Schlagwort-Archive: Kleidung

Zentralbank Südafrikas hebt Zinsen an

Kontinuierliche Verteuerung von Lebensmitteln und Benzin zwingen Preisstabilitätshüter zum Handeln

(2010sdafrika-Redaktion)

Das Leben in Südafrika wird Jahr für Jahr teurer. Die Preise für Benzin, Lebensmittel und Kleidung steigen kontinuierlich, sodass sich etliche Südafrikaner die Frage stellen, wie lange diese Preisspirale überhaupt noch gut gehen kann. Wiederholt ist davon zu hören, dass das Geld beispielsweise für Grundnahrungsmittel wie Mais oder Milch nicht mehr ausreicht. Denn jährlich steigen die Preise für Waren und Dienstleistungen in Südafrika auf knapp 5 Prozent – 2008 sogar auf über 10 Prozent. Zum Vergleich: In Deutschland liegt die gegenwärtige Inflationsrate im Jahr bei knapp 2 Prozent. Aus diesem Grund musste die Zentralbank in Pretoria nun gegensteuern.

© Das Leben in Südafrika wird stetig teurer. Immer mehr Bürger können sich zunehmend weniger Lebensmittel leisten. Die Inflationsrate von rund 5 Prozent pro Jahr setzt weite Teile der Bevölkerung zu. Nun hat die Zentralbank den Leitzins erhöht, um entgegenwirken zu können. (Quelle: flickr/ Steve Crane)

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Africa Fashion Day Berlin

Großer Beifall für Kollektionen von Designern aus Mosambik, Senegal, Uganda, Südafrika und Co.

(2010sdafrika-Redaktion)

Im Rahmen der diesjährigen Premium International Fashion Trade Show fand zum nun zweiten Mal der Africa Fashion Day Berlin statt. Designer aus Mosambik, Senegal, Uganda, Südafrika und weiteren Ländern (u.a. aus Surinam in Südamerika) stellten ihre Frühjahr/Sommer-Kollektion 2016 vor. Mit nationalen und internationalen Modemachern und Fashion-Fans kamen die kreativen Köpfe ins Gespräch. Die Redaktion von „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“ schaute sich bei den afrikanischen Modeschöpfern um.

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© Mehrere afrikanische Designer reisten zum Africa Fashion Day Berlin an. Das Outfit der Designerin Bisrat Negassi aus Eritrea [im Bild] belegt, dass die Kombination von europäischen und afrikanischen Mode-Elementen längst salonfähig geworden ist.

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Einlass nur für Zulu-Jungfrauen

Einmal im Jahr versammeln sich tausende Südafrikanerinnen zum Umkhosi woMhlanga

(Autoren: Ghassan Abid, 2010sdafrika-Redaktion)

Die Zulus sind mit Abstand die wichtigste Bantu-Ethnie im heutigen Südafrika. Mit geschätzten elf Millionen Volksangehörigen ist diese Bevölkerungsgruppe die größte Gemeinschaft des Landes. Mehrheitlich leben die Zulus in der Provinz KwaZulu-Natal, aus welcher auch der aktuelle Präsident Jacob Zuma stammt. Einmal im Jahr, im September eines jeden Jahres, lädt der König der Zulus in den KwaNyokeni-Palast nach Nongoma ein. Touristen aus aller Welt schauen begeistert zu, wenn ein ganzes Königreich seinen feierlichen Höhepunkt begeht.

© Einmal im Jahr, im September, versammeln sich rund 10.000 Jungfrauen im KwaNyokeni-Palast des Zulu-Königs Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. Sie werden auf ihre künftige Rolle als Ehefrau vorbereitet. Nicht-Jungfrauen dürfen hingegen nicht teilnehmen. (Quelle: flickr/ Retlaw Snellac)

© Einmal im Jahr, im September, versammeln sich rund 10.000 Jungfrauen im KwaNyokeni-Palast des Zulu-Königs Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. Sie werden auf ihre künftige Rolle als Ehefrau vorbereitet. Nicht-Jungfrauen dürfen hingegen nicht teilnehmen. (Quelle: flickr/ Retlaw Snellac)

