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People Magazine South Africa Week 37/38

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1 min.
fortnightly thought hello, people peeps!

IN this issue we take a look back at what’s been happening over the past two weeks in The Catch-up. One of the main stories that have been in the news is that the Amazon is ablaze. It’s been said that more than 9 500 fires have been spotted since August 15 and these are currently ravaging the world’s largest rainforest. More than 10 400 firefighters have been spotted across 5.5-million square kilometres, and Leonard DiCaprio as well as many other celebrities have stepped in to help save ‘Earth’s lungs’. Leonardo donated $5-million (around R75-million) to not only fight the fires but also help with the relief of the communities directly impacted – what a legend he is! Turn to pages 12 and 13 to read more on this crisis. Then…

6 min.
incase you missed it!

1 Kim Kardashian has officially renamed her shapewear collection after upsetting fans by previously calling the line Kimono. The KKW Beauty boss was accused of cultural appropriation by Japanese activists when she first launched the collection of skin-coloured control underwear in June, so she agreed to rethink the name and relabel the garments that had already been made with the Kimono logo printed inside. On August 26, Kim announced that the shapewear line will now be called SKIMS. 2 JOHN TRAVOLTA caused an Internet storm after mistaking drag queen Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 26. The 65-year-old actor is no stranger to a gaffe, mispronouncing Idina Menzel’s name as ‘Adele Dazeem’ at the 2014 Oscars. He once again found himself hitting headlines as…

1 min.
it just grew on her

MANY a man takes great pride in his ability to grow a full beard. He should. Not all are capable of such and it is one of the last, hairier parts to fill in as he grows older. The same thing can’t be said of women under today’s societal standards, though, and there have been only a handful of cases of females growing beards. Most of said cases can be attributed to polycystic ovary syndrome, and Rose Geil, 42, is one of these. For years she had to shave off her facial hair, but the Oregon native has recently accepted her condition, and has decided to live out her years embracing it. Lately she has entered a handful of beard competitions as the only female candidate and has been sweeping…

1 min.
octopussy . . .cat

HAD this odd little creature survived, it almost certainly would have always landed on its feet; one wonders, too, if it would have been blessed with 18 lives. Sadly, this little mutant kitten was stillborn. It would have been a natural miracle if it had survived, though, because the feline was born under somewhat, let’s say, out-of-the-ordinary circumstances. Owners of a moggie in Turkey noticed that she had great difficulty giving birth – their worries were not unfounded. Ruveyda Tirtir rushed his cat to a vet during the night she was giving birth because it was obvious she was in a lot of pain. When she finally managed to power through her labour the veterinarians were shocked. Three in the litter were sadly stillborn, but one of those remarkably stood…

2 min.
on this day...

SEPTEMBER, 1948: KIM IL-SUNG declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly known as NORTH KOREA. 11 SEPTEMBER, 2001: NINETEEN members of AL-QAEDA coordinate a series of terror attacks on the United States. VARIOUS AIRCRAFTS were flown into a series of buildings, most notably the world Trade Center, killing 2 996 people. 13 SEPTEMBER, 1933: ELIZABETH MCCOMBS becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament. 15 SEPTEMBER, 2000: THE OLYMPICS officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad were opened in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. 17 SEPTEMBER, 1901: A BOER column defeats a British force at the Battle of Blood River Poort during the Second Boer War. 20 SEPTEMBER, 1946: THE first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been DELAYED SEVEN YEARS DUE TO WORLD WAR II. Purging Pestilence TO most…

1 min.
trotting the globe

Keeping Traditions Alive KEEPING in touch wth your culture and community is a great way to lead a happy life. These Indian university students know this all too well and went all out during the annual Krishna Janmashtami. The Hindu festival, held at the Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey College in Mumbai, celebrates the birth of Krishna and is observed according to the Hindu luni-solar calendar. Pull Meinen Finger ONE wonders if there isn’t a ban on rock climbers at this event. Nevertheless, it was business as usual at the German Finger Wrestling (Fingerhakeln) Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in August. This centuries-old sport sees two competitors, matched in age and weight, attempt to pull the other over a specially designed table while connected only via a leather band. The Chaos CONTINUES RESIDENTS of Hong Kong have really…