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Editors note By Fauster C Claassen Much has happened since BR MAG was launched on the 30th of July 2010, BR MAG’s editorial emphasis has been one of empowerment, education and entertainment, and this issue is no different. Of course not to forget our main Sponsor, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Namibia Price adeboyegaga Christopher Ariyo, for being with us from the beginning of BR MAG. BR MAG is striving to bring you articles that will brighten your day, broaden your mind, and keep up to date on all the deliciously quilt pleasures of consumer culture. This issue brings you fashion news, and reviews of the hottest new movies and the latest news in art.


BR News King Mswati lll takes over COMESA Silent Art Auction Belle Ragazze Models Graduate Nollywood invades Namibia Paulus Noah speaks out Wise words from a wise man Featured Designer Sirkka Shoikuti Art at its best BR Mag taking you down memory lane Where to Shop in Namibia EXACT! Paris Avenue Fashion Tips Grooming Tips for Gentlemen Relationship Tips How to overcome Jealousy in a Relationship Namibia’s Film Industry Flash Back Miss NBC 2010 Inspirations Health Helping your Dr. help you

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Word from the CEO

And of course we have a health serving of reports and commentary on the real-world issues that matters most. We at BR Magazine are very interested in hearing from fellow readers and in receiving articles, reviews, and opinion pieces from readers. So please, if you have something you want to say and would like to see publisheddon’t be shy submit, any articles for Publication in BR MAG. Firstly I would like to thank and acknowledge the BR MAG team for all their hard work and commitment thus far; together we have taken BR Mag to new horizons. I would then like to express gratitude to our main sponsor and advisor, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Namibia, H.E. Prince Adegboyega Christopher Ariyo. This is a newly formed We aim to be always be where our readers are, much love to you company but it has managed to rise all.. beyond expectations.

I would say never miss this magazine of BR so subscribe today can be informed. The subscription from is printed at the back page of BR MAG, also just in case you accidentally forget your copy of BR at home on your to the UK, Zambia Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, or Johannesburg, not to forget the Peoples Republic of China, our BR Magazine will be in all flights entertainments magazine.

I would also express appreciation to the Editor of BR MAG, Fauster Claassen, she has done a remarkable job thus far and her eagerness towards BR Mag has brought us thus far. Our company is ready and willing to engage in possible businesses with other companies and make partnerships with willing stakeholders. Yours sincerely

As for me, I am the Editor of BR MAG and also a regular Model. We have developed a good work- F. Kaura Enough about me ash! Let’s hear about you! Voice your opinion ing relation with a few relevant Chief Executive Officer stakeholders and we strive to move Belle Ragazze Co-operative Ltd. and submit an article! higher and make the sky the limit.

Email:, Sincerely. Fauster Claassen Chief Editor

BR Mag Team

Marketing Manager: Editor: Content Editor: Photographer: 1st Graphics Designer: 2nd Graphics Designer: Overall Graphics Designer:


Flavia Placidus Fauster Claassen Mimi Mwiya Bhekie Methula Joshua Pan Kim Michael Gawanab Mubiana Leon Mubiana

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Julian Miranda Belle Ragazze Modeling Academy Clothed by: Paris Avenue

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Outstanding Art

World Cup in Africa Simeon Shilongo

Hand Made Joachim Homateni


BR News King Mswati lll takes over COMESA

His Majesty King Mswati III

President Robert Mugabe

His Majesty King Mswati III officially took over the COMESA Chairmanship from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.

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The Kingdom of Swaziland (Umbuso weSwatini), sometimes called Ngwane or Swatini, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, The King assured the head of states that during the ten- and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, ure of the Kingdom of Eswatini, the country will do ev- are named after the 19th century king Mswati II. erything to ensure that COMESA programmes are accorded full support, so that the country can present a positive report showing great achievements at the end of the term. His Majesty King Mswati III will Chair the COMESA Authority until the next Summit to be held in 2011 at a date to be agreed upon. He called for member states to continue moving towards deeper economic integration and expansion of trade through the tripartite Free Trade Area. His Majesty returns to the chairmanship for the second time after serving the organisation in 1990-1992 when it was known as the Preferential Trade Area. The Summit which took place from 31st August to 1st September 2010 was preceded by other Policy Organ meetings at technical, senior officials and Ministerial level meetings including the Business Forum. The theme for the sumit was ‘Harnessing Science and Technology for Development’. The Zambian president, Rupiah Banda described King Mswati III of Swaziland as a unifying factor in Africa. Mr Banda said the King was always available to provide advice and guidance whenever there was a conflict in different parts of Africa. The president was speaking yesterday when he visited the Queen Mother of Swaziland, Ntombi Thwala at her palace. He also praised the people of Swaziland for preserving their cultural heritage. And Queen Mother Ntombi Thwala said it was important for African leaders to meet and exchange views through fora like the just-ended Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) summit that was held in Swaziland.


The court of arms for the Kingdom of Swaziland

The flag of Swaziland

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Wise Words From a wise man part 2 African Development must have a basis in the holistic understanding of what development means. It is used to denote what is new. For this work, the New Concise Oxford Dictionary 2006 (Ed) Page 392 suggested that Development is a noun which means (i) the process of developing or being developed. (ii) a specified state of growth or advancement. (iii) An even constituting a new stage in a changing situation. Whereas the word develop is the verb that gave birth to the word development meaning (i) grow or cause to grow and become larger or more advanced. (ii) start to exist, experience or possess etc. it seems that when we examine the meaning of these words develop and development and relate to how they have been used in development studies as they relate to Africa, there has been a deliberate attempt to impose new process of development on Africa and a complete rejection of African past The understanding of what our past was is acquired with different lenses and wisdom not with African lens and wisdom. We study African history and social engineering with the perspective of the western world. We look at our civilization and assess the state of our being from other peoples understanding of their civilization and state of being. We tend to forget that there was a period in our history when we existed without any interaction with the Western world. What constituted our state of being then should have been what we should be developing though mindful that there are new things which we are now exposed to and must relate with for us to become larger, more advanced and more comfortable. Indeed before development destructive engagement with the Western world that led to the colonialization and brutal imperialist exploitation of Africa for Western economic development, African development had reached such a level that many other cultural developments had reached such a level that many cultural relics that are now being displayed in Museums in Africa and elsewhere in the world suggest Pro tanto African Cultural superiorities. There were many civilizations in Africa. These could not have been achieved without social, economic and political systems. Definitely these systems must have been at variance with the colonialized systems. Therefore the process of obliterating the African developed systems and imposing the new ways then began. During the sad interlude, that exposed Africa to the western ways of doing things, Africa lost the kernel of her development and humaneness the sense of what development should be.

The High Commissioner of Nigeria to Namibia, H.E. Prince Ambassador Adegboyega Christopher Ariyo.

