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The pics below along with their description: PIETER HUGO’s website. Imagine…

THE HYENA & OTHER MEN

by PIETER HUGO

“These photographs came about after a friend emailed me an image taken on a cellphone through a car window in Lagos, Nigeria, which depicted a group of men walking down the street with a hyena in chains. A few days later I saw the image reproduced in a South African newspaper with the caption ‘The Streets of Lagos’. Nigerian newspapers reported that these men were bank robbers, bodyguards, drug dealers, debt collectors. Myths surrounded them. The image captivated me.

Through a journalist friend I eventually tracked down a Nigerian reporter, Adetokunbo Abiola, who said that he knew the ‘Gadawan Kura’ as they are known in Hausa (a rough translation: ‘hyena handlers/guides’).

A few weeks later I was on a plane to Lagos. Abiola met me at the airport and together we took a bus to Benin City where the ‘hyena men’ had agreed to meet us.” – PIETER HUGO (Full Text Here)

THE HYENA & OTHER MEN(Prestel 2007)

Photographs by Pieter Hugo
Text by Adekotunbo Abiola
Book design by Damien Poulain

All Images Via: PIETER HUGO

Avalon Castle, situated in the tranquil countryside, just 10 minutes from Silver Lakes and 30 minutes from Johannesburg International, is a magnificent turreted three story castle comprising some 2,200 square metres of reception and conference areas as well as accommodation.

FEATURES

Furnished:: Dishwasher: No Alarm System:
Washing Machine: Hotwater: Office Room:
Linen Supplied: Pet Friendly: Tennis Court: No
Balcony: Gym/Sauna: Terrace:
Telephone: Garage: CableTV/Sat:
Ocean View: No Lake View: Mountain View: No
Ocean Front: No Lake Front: Cellars: No
Swimming Pool: Private
Public No
Garden: Private
Public No
Parking: Private
Public No

Avalon Castle is set in 12 hectares of landscaped beauty including several fountains, a moat, bridge, dam, sweeping driveways, paddock, stables undergoing refurbishment, crystalline circular swimming pool, working water mill, and the grounds are stocked with a variety of game and exotic birds.

Avalon Castle boasts the Crystal Ballroom and Patio, The Africa Lounge and Terrace. Marquees of various sizes can be erected on the lawns.
Opening later this year are the Friar Tuck Restaurant and Sherwoods Nightclub. A fully equipped Gym with sun-bed is also available.

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Checkout this find.

Hillcrest/Durban < KwaZulu Natal < SOUTH AFRICA

Luxury private castle to rent, set on its own 18 hole golf course, private pool, fronts onto lake, near game reserves.

Set like a jewel overlooking the main lake on the superb Camelot Estate and surrounded by a
Hugh Baiocchi 18 hole golf course Stratford Castle offers a truly luxurious vacation for groups
of friends and couples.
Built only 12 years ago but in the true style of it’s medieval ancestry. It is located in beautiful
Hillcrest only 25 min from the cosmopolitan city of Durban.
The Valley of 1000 Hills provides a superb backdrop with everything nearby from golf, game
reserves, beaches, scuba diving, fishing, helicopter trips, superb shopping malls, restaurants,
bars and Summerveld horse racing stables and training centre.
Staff are dedicated to you to provide transport to and from the airport and provide breakfast
and full maid service.

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The Bamboos | ‘King Of The Rodeo’ | feat. Megan Washington

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I found Die Antwoord on Chet Hondo’s Blog Page

Die Antwoord

DIE ANTWOORD (Myspace) is from CAPE TOWN, South Africa.
They have one of the weirdest music videos that I’ve seen yet.
Still figuring out how to categorize it. Very Interesting.

The Crew: DIE ANTWOORD
The White Rapper: Ninja
The Big Guy: Dj Hi-Tek
The Little Dude: DJ Leon Botha
The Blond Girl: Yo-Landi Vi$$er

Web Site: http://www.dieantwoord.com/

Video Below: DIE ANTWOORD | “ENTER THE NINJA”

Video Below: DIE ANTWOORD | “Zef Side”

Yo-Landi Vi$$er of the group Die Antwoord has
a song called “RICH BITCH” that I think I’m feeling.
Die Antwoord - Yolandi Visser

Check out the audio below:
Yo-Landi Vi$$er | “RICH BITCH”
http://mikolajzych.wrzuta.pl/sr/f/67zOUntF4lY/die_antwoord_-_rich_bitch.mp3″
(audio: Wortza.pl)
I’m still trying to gather my thoughts about everything that’s been presented to me about Die Antwoord up to this point.

For more recent News about Die Antword, check Out this article by: Marius Bosch

Comments?
(images via: Watkykjy & Mhambi

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Balenciaga previews a selection of footwear models for its Spring/Summer 2010 campaign. Although not very extensive, we get a peek into what the fashion house has in store for the new season. Clean and sleek, the high top designs are highlighted by the use of various textiles, including suede, snake skin, patent leather, premium leather, and even wrinkled leather. Balenciaga