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Interview with model Lee-Ann Roberts

„South African fashion will always be slightly behind as it follows European trends“

(Autor/ Editor: Ghassan Abid)

Deutsche Interview-Zusammenfassung:

Lee-Ann Roberts zählt zu den erfolgreichsten Models in Südafrika. Sie hat es auf das renommierte FHM Magazin geschafft – ein Traum vieler Models. Als stolze Südafrikanerin aus Durban erläutert sie, dass sie vom Modelscout Leon Cloete aus Johannesburg/Pretoria endeckt wurde. Genauso wie Jo-Ann Strauss vertritt Lee-Ann Roberts den Standpunkt, dass die südafrikanische Modebranche national und global betrachtet relativ unbedeutend ist. Vielmehr folgt die südafrikanische Szene den Trends Europa´s. Auch hinkt Südafrika bedingt durch die umgekehrte Jahreszeit zwischen Nord- und Südhalbkugel den europäischen Modeideen hinterher. Gleichzeitig untermauert sie, dass ein Model für diesen Job folgende Eigenschaften aufbringen sollte: Leidenschaft, Selbstbewusststein und Enthusiasmus. Deutschland wird Lee-Ann Roberts in diesem Jahr das erste Mal besuchen. Sie schätzt die Professionalität und Höflichkeit deutscher Kunden; und vor allem die trendige deutsche (Damen-)Oberbekleidung.

© Lee-Ann Roberts, a proud east coast model from Durban (Picture source: http://www.leeannroberts.co.za)

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: We would like to welcome on „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“, the German Gateway to South Africa, Lee-Ann Roberts, model from Durban. Ms. Roberts, according to your website you are „a proud east coast girl“. What is South Africa standing for?

Answer: I am a proud East Coast girl indeed. I am from a small town Durban in South Africa, living along the sea side while growing up you cant get better than that. When i ask myself that question the first word that comes to mind is unity, how ever I love my country and I am proudly South African. Die Cape Town Fashion Week (CTFW) bewertet das Model als die kreativste Modeveranstaltung im Lande.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You have been discovered by Leon Cloete, a model scout from Johannesburg, who is known in South African media as „the Guy with the Eye“. When it happened and what was your first impression of this really unique situation?

Answer: Leon and I started speaking in about 2008, I flew up to Johannesburg to meet him and then things started happening from there. After that I went to Johannesburg for his Model Events at FTV where I was meant to be the draw card for the event at the time, was so much fun and so very new for me.

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2010sdafrika-editorial staff: In an interview with us from March 2011, your model colleague Jo-Ann Strauss commented the fashion scene in South Africa. She said, that fashion in South Africa is still taking „a small role but it’s growing.“ Are you in the same opinion, that South African fashion is still relatively trivial in national and global view?

Answer: I definitely agree with Jo-Ann, South African fashion will always be slightly behind as it follows European trends and we are a season behind.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Which fashion week is in South Africa the most important one and why?

Answer: I would say Cape Town Fashion Week (CTFW) as its the more creative hub of South Africa.

© Lee-Ann worked for the famous magazine FHM South Africa (Picture source: http://www.leeannroberts.co.za)

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You have been worked for/ with several influential clients like FHM Magazine, Elle or Nokia. Which characteristics is representing your profession as model?

Answer: With my bubbly personality, confidence and enthusiasm I am able to interact with the clients to get my job done to the best I can with everyone being happy in the end.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Have you been already in Germany and which perception do you have from German fashion as well as German culture?

Answer: Unfortunately I have not been to Germany. It is definitely a country I would like to visit this year. I have worked for German clients and the garments are always trendy and the clients are always friendly and professional.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Which personal dreams would you like to realize?

Answer: I have been lucky enough to realize some dreams last year and I am very grateful and fortunate. I do have allot more dreams and goals on my list. My main dream is to carry on working hard, being successful, happy and make my mark in this world, as they say we all are here to do something.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Lee-Ann Roberts, model from the east coast of South Africa, thank you very much for this interesting interview!