Whatever we do in the four legs of any organizational development (political, social, economic and cultural) the more humane they are the more developed, we would be but if whatever we do is less humane then there is retrogression and no development.


Featured Designer Sirkka Shoikuti

In the Month of October BR MAG featured Sirkka Shoikuti a final year student at the College of the Arts Studying Fashion Design. Sirkka is originally from Ongwediva and completed her secondary school at the Nuuyoma Senior Secondary School. Her passion for designing started as a little girl making clothe for her playing dolls, but became serious when she was in Secondary School. There she bought clothe in shops and redesigned them to meet her style. After high school with the advice from friends and family members who could see she really had a gift in designing, she decided to pursue a career in Fashion Design which lead her to join the College of the Arts in 2007. Sirkka’s Fashion Icon is David Tali a South African Fashion Designer who has had a great influence to her work. Currently Sirkka doesn’t has a specific place where she sell her products from but hopefully next year she plans on opening her own first boutique in Windhoek which will coincide with the launch of her clothing line. Sirkka further added that the people response to her Designs has been very but the only problem at the moment is that competition is tough as there many upcoming designers and the Namibian population is too small to cater for all. Sirkka’s target market is on mostly outgoing young females. She encouraged young people with passion and talent for design to take their talent very serious and use this talent to self-employ themselves than look for jobs.



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Art at Its Best Step 2

: Linoleum Print Technique Students had to create prints (Linoleum Print Technique) which can be used as an eye catcher when promoting their ideas and product e.g. in Magazine Publications.

Step 3

: Production Students constructed and made their chairs according to their approved design (designs were approved by discussion with students and lecturers).

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: Exhibition Work was exhibited at the National Art Gallery of Namibia in November 2009.

BR Mag taking you down memory lane in the world of art

Project initiative:

Project Name: The Space Beneath In 2009 students from the College of the Arts (COTA) in Programme of Product Design Diploma (PDD) in conjunction with P.ART.NER work on a project called The Space Beneath that saw students designing state of the arts chairs and making them with scrap materials from dumping sites. BR MAG is here to take down memory lane in the Arts Industry. The aim of the Project was designing new ideas for seating arrangements (Chairs). Materials used: No material were bought for this project, all materials used were accessible materials found at dumping sites.

It was an exchange programme between Germany: Berlin and Namibia when P.ART.NER send two industrial Design Students Benjamin Haubold and Steffi Zรถller from Germany to work with students PDD at COTA and their lecturers.

Artist and Their Work Ndinelago Heita

Work Process

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: Designing All Designs had to be done first using the found materials as an inspiration. Illustrate and conceptualise the idea of a chair before producing it.


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BR News SILENT ART AUCTION AT NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF NAMIBIA The National Art Gallery of Namibia hosted its Annual Art Auction on 24th September at 18h00 this, and the pre-viewing started from the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2010. The event took place at the premises of the National Art Gallery of Namibia in the spacious Main Gallery and appeared bigger and better. The Voigts and Aschenborn families graciously agreed to make available works of Dieter and Ulrich Aschenborn and Joachim Voigts. Many of our well known professional Artists were invited to participate: Amy Schoeman, Andrew van Wyk, Urte Remmert, Paul Kiddo, Sarie Maritz, Alpheus Mvula, Barbara Boehlke, Lesley Crawford, Ndasuunje Shikongeni, Martin Bosman, Willem van Schalkwyk, Jose Dias Machate, Paul van Schalkwyk, Silke Behrens, Kim Modise, Fillipus Sheehama, Pedro Vorster, Gerdis Stadther, Kaleb Haipinge, Ziggy Marthin, Pieter Basson, David Amukoto, Kleopas Jambinge, Nicky Marais, Werner Mouton.

Werner Mouton pauses next to his oil on canvas painting called “Honesty”.

Martin Bosman pauses next to his oil on canvas painting titled “the calling”

This is a great piece of artwork by Oscar Kahenge titled “world cup image”

Art lovers, collectors and the public will had the rare opportunity to pre-view beforehand and acquire artworks of real value. This created a positive atmosphere at the event and the artists were more that excited as well. The artists varied in age but they all had one thing in common, the love for art. This Wonderful piece of art titled “OVERLOADING” was done by Kleopas Jambeinge

Section of the artists that participated in the 2010 Art Auction at the opening on 24th September at the National Art Gallery.


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Acoustic Friday BLOSSOM


n 22 October, the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) hosted its first Bi-monthly concert series “Acoustic Friday” with performances of two upcoming female artists, Danella and Blossom. Although their musical approach may differ, both Danella and Blossom share a passion for their art. As a result their music defeats commonly accepted genres or styles. While Blossom started her career as an autodidact of the guitar, Danella is dedicated to her classical guitar studies yet still finds time to compose and write her own songs.


5-year old Ruusa Ndapewa Munalye, well known as Blossom, is a talented young woman who, in a very short period of time has captured the hearts and attention of the Namibian music industry. Her taste of music makes her style very different from the current content and genre in the Namibian industry. She describes her music as, in her own words, ‘a fragrance of renewal and a breath of refreshment‘.


n 2008 Blossom took the plunge and released her first single “Namibia”, which, for lack of any other genre, can be described as soulful, afro-pop country music. Danella’s You Tube release, “Pinned Up Butterfly”, on the other hand is reminiscent of Mid-West Indie Pop mixed with the ambience of Lounge Rock. BR MAG will go a little into the lives of these two upcoming musicians who were given a chance to perform at this memorable event.




he trigger for her love of music started at the tender age of five, when she first heard the emotional notes of Bolero in her family home. Then, whenever she had a chance, she attacked the piano and created her own melodies to challenge boredom and her love for music. In her early teens, she found the instrument that spoke clearest to her, the guitar.


orn and raised in Onelago, a village in the north central part of Namibia, Blossom does not only remember the richness and joy of her childhood experiences, but she deeply values her roots and the inspiration she’s gotten all along from the natural beauty of her land and it’s people. The warm-hearted singer discovered her artistic side recently when she ‘felt compelled to realize the talents within her‘, as she puts it. Self trained, the young lady embarked on a journey to learn and expand her guitar skills, develop her vocals and song composition, which usually is in her mother tongue, Oshiwambo.


anella wakes up in the morning with melodies in her head and is inspired by the common events in life, both sad and happy ones. She is passionately dedicated to her music, and has composed more than 20 songs already. Currently she is in the process of sifting through her vast repertoire and is recording her first tracks.

aving started music in 2004, Blossom’s first appearances in the entertainment industry began in the year 2008 when she’s had live performances at the Warehouse Theatre, The National Theatre of Namibia, national events including the 20th anniversary celebrations, as well as at various local shows including Gazza’s 2009 Channel O’s nomination party, and Lady May’s 2010 album launch. She also released her first single track in 2008, entitled “Namibia”.


