge by the pool where the ships Dream Team


Entertainment crew enticed them to part take in activities such as a beer quiz, crazy golf, group dances and the oddly named bum-bum game. That these would be considered lame at any other time or place is testament to the crews persuasive charm and the passengers easy going attitude. Cruise virgin When my sister and travel partner, Nomonde Fikizolo, came down with a severe case of motion sickness the day after boarding, the crew were very generous with their tips on how to help, paramount of which was not to lie down in your cabin. Thats very bad. She needs to go up to the pool area and stare at the horizon. It is still. It will calm her, advised a South African guy. So after taking her motion sickness pill and blood pressure medication, she did just that and was fine. Later, beaming, my cruise virgin sis confessed: That almost spoilt everything. It made me think Id never cruise again. But when I regained my strength my mindset changed. The trip was a great experience and went beyond my expectations.

120 people
are employed to polish glasses, door knobs and fixtures on any given cruise.

54 carpenters

are on call to renovate, maintain and repair anything on board.

I witnessed the granny who had received the Miss Opera sash the night before bumping and grinding against a well-oiled dancer.

couldnt hit the right pressure even after I asked her twice to go harder. That will go down as the non-event of my 2012. At least the wait staff of mainly Indonesian men was courteous while the Italian crew who were more Jersey Shore Guido than Armani model were flirtatious and fun. Still, it was good to be back on dry land. And my sisters gaggle of primary school teacher friends cant wait to make their group booking after she dazzled them with stories of relaxation and luxury. Babalwa Shota was hosted by MSC Cruise Cruises.

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Make a meal of it with these quick and easy recipes.

Serves 6

Rostis with salmon and hollandaise sauce

Makes 8-10

Raspberry and hazelnut muffins

Butter, for greasing 250g cake flour 2 tsp baking powder tsp salt 50g raw hazelnuts 200g caster sugar 2 free-range eggs cup canola oil 3 tbsp milk, lukewarm cup buttermilk Juice of half a lemon 200g raspberries Icing sugar, for dusting

Chorizo, egg and tomato pastry cups

200g cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and ground black pepper 500g puff pastry, defrosted 12 slices of chorizo sausage 4 free-range eggs Fresh basil, to serve

Serves 4

Ingredients Serves 4
6 large potatoes, peeled 1 onion, peeled Salt and ground black pepper 120g butter 250g smoked salmon, in thin strips 3 free-range egg yolks 2 tbsp lemon juice cup melted unsalted butter, cooled and clarified Red wine vinegar Fresh rocket


Preheat oven to 200C. Arrange tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season to taste, then roast for 20 minutes. Cut the pastry into four equal-sized strips, and use these to line four small ovenproof bowls. Bake the pastry for 5-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, divide the roasted tomatoes and chorizo slices between the four pastry cups, and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Break an egg into each cup and season to taste. Bake for 5-10 minutes until the egg has set, and serve warm with fresh basil leaves on top.

Preheat oven to 200C. Grease a muffin tray with some butter and a dusting of flour. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Roast the nuts on a baking tray for 2-3 minutes until golden and fragrant, then tip them onto a tea towel and rub to remove the skins. Set aside to cool. Add the sugar, eggs and oil to a mixer and cream until combined, then add the dry ingredients a little bit at a time and carry on mixing to incorporate. Mix the milk, buttermilk and lemon juice together, and fold into the mixture. Add a tablespoon of batter into each of muffin holes, stud with a couple of raspberries and some hazelnuts, and top with another spoon of batter; repeat until the muffin tray is filled. Bake for 25 minutes, allow to cool and serve with a dusting of icing sugar.

Gourmet French toast

4 free-range eggs cup milk 4 croissants 2 tbsp caster sugar 20g butter Thick Greek yoghurt Assorted fresh summer berries Icing sugar, for dusting

Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Slice the croissants in half lengthways and soak in the egg mixture. Sprinkle each side of the croissants with caster sugar just before frying. Add some butter to a nonstick pan over medium-low heat, place two croissant halves in the pan (do not overcrowd it) and fry gently for 2 minutes until slightly crispy and golden. Serve hot with a dollop of yoghurt and berries, sprinkled with icing sugar.



You can use other fruit (apricots, bananas, strawberries), and replace the nuts with chocolate chips or coconut flakes.

The pastry cases can be baked ahead of time and popped into the oven later with the filling. For a lighter option, use phyllo pastry brush each sheet with melted butter to bake before filling.



For a more decadent version, serve with mascarpone, stewed fruit and toasted nuts. Instead of croissants, try thick slices of farmhouse loaf.


