Fe-MEN-ism | suspicion and the benefit of the doubt

Male feminism – while a popular and welcome trend in recent years, with movie stars and r&b singers nailing their colours to the mast – is still  fraught with complexity, insincerity and suspicion. MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO argues that while some men use feminism for their own gain, the benefit of the doubt goes a long way.  Male advocacy of feminism has, for a…

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SAFW AW16 | 5 standout menswear trends

African menswear took a tentative seat at the fashion table with the two South African Menswear Weeks held in Cape Town in February and July. In October, South Fashion Week (SAFW) AW16 dedicated the last day to menswear, featuring established and upcoming designers. Several trends emerged from the runway. We picked five.   50 shades of grey or…

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Fighting back against oily skin

Oily skin

Large pores and oily skin almost always go together, making the skin prone to acne breakouts as the skin produces excess sebum (the skin’s natural oil). While this is a common and stubborn problem among many of us, as MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE explains, all is not completely lost.  The reasons for the overproduction of sebum vary, from genetics…

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