BR News Belle Ragazze Models Graduate

Ndali further pointed out that models are under a lot of scrutiny from the media as to how they behave in the public eye. She stated that their appearance, weight and hair are more like headlines for news these days. By these she warned the models to stay focused and not worry too much about what other people say or do. Ndali further expressed her gratitude towards a BR Babe that was crowned miss Polytechnic of Namibia 2010, Iyaloo Erastus. She considered her a great leader and perfect example for the rest of the girls.

The closing remarks for the formal part of the day were presented by the marketing manager of Belle Ragazze Co-Operative Ms. Flavia Plasidus. In her remarks she acknowledged the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Namibia for hosting the event and thanked him for believing in Belle Ragazze from the beginning. She then further expressed appreciation to the CEO of Belle On the 11th of September 2010, Belle Ragazze Modeling AcadRagazze Co-Operative for giving the ladies in the company the emy, under the Belle Ragazze Co-Operative, honored the BR opportunity to handle the program. She then warned the models Models by awarding them with certificates. In what was considnot to ever forget who they were and where they came from. ered one of the greatest days for the BR models, the event kicked of with welcome remarks from the host, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Namibia H.E. Ambassador (Prince) Adegboyega Christopher Ariyo. In his remarks, the High Commissioner mentioned that the High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Namibia is strongly in support of youth who not only aim at developing themselves, but also develop others. He pointed out that the founders of BR have and are still doing their part for society. The next speaker was the Financial Manager of Belle Ragazze C-Operative Ms. Annastasia Ngalandji. She gave a brief history of Belle Ragazze Co-Operative, she pointed out that it started off as a Modeling Academy; the founders felt that it was not enough. They gathered a few students and formed a Co-operative, which is now the proud owner of BR Mag and one of the most prominent modeling academies in Namibia. She mentioned some of the financial constrains of the company and the solutions thereof. Ms. Ngalandji read out the financial report for the month and the future plans for Belle Ragazze Co-Operative Ltd.


The key note speech was done by the Manager of Belle Ragazze Modeling Academy, Miss. Ndali Heita. She expressed her gratitude to the founders of Belle Ragazze Co-Operative for assigning her with the responsibility of being the manager of Belle Ragazze Modeling Academy, she mentioned that it was a pleasant experience for her and she did it wholeheartedly. One of the highlights of her speech was a quote from the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, which was “our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure�.


The occasion was also graced by the Chief Executive Officer of Peacock Fusion Co-Operative. Peacock Fusion was formed, not too long ago, about the same time as Belle Ragazze. That is not the only thing our 2 co-operatives have in common. Like Belle Ragazze, Peacock Fusion is a student owned and operated business. It was formed with the aim of combining business ideas in a unique, creative entrepreneurial way in order to offer services where required, while keeping the ideas fresh and new. It consists of 7 members that came together with a collective goal of becoming entrepreneurs and doing something unique.


BR News Nollywood invades Namibia

Ejike & Francis Windhoek got crazy for a moment when Nollywood stars visited Namibia. It was four days filled with joy, laughter, fun and more fun and the famous Aki and Pawpaw made a great impression to their fans. The Nigeria Export Promotion Council in collaboration with The Nigerian High Commission to Namibia and Belle Ragazze Co-operative organized an event that is still the talk of the town. The event kicked off on Sunday the 17th of October 2010 with an official opening of an exhibition and also marking the 50 year golden jubilee of the people’s republic of Nigeria. The official opening was graced by the presence of the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Namibia, H.E. (Prince) Adegboyega Christopher Ariyo, Mrs. Ariyo, the Governor of Khomas Region Hon. Sophia Shaningwa, the director of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council Mr. David I. Adelugba to name a few.

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Namibia H.E. (Prince)

The event went rather well and the public was pleased to be awarded an opportunity to come face to face with the Nollywood stars and the High ComAdegboyega Chris- missioner of Nigeria to Namibia. Some people went on to say that the High topher Ariyo, Commissioner is a hardworking man who does not rest until the job is done, further, one member of the public stated that he was very kind and friendly and he is a perfect representation of the Nigerian government. The chief executive officer of Belle Ragazze Co-operative stated that the project was good experience for his team and he wishes to continue working with the Nigerian High Commission in Namibia. He further acknowledged the High Commissioner for supporting Belle Ragazze and its activities.

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Fashion Tips

By Michelle Oppel-Schmidt


I know what you are all thinking; grooming tips for gentlemen sounds almost like grooming tips for dogs…nevertheless I suggest we catch up with the latest trends. This does not mean that you necessarily need to be ‘fashionable’, but you do need to enhance your personal brand and not clutter it.

Hair care: The normal Colgate shampoo, yes the egg and the infamous apple flavored ones, will not do it. We sit in air conditioned offices all day long and your hair, believe it or not, will dry out one way or the other. Also, conditioner is not to be used as a leave in gel, trust me you will only get dandruff and oily, scruffy looking hair. When washing your hair, use a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner according to your hairs’ needs i.e. oily, dry or frequently washed etc. For gentlemen’s hair I personally suggest a 2-in1 shampoo and conditioner for frequently washed hair. And by this I presume you do wash your hair every day. There is wide variety of wonderful hair gel on the market that will keep your hair in place all day long, the tip here is not to use too much at once. Only a pea-size amount should be used. Ensure that you check your hair line and behind your ears for any excess gel on the skin.

Nail care: The long pinky nail is only handy for the following: scratching your nose, cleaning your ear and getting rid of dandruff. Gentlemen, this is a definite no go, you are losing points on all grounds. Keep is short and simple and no you do not cut your nails at your work station – it is absolutely unprofessional and utterly disgusting (haal liewers utterly disgusting uit). Please use a nail clipper and not your teeth for this task in the privacy of your own home.

Dental Hygiene: You must visit your dentist every six months and making an appointment straight after your last visit is an excellent way of keeping to this routine. Brush your teeth every morning and every night. Why not also keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at the office to use after a business lunch. In addition, use a mouthwash to get to the areas where your toothbrush can’t and floss at night if you have consumed meat or any sticky food during the day. Remember to clean your tongue as it is often the breeding ground for unwelcome aromas. If you are a smoker, keep sugar-free gum or sweets nearby as, even though you cannot smell yourself. For the coffee or tea drinkers, you also need to take special dental care as cigarette breath and coffee breath are equally bad.

Barbershops/hairdressers: a visit to your barber is necessary every second to third week, regardless of your hair type, or even every week just to trim your hair style. Please make sure that your barber or hairdresser is using well cleansed hair machines to avoid getting a rash. With regards to other hair, a gentlemen grooming/style kit for eyebrow shaping, nose and ear hair trimming, is available at Clicks for N$100.

