SATURDAY EDITION | Missing people, talking films, and exploring art

Saturday Edition - 27 June 2020.
Saturday Edition - 27 June 2020.

'I miss people'

By Adriaan Basson - News24

Freeman Nofemele, I miss you!

The coffee bar on the 15th floor of the Media24 building in Cape Town is my safe space at work. It is my sanctuary, my ashram, my church. It is where I go to take a break from the information overload on my laptop screen; to think, ponder or sometimes have a quick chat with a colleague away from the hustle-and-bustle of the News24 newsroom.

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We pick Will Ferrell's brain

By Nikita Coetzee - Channel24

Speaking to Channel24, Will Ferrell explained that it was on a trip to visit his wife's family in Sweden 20 years ago when he first discovered Eurovision. 

"We were with her [his wife] family, and her cousin, one night after dinner, said, 'shall we sit down and watch Eurovision?'" Three hours later, and the actor was hooked. "I thought it was so entertaining, funny, sweet, [and] visual. And from that moment on I was like, this could make a great film done in the right way."

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The 'moist' beauty movement

By Marisa Crous - W24

Over the years, magazines have trained us to be powdered pretties. The Kim K led us astray with her almost surgeon-precision contoured cheekbones. Fatigued by layers upon layers of makeup, often with lacklustre results, a "moist" approach to beauty, might just be able to save us and breathe new confidence into our over-stimulated minds and bodies.

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Pola Maneli places Martin Luther King and James Baldwin in #BLM

By Lindokuhle Nkosi - Arts24

Port Elizabeth-based artist Pola Maneli's signature etching-style artwork graces the pages of the recent Juneteenth edition of the New Yorker. Illustrating an essay by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. - The History That James Baldwin Wanted America to See - the artwork folds hundreds of years of activism into a single continuous moment.

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Pola Maneli's illustration, as it appears in the N
Pola Maneli's illustration, as it appears in the New Yorker, superimposes different periods and expressions of black activism.


Success and failure in Brazil after Ford invests heavily in South American country

Twenty years ago, Ford in Brazil, with some assistance from its parent company in the United States, initiated the Amazon Project for the development of three models by the Ford Development Centre in Brazil. (Read more here

The hilarious things SA's kids are getting up to during Level 3 lockdown

With lockdown still in place for most of our youngest kids, boredom has set in along with a few other hilarious shenanigans. (Read more here)

Compiled by Herman Eloff. (Cover image: Getty Images)

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