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Mandela dies

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 8.50pm at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a state funeral and that flags would fly half-mast from December 6 until after the funeral. Zuma called on South Africans to "recall the values for which Madiba fought". Long illness
Mandela was hospitalised on June 8 with a recurring lung infection. Initial reports from the Presidency suggested Mandela was stable, although his condition was serious. But on June 23, the Presidency announced that Mandela's condition had deteriorated and he was critical. Court affidavits soon confirmed that the former statesman was on an assisted-breathing, life support machine. More reports emerged about Mandela in the days that followed…

Kardashian Christmas

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The Kardashian Christmas Card Is Here--See the Stunning Holiday Family Pic! The Kardashian-Jenner crew has released their annual Christmas card! On tonight's special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: a Very Merry Christmas, the E! stars revealed their highly anticipated holiday card. And we have to say, it is stunning! So, what did the family have in store this year? An intricate, high-fashion photo in which Kim Kardashian, KhloéKardashian Odom, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Bruce Jenner all strike poses in a ransacked, carnival-like room of sorts filled with dollar bills, a sparkling gold money sign, mannequins and photos of the family members, among many other things. The whole family is dressed in black, with Kim standing on a staircase in a cleavage baring, body-hugging dress, while Khloé lounges on a chair in a sparkly black dress with Kourtney's son Mason draped in front of her.  Kourtney, meanwhile, is standing near Khloé, hold…

candice for woolworths

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We selected Candice Swanepoel to represent the brand because she’s a South African model who has attained worldwide success, being most well-known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her look, attitude, and achievements were well aligned with those of the RE: brand,’ said a spokesperson for Woolworths. ‘Far from being “just a pretty face”, she encapsulates the spirit of modern rebellion and the vibrant optimism of our time.’ The new campaign shows Candice modelling the RE: Festival Collection. The denim items illustrate a return to authentic indigo/blue denim and a washed ‘worn & torn’ aesthetic with denim-on-denim outfitting a key look. The new slim ‘boyfriend’ jeans makes an appearance and we see lots of laundered and bleached garments as well as hammered fabrics for an aged appearance. Bleached pastels, blues and white are key colour combinations with a black ‘glam’ element introduced for holiday dress-up. Think embellished pleather shorts and biker jackets. Miss Swanepoel was sp…