It works better if you first bath or shower prior to shaving, it softens the skin and makes your job so much easier. There is not much you can do to prevent in-grown hair, but you can pull it out with tweezers rather than squeeze it out. Always use fresh blades and moisturising shaving foam when you shave. It you must skip a day of shaving, rather do it over the weekend than on a week day to avoid a scruffy, caveman appearance.

Skin care:

Moisturiser – to moisturise your skin and all moisturisers have a built-in sunscreen. Sun block – this is crucial for our climate, please apply a sun block of no less than SPF30. Facial mask – please try this at least once a month in the privacy of your bathroom….nobody needs to know and you will definitely feel like a million dollars. Eye care – Neutrogena eye lift is wonderful for puffy eyes after a night out.

Accessorising: Please keep it as simple as possible, leave it to the ladies to feel and sometimes look like a walking Christmas tree. Piercings: No piercings are allowed as it does not look professional. Please keep in mind we are in the financial industry. I recommend you wear them in your private time. Necklace: You may wear a necklace, but please do not wear it outside your shirt collar. Rings: You are allowed to wear a ring on each hand i.e. a wedding band on one hand and dress ring on the other or a dress ring on each hand, but not on each finger. Watches: Please have your watch fitted around your wrist; it should not fall off your hand every time you move just. Bracelets: Once again have it fitted around your wrist. Belts: Please stay clear of the very fashionable enormous buckles displaying DG, eagles, the American flag etc. on it. It is not in good taste. Rather opt for normal size belts in the following colours: a black belt with your black pants, a brown belt with your brown pants, a navy belt with your navy pants, a charcoal belt with your charcoal pants, and a white belt with your white pants. Shoes: Please follow these handy tips for your shoes: buy quality instead of quantity; clean your shoes daily and do not wear the same pair of shoes for two consecutive days; wear a colour shoe that is the same colour as your pants or a shade darker; leave grasshoppers for school children. Socks: The battle continues, white socks became a fashion item with Michael Jackson, and only MJ could pull it off. Similar to your shoes, you must colour coordinate your socks i.e. black with black, brown with brown, navy with navy, and charcoal with charcoal. Your pants, socks and shoes should be streamlined and not fight with each other.


I know men don’t drink pink drinks, but I also know that your skin is not better or worse off than a women’s skin. I am not asking you to sit next to your wife or girlfriend with a facial mud mask, only that you consider using the following: Facial wash – make sure that you use a product that is applicable to your skin type i.e. dry, oily or combination etc. There is a wide variety of products at Clicks such as Nivea Visage, J&J, Garnier, Justine, Avroy Schlain etc. Toner – just to close your pores after you have cleansed your skin.

shirt underneath your shirt, especially if you have an excessive sweat problem. It is also recommended to wear a t-shirt underneath your shirt if you have a dark skin and you are wearing a light colour shirt as your skin colour can be seen through your shirt. The trick is to wear either a white, black or grey v-neck t-shirt underneath your shirt. For a colour analysis please contact Michelle Oppel-Schmidt on 061 299 1251 / 081 269 5850.

Colours: The usual neutral colours being black, brown, navy, beige etc. are the safe colours for any gentleman’s wardrobe. You may try other colours as well, as long as you keep your pants a basic colour like black, charcoal, navy or white. You are encouraged to mix and match as long as you keep to the following guidelines: Pinstripes: Stay clear of pinstripe pants and shirts worn in combination; stick to a solid colour on top or at the bottom. Vertical stripes: Check the width of the stripes; the wider the stripes the bigger you will look. Also, vertical stripes will create a perception that you’re bigger, especially around the waist area. Horizontal stripes: Once again check the width of the stripes. Shirt and T-shirt: It is highly advisable to wear a t-


Ties: The question of the century: where should your tie end? The end of your tie must meet the belt buckle. Check the mirror to see if your tie reaches your belt buckle. Keep the patterns of your tie as plain as possible, not cartoon characters please, you want to be taken seriously. Glasses: It is highly fashionable to have a frame stating a fashion house name like DG etc. on the side. Unfortunately these frames are very heavy and ‘blocks’ your face off. Just think of a colleague that has a frame like that, all you can think of is his/her glasses. Sunglasses are crucial when going out into the sun to protect your eyes. However, please do not put it on your head when you return from outside as it looks very unprofessional. Tattoos: Please take care not to show tattoos at the work place. Wear a t-shirt underneath your shirt should you have a tattoo on your torso or arm as it might show through your shirt. Dental accessories/jewels: Yes, at the time you had it done it looked funky when you looked at yourself in the mirror. After that you kind of forgot about the piece of jewellery in your teeth. Well we did not; your colleagues are the ones looking at it daily. Please remove it and have it insured.

Relationship Tips

Identify the Root of the Problem What is causing this unfounded jealousy? You may behave this way because you have been cheated on in the past. This may cause you to be more possessive and controlling in a new relationship for fear of repetition, even if he or she has never given you a reason to be doubtful.

HOW TO OVERCOME JEALOUSY IN A RELATIONSHIP Jealousy is a human emotion that we all instinctively experience at some point in our lives. Jealousy can refer to a strong desire for or envy of someone else’s success, stature, or possessions.

If this is the case, it is important to deal with these feelings and insecurities before you enter a new relationship. Harboring unresolved feelings from past relationships is a sure sign that you aren’t ready for a new one.

Give yourself a Reality Check

Taken in a social context, it can refer to a perceived threat to a valued relationship or to its quality. Jealousy may cause someone to be doubtful of his or her partner and feel threatened by his or her interaction with certain people. It involves a fear of losing the other person. There are different kinds of jealousy and educating yourself on them may help you and your partner develop a stronger relationship.

Focus on what is really happening, not what you perceive to be happening. How realistic is the threat? What evidence do you have that your relationship is in danger? Distinguish fact from fiction.

Healthy Jealousy

Positive Self-Talk

Jealousy doesn’t necessarily indicate negative connotations in all cases. After all, it is quite natural for men and women to be protective and possessive of the one that they love. In a relationship, when feelings of jealousy are mild and occasional, it reminds the couple not to take each other for granted. It can encourage couples to appreciate one another and make an effort to ensure the other person feels valued.

Sometimes, you need to give yourself a pep talk. When you start feeling those twinges of jealousy, remind yourself that your partner loves you and is committed to you. Realize that he or she is with you for a reason. These self-affirmations can help you boost your confidence.