Grate the potatoes and onion into a bowl and mix to combine evenly. Season to taste. Pat together one or two tablespoons of the mixture on a board into a flat circular shape. Remove carefully with a spatula and gently fry in batches over medium-high heat with a little butter, until crisp and golden on both sides. Arrange salmon strips on top of the rostis and season to taste. In a bowl, vigorously whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice until the mixture begins to thicken about 2 minutes. Slowly add the clarified butter in a steady thin stream, whisking until its incorporated and the mixture has a silky smooth consistency. Add salt to taste, plus a dash of red wine vinegar, and heat in a microwave for 10 To make clarified butter, slowly seconds to loosen the melt the butter over a low heat. mixture. Spoon the Dont stir and dont boil. The butter hollandaise sauce will separate into three layers over the rostis and foamy milk solids on top, clarified serve immediately, butter in the middle and milk solids garnished with on the bottom. Turn off the heat rocket leaves and gently scoop the foamy white and a grinding of solids from the top. Then gently black pepper. spoon out the clarified butter, without disturbing the milk solids on the bottom. 25

Production and recipes hannah lewry photographs Jan Ras food assistant megan daniels






Lets get together

I like to think of myself as a peoples person and I truly enjoy inviting friends and family to my home for a great feast. Summer is the best time to do this, because of the beautiful weather and the jolly mood. One of my favourite ways of entertaining is to host a good old braai. This is a proudly South African way of bringing people together, plus I get to make a range of fresh salads and innovative side dishes and other accompaniments. For instance, I often make my standard chakalaka with onion, garlic, ginger, peppers, tomatoes, spices and carrots but substitute baked beans with mango atchar pieces and some of its oil for flavour. If I have limited time to spend with my guests, I occasionally order ready-braaied meat from a shisanyama nearby to save time. I also enjoy beach or garden picnics, because its very cost-effective. For a light picnic Id offer guests slices of deli meat, a cheese platter, savoury breads, basil pesto, salad, ginger ale and fruits for dessert. TV chef Siba Mtongana will host a new show for DStvs Food Network this year. Follow her on Twitter @SibaMtongana

wine of the week

For summer lunchtime sipping, Kim Maxwell recommends a wine that is being talked up in local wine circles.
New Saffronne Cinsaut Blanc de Noir 2012, R65, from Mount Abora Vineyards in Riebeek Kasteel has a lot going for it. Enjoy its eye-catching label and gorgeously dry peach-toned liquid with feminine strawberry notes. Its a lip-smacking duo with cured salmon. As a certified Swartland Independent winery, this wine from old bushvine fruit is fermented naturally and not filtered or cold stabilised. At only 12.8% alcohol, you can even afford to sip a glass before returning to the office.

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The drive is amazing. You never feel the car is going to go out of control. Theres no understeer and the response is immediate the Boxster does exactly what you want it to do. I love the sound that distinctive roar sends chills down my spine. It almost taunts you to challenge it, only showing you theres nothing it wont do. Since its so low on the ground, you feel close to the wheels, too, and you become one with it. When you start the car, it rumbles to life yet there are no vibrations because its insulated so well. I love the red interior. It felt like I was sitting in a ball of love! Being embraced by this beautiful machine, hugging me so tight, almost brought me to tears.

There are few supercars that deliver as much open-air driving pleasure as a Porsche. The thirdgeneration Boxster, code named 981, is grunty, powerful and an absolute dream to drive when it comes to handling, cruising or giving it some proper stick. Made for two, its an awesome daily drive and doesnt cost a limb or two. The Boxster has a brand new chassis and sits very low to the ground that kind of closeness to the centre of gravity gives it the edge when it comes to tight corners. It also has a wider track and longer wheelbase. In the looks department, compared to its predecessors, its a lot more refined and chiselled than before; its definitely lost that girls-only appeal. The soft-top roof is now about 12kg lighter and takes under 10 seconds to go down or up. Plus, you dont have to come to a standstill to operate it it functions while youre driving up to 50km/h. The 2.7-litre naturally aspirated engine produces 195kW of power, and has a loud enough growl to entice a romance with anyone who drives it.
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The new Porsche Boxster is a finalist for WesBank Car of the Year 2013. Actor Theodore Jantjies takes if for a spin and falls deeply in love.

Im not a fan of soft-tops. Ive never liked convertibles as Im big on safety. Its only a two-seater. Id prefer rear seats the same as the front ones, bucket-style so my passengers can experience the same driving pleasure.

Theo says
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Between recording tracks in Jozi with the likes of Classy Menace and The Fahrenheizer for her debut album due out early this year, Keko loves nothing more than kicking back with a box of buttered popcorn and settling in to watch her favourite Bond in action. Pierce Brosnan epitomises all thats great about the franchise, she says. Dont get me wrong, Daniel Craigs great, but I think compared to Brosnan, Skyfalls leading man is a little too rough around the edges. Shes also an adrenaline addict. Give me Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino action movies any day. Channel Os already honoured Keko with a music video award thanks to her 2011 breakout single How We Do It, and SuperSport Africa has added the track to their high-rotation programming. Keko says she loves making music videos almost as much as she relishes mixing rhymes. I get involved with every aspect, from storyboarding and costumes to choreography and scouting for the perfect venue. I touch every aspect. Getting the video to work in tandem with the intent of the song is as important as the original motivation to write it. When Im not at work, Im usually playing around with video editing software, and doing other geeky things. With soft drink endorsements and a freshly inked recording contract with one of the biggest record companies already ticked off on her domination roster, expect to see and hear a whole lot more from the coolest BComm graduate rapping her way to financial freedom.

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Keko Jocelyn Travis is a rap star from Uganda whose single Let Me Go has put her on the road to global pop domination.

Keko Travis

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