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Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Summer time in Europe is fashion time in Cape Town

Each month, Sam from Cape Town will let us participate in her life and South African lifestyle.
Take part and enjoy!

Summer Edition, Part VII:

LIEEEEEEEBLINGS….forgive me, I had writers block and I let you down and I am sorry

Anyway, how are you darlings! Summer fun in Europe and freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing cold in Cape Town. There was snow!!!!!!!! I’m in Africa ………can we sing global ….’Just a little bit hot, hot, just a little bit……it’s getting hot in here!!!!!!’…..just saying……use it…..Don’t…

I decided to visit Stellenbosch in winter and wow was it beautiful……this Cape Wine land has a majestic air to in when the vines are empty and the land is at rest……the town where our future doctors , lawyers etc are all learning their skills and their intellect, question the world with purpose ……where your waitron is a 3dr or 4 th year student and has a valid opinion ……where huge business men come to drink a coffee and get advice from the person who brings it to them……ahhhhh wonderful Stellenbosch . The town is old and somehow????? English /Europe/ in feel, buildings dating back to the 1700’S…..JA….poetry …….I popped into the bar, restaurant, chill lounge…. 5 on reinefeld st. Bumped into the one of the “blings”, dj chopper. This is a true e.g. of Afrikaner creative culture. she plays at all the cool spots and all the Afrikaans festivals….with bubble machines and a toy rabbit that sits and watches the crowd and a whole bunch of stuff I can’t even remember……… and comes to the decks with the theme song of the show ‘air wolf’….hahahhaahhahaha …. And 80’s styling all the way

I also spotted was Tina –Marie, singing sensation that has her song on some of our local radio stations at number 1. Gravity is the tracks name…. …..Check it out…Said she will be playing Glastonbury festival next year with the remix…..hot!!!!!! There is an ‘everything but the girl’ element to her sound….lovely……. And she writes and composes herself so the ‘music’ element is really present in her work but still can lend itself to a drum n bass or a jungle remix. Great to see proper talent that is received well in South Africa…

And then …….CAPE TOWN FASHION WEEK hit our shores like a whirl wind of fab clothing, fab dressed people and new street style sitting in the seats. I was asked to shoot reportage of the show ,Habits by Jenny Le roux……the show was filled with an extraordinary front row, ex supermodels, Josie Borain( yes , Obsession by Calvin Klein campaign girl and first model to be paid a million $$$$ back in the day ) Lady Victoria and Kitty Spencer( Princess Diana’s brothers ex wife and daughter ) Lady Sally Graaf and Dr Precious Motsepo(her husband in one of the richest men in the world according to Time mag) Shine model / creative, boss , Megan Kruger , ‘blood diamond ‘ writer /producer Gillian Gorfil…. just to name a few …..It was huge success and the collection was just, beautiful.

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The other thing, on a personal note, I am learning about one of the rulers of our country via my son, rugby!!!!! We are not joking, at all, in South Africa about this sport!!!! so, I’m on page 2 of the rule book and think it is oh so pretty when the boys run in the form of a wing in flight., I am so excited seeing my son play and knowing that he is being trained by the most extraordinary coaches and boys from the age of 13 are already ear marked to be watched by the pro teams…..I kid you not!!!!!!! Well, I clearly think my son will be the best player in the world and be a springbok one day, if he wishes………….. And I can say that……. cos I’m his mom… xxxx……hahahaha

The 9th of August is Woman’s day and I wish all you amazing woman of the world, HAPPY WOMANS DAY ……..YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!

SAY IT ……”I AM AMAZING!!!!! ………..SHAKE THE HAND THAT SHOOK THE WORLD ….I AM A STRONG, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!!!!!!!’’ ….and yes, we are all worth it!!!!

I love you all more than all the world, God bless you and keep you

Love always, Sam Pegg

P. S ……. the very yummmmmmm La colombe, in Constantia uitsig, is holding a winter special of sampling menu. The only time my artist’s budget can afford it!!!!

Xxxx

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