Having reservations about your significant other going to a strip club, the sight of him or her drooling over an attractive person of the opposite sex, or witnessing him or her flirting with someone else are innocent examples of how jealousy can be a perfectly normal reaction. Destructive Jealousy Sometimes, jealous feelings can balloon out of proportion. It is a completely different story when jealousy becomes frequent, intense, and irrational. Once you reach this stage, you obsessively begin to question your lover’s loyalty to you and it sends you into a blind rage. You may even try to restrict your partner’s interactions with other people and constantly monitor where he or she goes and what he or she does. If you can’t control your jealousy, it is bound to be detrimental to your relationship. It eats away at the most important thing holding it together – trust. It can leave your loved one constantly feeling like they are walking on eggshells.

If you have no solid grounds for feeling jealous, your false accusations will cause a lot of unnecessary strain on the relationship. Don’t let your imagination draw a negative picture of your partner.

Seek Reassurance If you can’t talk yourself out of a jealous funk, perhaps communicating your feelings will help resolve your insecurities. One of the best ways to beat jealousy is to ask your partner for reassurance. Make sure you don’t take an accusatory, nagging, or bullying tone with him or her. Instead, share your feelings of doubt and ask them to help you overcome them. By communicating your feelings, you can work out solutions together.

Get an Objective Opinion Ask a close friend to take note of your behaviour around your boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes, you aren’t fully aware of your actions, especially when emotions like jealousy cloud your judgment. By getting a neutral party’s perspective, it can help you fully understand the extent of your actions. A good friend will let you know if your behaviour is out of control and destructive.

If you find yourself drifting into the realm of harmful and unhealthy jealousy, there are things you can do to prevent it from ruining your current and future relationships.


Namibian Film Industry



n the 2nd of September two young Namibian filmmakers NCC’s “Filmmaker’s Choice” event last month featured Namibian screenplay writer and director Perivi Katjavivi’s (“Love launched CAMELTHORNS a promo for their first feature film at Is”) all-time favourite movie “As it is in Heaven”; a charming, the FNCC Cinema. disarmingly frank, robustly opinionated and sweetly tuneful Swedish film about a small-town choir, a famous conductor and amelThorns was produced by G.T Detering and Nicole Dathe redemptive power of singing. vidow and co-produced by Alison Li, who is based in New York. Locally CamelThorns was produced in association with Media Logistics Namibia, a film production company. Cast and Crew rama, Directed by Kay Pollak As it is in Heaven: A successful and renowned international were all scouted locally and the shooting locations promise the conductor retires to his childhood village after suffering a heart unmistakable savannahs landscapes of Namibia. CamelThorns attack. Immediately upon his arrival his fame makes him the features a line up of new faces and talent. object of curiosity, fascination and suspicion. Soon he is asked to come and offer a bit of good advice to the tiny church choir. n the lead roles we have Nicole Davidow as Marie, Klara Mudge As he brings new ideas to the small community, he comes into conflict with the religious leaders, while the inhabitants of the as Jessica and Ruan Greef as Andre. All characters in the film portray strong as well as contrasting personalities, which enrich the village teach him a few things about life. story’s message of cultural differences and human relationships. The film also stars well-known Namibian actor Armas Shivute, as erivi is a Namibian filmmaker and writer. He has been in- well as Samuel Kapepo, Johannes Kamati and Nghishy Muniaro volved in theatre and the arts from a young age. He was cast as in supporting roles. Edmund in the Sandy Rudd directed play ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ which was performed at the National Theatre he screenplay was written by Genevieve together with Dashiof Namibia. His script ‘The shop’ was one of the winners to gain funding through the Berlin-Windhoek Partnership Programme. ell Finley who is a New York based screenplay writer. The short film was well received and won a Namibian Film The short film CamelThorns serves as a teaser for the feature projaward for best editing in 2008. ‘The Shop’ was then accepted ect and tells the story of two girls, Marie (Nicole Davidow) and into the 30th Durban International Film Festival, where Perivi Jessica (Klara Mudge) finding themselves in a threatening and life-altering situation. Their courage and strength is tested and attended. pushed to the limits and the girls who share an ultimate bond of friendship, love and unity have to prove that truly nothing can The 2010 Namibian Film Award Screenings come between them.






On 20 November 2010, the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in collaboration with the Filmmakers’ Association of Namibia (FAN) and the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) will host the first combined Namibian Film & Theatre Awards. Watch all the local films that have been entered and accepted for the awards such as Catch-22, Directed by Simbi Gibson; Love Is... Directed by Perivi John Katjavivi; CamelThorns Directed by G.T. Detering; Remember Eliphas Part III Marching Forward Directed by Ernst Steynberg and many more… at the FNCC cinema from 3 to 13 November.


BR News PAULUS NOA SPEAKS OUT The battle against corruption should not be a one-person show but rather a collective political initiative by our leaders to take decisive action against corruption, said Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Paulus Noah. Noah made this remark last month (September) during the opening of a two day Conference organized by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) under the theme: Namibia Battle against Corruption.

The polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) does not only train students in their fields of study, it also allows the students to exercise a bit of politics by campaigning for the Student Representative Council positions. In most cases, students at the PoN were never interested in politics. In some instances, you will find that only one person is campaigning for an SRC positions.

He explained that the problem in fighting corruption may not only be the absence of clear national strategies, adding that the problem may be the lack of translating political will into political support for the anti-corruption agencies. It should not be that some politicians keep on talking about corruption while his their counterparts are relaxed, not talking about corruption, Noah said. Meanwhile, a conference participant posed a question on silent corruption, whether it exist in the Namibian context. Replying to the question, Noah said silent corruption is a concern and is none other than maladministration and mismanagement of public office or affairs.

Trevor Chaka giving his remarks

Example of silent corruption are things such as coming to work late, or going home early, he said.

Currently, all the portfolios have massive competition and the number of students who attend the presentations increases each year. This is in fact great because participation is one of the elements that make democracy work.

Noah was also quizzed on the ACC stance with regard to the day light looting of public funds where money is dished out to private individuals and later the company that may have gotten public funds is declared bankrupt. He responded that the Board of Trustees, those who approved the transaction of funds to various bankrupt projects should be held accountable. ‘There should be legal means to be taken against the board of trustees if anything goes wrong, Noah said.`

Poly students are ready for democracy The SRC president, Trevor Chika made strong remarks at the portfolio presentations. He pointed out to the students that they do not have vote people in because of their popularity, but must listen to the promises they make and see how realistic they are. He further stated that during his reign, the students were the first priority. He also advised the incoming student leaders not to be influenced by anyone buy rather do what they are voted to do.

Students came from all departments to witness the presentations.

A few students feel that most people campaign for the sake of getting benefits. They argue that most people bring forth unrealistic dreams to try and delude the students. A second year Public Management student pointed out that since she came to the poly, she has been hearing people promising a cashier at the library, but up to now no SRC has made that a reality.


