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Tito Mboweni: “debate why African, South Africans have Brazilian or Indian hair today… Why this foreign Hair?”
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African identities Tito Mboweni: “debate why African, South Africans have Brazilian or Indian hair today… Why this foreign Hair?”

Former South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has stirred up a hornet’s nest with a provocative Twitter post questioning why South African, and African women wear Brazilian or Indian hair. “Black consciousness is required on the Hair Question. Why this foreign Hair?” he asked.

A look at celebrated Ghanaian-British designer Ozwald Boateng’s ‘Africanism’ collection
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African identities A look at celebrated Ghanaian-British designer Ozwald Boateng’s ‘Africanism’ collection

Ozwald Boateng unveiled his new ‘Africanism’ collection at Arise Fashion Week in April 2018. “I wanted to push that connection between my cultural roots and my design to the forefront, and I felt that there was a way that I could create an African aesthetic, but in a very modern way,” he wrote in Vogue.