Flash Back

Miss NBC 2010 For the first time in history, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation held Miss NBC. It was a glamorous and well attended event. The event was held at the Roman Catholic Hall in the heart of the city, and it was complemented by outstanding performances from the likes of Gal Level, young bloods like the ‘so fresh’ Curtiz as well as established Hip-hop acts like Deejay and Lil D. The judges at the historical event were photographer Tony Figueira, local designer Chakirra Claasen, Trustco’s Adrian Muller, the NBC’s Umbi Karuaihe-Upi and former Face of Africa contestant Maria Hiwilepo.


Glitz & Glamour In every battle there is a winner and a loser, Meriam Karumendu came out with the crown in this battle winning the first time ever miss NBC tittle. Taking the title of First Princess was Charmaine Van Der Smit, while Steffie Skrywer won the title of Second Princess. Other winners on the night were Miss Photogenic Uta Himmel, while Lydia Mulwa was awarded the Miss Personality title. The BR Mag crew snapped some Pics of people with outstanding outfits. This was a very difficult task since everyone looked so stunning. The BR cam caught outfits ranging from traditional to modern. Let your eyes decide whether our camera crew was right or wrong.

Miss NBC 2010

Vajaa Kandambo

Toucy Tjijombo

Brink Van Schalkwyk (Managing Director of /AE//GAMS Networks) and Diana Van Schalkwyk (Member of the NBC Board)

Mercy Daniel

Adrian Muller (Mixed Creative Marketing at Trustco)

Selma Shiteni Pombili

From left: Vicky, Linaky and Valerie



Equipped Dancers

“Don’t be Afraid to show legs”

Salmi Shilongo Helena Nuyoma 2nd Year Business Administration Student at UNAM The BR Camera caught her hairstyle in WHK CBD; she picked out that specific Style just to welcome the summer. Her Hair was done by her cousin Dina.

“Oops its BR CAM Again - is my Hair fine ”

1st Year Accounting Student at UNAM Salmi was caught by the BR Camera in Windhoek in her stunning lively colorful Dress. It’s not only her dress but her yellow Handbag, Brown belt and summer shoes brings out a whole new look to her outfit. Besides being a Beautiful and fashionable young lady, she is also a Part-time Fashion Designer who will most probable has her own clothing line in the near future. Her favourite shopping place is Mr. Price.

“I say go crazy with your hair this Summer”

“Keep your Hair simple this Summer”

Fallon Strauss Visual Art Student at UNAM Fallon was spotted by the BR Camera in front of Edgars in town. Her reason for doing the Hairstyle was for all those girls that don’t have the Guts to do it.

“Love yourself even more girls”

1st year Student at Prestige Training Academy studying Human Resource

Venoo Mbuende Venoo is only 1 year old but surely take her fashion very serious. The BR Crew caught her in this sexy summer short and beautifully done hair. You don’t have to be old to look sexy…

From left: Analise Olivier; Jade Kassen; Serina Beukes; Willian Van Wyk all students from the Windhoek College of Education pictured in their Nama Traditional Attire During the Windhoek College of Education Cultural Festival…


Minolta was spotted by the BR Camera in her irresistable Dress, its no surprise that the camera love her, she is also a Fashion Model. Her Magnificant Hairstyle goes in with her outfit. I simply wore this outfit today cause I was very excited the morning and the weather was hot. Its changed everything in my day as every eye was on me and my beautiful smile made it hard for guys not to stare at me… My shopping spots are Mr. Price, Legit and Fashion World.

Where to Shop

Inspirations Being vulnerable with courage is my best security because I see my security as the security of all. There are no enemies. A neuron, in this new paradigm, is interconnected and functional.

A Neuron with Imagination By Francisco Ramos Stierle (Sep 20, 2010)

While it has clear boundaries, it has imagination, and understands how matter, energy, information and love flow through molecules, society, mind, family and communities. Because of the plasticity of other connections in the brain, when a healthy neuron dies, being loved by the community, its legacy carries on. Famous Quotes Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Harold R. McAlindon

The old paradigm of life tells us that we are a collection of separate objects. We focus our attention, but in doing so, we often dissect a part of the whole without taking into account the visible, and often invisible, connections. As a result, we miss seeing relationships and only see the effects, the “what”. In this old paradigm, knowledge comes from analyzing a static Nature -- a “stuff-based” view of reality. Because reality isn’t experienced dynamically, we relate to things with a sense of conquest. In this paradigm, power is something you acquire as a top-down force that is exerted over other life. To be vulnerable, then, is seen as a sign of weakness. That’s why being “invulnerable” is about finding security by shattering your enemies; I create defences and walls and borders to isolate me from the “danger” of being violated. A dramatic image for this view of life is the single neuron that tries to build higher and stronger walls to stop communication with its “dangerous” surroundings. In this ill-conceived notion of reality, it is a matter of time before the neuron atrophies in isolation and dies prematurely.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr. Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. St. Clement of Alexandra Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. Johann Gottfried Von Herder Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher

In the new paradigm, though, the entire Universe is in communion. It is a science of relationships in all dimensions, and life is experienced as a flow. Organisms are alive with visible boundaries, but determined by what flows through those porous boundaries: matter, energy, information, love. This paradigm is process oriented, and we are constantly asking “how,” not “what.” And so, knowledge is dynamic and always changing, like the flame that keeps its shape by constantly burning. When we experience this dynamic knowledge, it turns into wisdom and then reality cannot be confined only to the material world. Here, power is shared in an inclusive and horizontal way, from the bottom-up, such that its value resides in the way an organism serves the community. Instead of looking for perfection, life looks for wholeness.


You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Author Unknown To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: “Leave no stone unturned.” Edward Bulwer Lytton

Word of the Month Aeon \EE-uhn\noun; (in Gnosticism) one of a class of powers or beings conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being and performing various functions in the operations of the universe.

Problems with OomJoo You might lose the opportunity of a lifetime so that is why you should create an opportunity to seat and hear from him before any further decisions. Remember communication is the backbone of any relationship. Keep your studies up to date. Wish you all the best dear. Q// I’m in love with my step mother I am a 21 years old boy from Klein Windhoek; I am so in love with my step mother. When ever I am around her I feel breathless and motionless. I have held it for so long and I do not know whether I should make a move on her or not. Help me uncle Omjoo please, I am afraid because these feelings are getting more and more.

Q// what the hell did I get myself into!!! My girlfriend recently discovered that she is pregnant and she is only 18 years old. The problem is that she is very frustrated and she does not want to reason, I have been trying to tell her we will get through it but it falls on a deaf ear. The worst part is that she is also getting suicidal now; twice I have rushed her to hospital for overdose, now I am even worried when she is not around me. She does not even want to see a professional for help and I am also freaking out. I am only 19 years and I do not know what I got myself into. Please help me Mr. Oomjo.

Michael from Klein Windhoek

Q// I aint ready to be a step mom!!

Depressed Polytechnic student

A// Dear Michael, what you are going through is normal as you are growing up but my advice to you is do not make a move, you might not understand what you are going through and it may not be love but rather infatuation or other short term feelings. The most important thing to consider is that all that is happening to you is just the battle of the mind. Your mind is driving you, so what you should perhaps do is to change your focus when you are around her try not to look too much that may turn into starring but rather balance your Peter from Eros looking and always keep busy with your school or other relevant things. Your princess is coming and that is Ms Right just waits with A// Dear son, do not regret for what you have just done, know time. Wish you all the best and remember it is a process and know that you are not the first one to go through this; many have done it that she is your Dad’s wife. and have gone through. As for your girlfriend, this is the time she needs maximum support from you that means assurance that you Q.// my lecturer is making me fail are there for her through this difficult times. The most important thing right now is to focus on the well being of your girl friend and Uncle Oomjo, I am a second year female student at the Polytechnic she needs to talk to someone for counseling she really needs it to of Namibia. My lecturer has had a grudge on me ever since he procalm her frustrations and that includes you. Be patient because this posed me and I turned him down. He told me I would never pass happens with ladies as they go through the denial stages before his course and I thought it was a joke. Now all the tests and assignacceptance. I would like you to gather courage to let both your ments I keep getting the same score (35%) and when I approach parents know about this. Remember everything happens for the him he says he was not impressed with my work. I think he is just good of those who believe. So believe it is a blessing, I wish you doing this on purpose and I do not know what to do because I did the best of luck as you face this with courage and I know you will. not come to Polytechnic to date lecturers. Please help me.

I have been dating this guy for about 9 months and things were great until I recently discovered that he has a month old baby. The worse part is that he claims not to even know the girl and apparently it was a one night stand. This hurts me a lot because if that is true, it means he is very careless and sleeps with women without using protection. How could he cheat on me Uncle Oomjo? Am I safe with him? What should I do?

A// Dear daughter, just to reject him made you a winner and that should be encouraged to all other female students. Knowing your goal and objective will always give you deserved results, Congratulations!!! My advice to you will be to gather right information, this means when your test results come compare it with your fellow students to see how the marking was done then you have evidence and the other way will be to change lecturers by joining other group slots if there is not clash with your other subjects. When evidence Stacy, Polytech student from Luxury Hill is well collected you may consult the S.R.C especially for academic and Gender to take your case to the relevant authorities because A// Dear lovely niece, why would someone sleep with someone what the lecturer is doing is illegal and it is against the law. Rememelse when they know that they are with someone? Love is great ber you have rights and it is time to live your rights they are here and beautiful I may not say much but you know how much you to protect you. feel for him. If you think he loves you and you love him as well, love goes beyond boundaries and just that love will make you If you feel lonely and need someone to help you with your probready to be what you are not ready for right now. Communicate lems, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to Oomjo. belleragazze@ with him and find out where you stand with him.


Jokes “LOL” Sexual Education A sweet little girl runs out to the backyard where her father is working, and asks him, “Daddy, what’s sex?” So, her father sits her down, and tells her all about the birds and the bees. He tells her about conception, sexual intercourse, sperm and eggs etc. He tells her about puberty, menstruation, men and women and love... He thinks what the hell, and tells her the works, thinking that to tell it all is the only way to tell truth. The girl is somewhat awe struck with this sudden influx of bizarre new knowledge, and her father finally asks, “So why did you wish to know about sex?” “Oh, mommy said lunch would be ready in a couple of secs...”

Drunk Hero

A guy walks into a bar on the top of a very tall building. He sits down, orders a huge beer, chugs it, walks over to the window, and jumps out. Five minutes later, the guy walks into the bar again, orders another huge beer, chugs it, walks over to the window, and jumps out again. Five minutes later, he re-appears and repeats the whole thing. About half an hour later, another guy at the bar stops the first guy and says, “hey, how the heck are you doing that? The first guy responds, “oh, it’s really simple physics. When you chug the beer, it makes you all warm inside and since warm air rises, if you just hold your breath you become lighter than air and float down to the sidewalk.” “WOW!” exclaims the second man, “I gotta try that!” So he orders a huge beer, chugs it, goes over to the window, jumps out, and splats on the sidewalk below. The bartender looks over to the first man and says, “Superman, you’re an a**hole when you’re drunk.”

When the cat is away, the we don’t see him in the news mouse gets locked in the anymore. Hope this is a lesson to all the other talkative pips, house!! you better watch your backs coz Shocking news from a reliable source has disclosed the a Kwaito star is overuled by jealousy to the extent that he locked his girl in the house whenever he is going to perfom. Sources say that sometimes he even throws punches at her when she “misbehaves”. This is really sad because a lot of fans think he is this cool guy who is kind, but the truth will come out soon bra.

there are people ready to shut your mouth for you (or your eye...Lol).

Dark cloud over Black Sheep Show

It is said that recently one our Hip-pop star so say was stabbed after performing at the CD Launch of Black Sheep and the word on the street has it that a top Namibian kwaito Star has a deep hand. This proofs that Guess who’s Gay!! Namibian musicians are more It has come to BR Mag’s atten- into creating wars amongst than tion that a certain hip-hop artist building our music industry. is indeed gay. He is always singing and rapping about partying Down Dropping Namibian and girls but its sad to know that kwaito star Demands N$ all those songs were actually 80 000 for performances meant for his gay partner. Lol, but it’s funny because the ladies A fallen Hero in the kwaito inreally dig him. dustry no so long ago demanded N$ 80 000 for a single perfor-

To discipline a child you mance plus accommodation in 4 must “Beat” not “Spank!” star Hotel in Presidential Suite,

How Much Does It Cost to Get Married? A little boy asked his father: “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”

Its very sad to know that in this life people still want to learn things the hard way. One of our “boys” became a man now, he used to hang out in bars and clubs and was constantly beaten, but now he is well behaved and


Bacon & Eggs with Orange Juice on the side for breakfast, Spur rib and Mashed Potatoes with a glass of Whiskey and a Buffet Supper. In addition some lady’s for Entrainment.



You’re not exactly the most patient of people, and this month you You just can’t really rush things along right now-as much as you, have good reason not to be. The stars are in your favor but Mur- and everyone around you would like to, you need to just “hurry up and wait”, which may be a drag-but at least it’s a drag you are phy’s Law is at work, so if something can go wrong- it will. sharing with everyone else.


You’re going to need all the patience you can master this month SAGITTARIUS NOV 23- DEC 21 and that’s quite a lot! Frustrating experiences in the realm of com- The odds are good that you’ve got big plans coming up. That munication and travel are lined up. In your case, it could make get- sounds wonderful, and if you’re lucky, they’ll go off just as planned. Watch out though-it could be easier said than done. You ting in touch with special people in your life a bit difficult. need to check, double-check and triple check all your plans for a while. ARIES MAR 21 - APR 20

Your plans may not go off exactly as you’d expected- in fact, they probably can’t. All you can really count on is that as far as com- CAPRICORN DEC 22 - JAN 21 munication goes, you need to strengthen your ties. It may feel per- Whatever you do to deal with frustration, make sure that you’ve got it in plenty reserve this month. None of your best laid plans sonal, but it’s really universal. are likely to work out the way you want them to for a little while, which is hard on you. Although of course you can deal with it. TAURUS APR 21 - MAY 20 You may be feeling like the universe or some important part of it personally has it in for you- making you late whenever possible, causing problems with directions and tossing whatever seems most inconvenient in your way. The good news is that if you get through the first week, the rest of the month will be a breeze.



It might not be easy for you to deal with the delays, roadblocks and hindrances coming your way this month, but your famous versatil- Make someone’s morning this month; send an inspirational text to ity pulls you through- the rest of the world isn’t as lucky. your loved ones. Here are a few ideas;


You may have more frustrating encounters than usual this month and this may cause you to unintentionally alienate your superiors or an important client. Take heart ‘though, because its neither your fault or theirs… The entire world is dealing with all kinds of miscommunication.

* Life ends when u stop dreaming; Hope ends when u stop Believing; Luv ends when u stop Caring; so dream, believe n care, Life is really Beautiful * Don’t take life too seriously & always find time to laugh coz laughter not only add years to ur life, but adds more Life to ur Years. Have nice day

LEO JUL 23 - AUG 22

* Whatever is warm & inspiring, whatever means most to you, Muster up as much bravery as you can, because you’re sure to be whatever makes you smile & brings you joy that’s what I wish for dealing with something far more stressful than an irritated lover for U! Have a great Weekend. a while. Just like the rest of us, you need to handle misplaced directions, miscommunications and mistakes. * Life is only traveled once; today’s moment becomes tomorrow’s memory. Njoy every moment, gud or bad, coz the GIFT of LIFE is LIFE VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22 Your patience is sure to be tested and its an extended examination! itself. Have a nice day. It may not be as intense at the beginning as it will be mid month, but the good news is that you’re well equipped to handle all the * Knock! Knock! May I come into ur world? I bring no flowers, no gifts but wishes to keep u fresh, prayers to keep u healthy & messy, irritating little details. luv to keep u smiling. Gud Morning!


Expect a little disorientation this month- anything that can possibly be misunderstood or confused is exactly what you can expect for the time being. Your least favorite part of this situation is sure to impact your one-on-one encounters- keeping your appointments may not be easy.

* Life is an echo; all comes back, the gud, the bad, the false, and the true. So, give the world the best u have & the best will come back to u. Have a gr8 day


Health Helping your doctor help YOU

Meet a doctor without Borders Dr. Bernard S Haufiku MBB CH(Wits)D.A.(S.A) Dr. Haufiku operating from Roman Catholic Hospital, that is were he is found any time when one need him, just nock at his consultation, at the Second floor. The Dr has love and time for his patients. If the condition is very critical Dr Haufiku can even visit his patients from their homes, he moves with his surgery, he knows his work he is a very committed person when it come to take care of sick people, and he has time for his patients at any given time. If don’t believe in me just visit him you won’t regret seeing him. Dr. Haufiku had this to say to his patients A Good Doctor’s Visit Starts with a Little Homework: Preparation can improve your health and save you money. Whether buying a toothbrush or a new car, it’s become routine for shoppers to research before buying so they know all the options and can strike the best possible bargain. Far less often, though, do people apply those tactics to one of their most important regular purchases: a trip to the doctor’s office? But medical services ought to be tackled the same way any other purchase would be, consumer experts say. That begins with doing a little homework before going to see a doctor. You have to organize yourself in a way that you maximize the chances that the questions you have will be heard and answered Dr. said. Write down as many details as you can about what’s wrong with you, suggests. And then take that sheet of paper with you to the doctor’s appointment.

If you have some idea of why you’re ill, you also should try doing some research on your own, using either online resources or a medical guidebook. “The more you know about your symptoms or your diagnosis, the more likely It will be that this will be a meaningful visit and you will be satisfied. “The less you know, the less basis you have for evaluating what the Physician is saying to you.” You also might want to call a nurse advice line to get another perspective before hopping in the car. Many hospitals and insurance companies offer these advice lines toll-free to patients and customers. “Patients can actually speak to a health professional before they go to the doctor or hospital,” he said. “They can be triaged over the phone.” By doing this research, you might learn that your problem could be treated at home without the aid of a doctor. Or, you might learn that an expensive emergency room visit is unnecessary and that the problem can wait until a visit to your family doctor the next day. Before heading out to the doctor, though, you should do one more thing: Write down all the questions you need answered about your illness or condition. “Patients who write down their questions are 90 percent more likely to get them answered,” Dr. said. “You tend to forget things when you’re in the doctor’s office, and the doctor may rush you.” If your doctor prescribes a medicine, be sure to ask follow-up questions, he added. “Physicians often aren’t terribly inclined to have a full discussion about the drug they are prescribing,” he said. “You need to probe.” Key questions include: Why are you prescribing this particular drug? Are there alternatives to taking this medication? What are the possible side effects? Is there a generic version that will do the same job? And if you’ve been prescribed a procedure or test, ask whether there are any risks associated with it. Also ask about the chances that the test could produce a false positive, requiring further testing and treatment when you’re actually healthy. Your work hasn’t finished once you’ve left the doctor’s office, Haufiku said. Don’t let any questions that occur to you later go unanswered, particularly before you undergo a test or procedure. “If you leave and later remember an important question, call up the office and tell them you forgot one important thing you want to know,” he said. “You don’t have to reschedule an appointment just to get an answer.” Some

Doctors will take the time to call you back or will have a nurse call you with the answer. Other doctors will communicate by e-mail. Haufiku said, other tips that can save patients money and improve their health include: Setting up a well-stocked home pharmacy. With that in place, you can treat many illnesses that don’t require a doctor’s attention without having to leave the house. Suggested items include antacids, antihistamines, diarrhea medicine, decongestants, throat antiseptics, pain relievers and laxatives. Taking advantage of free health fairs and health screenings. Valuable tests often are of“What the patient tells the doctor is 70 percent responsible for a fered at no charge at these events. “ correct diagnosis, how you Describe your symptoms is beneficial in terms of enhancing your outcome,” he said. You should note: Any symptoms, Medicines you are taking, relevant family history, Any recent lifestyle changes, Any health concerns you’ve had on your mind.


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