Shanique Beauty Beautique opens in Brooklyn


Brand new to Brooklyn, Shanique Beauty Beautique is a peaceful and comfortable new salon on May Street. Officially open from 5 September, Shanique Beauty Beautique is managed by Shalini Sivlal, who is professional and welcoming.

The salon offers a variety of beauty treatments, including massages, waxes, tinting and nail treatments. They also offer male care packages that are designed to help with everything from skin to beards.

Sivlal prides herself on being a stockist of Kylie Lip Kits, as well as being the only Pretoria stockist of Huda cosmetics from London. Shanique Beauty Beautique is also the only salon that offers eyebrow microblading, a semi-permanent eyebrow make-up which is administered by a certified practitioner on Mondays and Fridays.

The salon is known for its “make-up parties”, which is a ladies’ night designed for testing make-up and socialising, as well as its frequent specials. Students customers of the salon will receive a 10% discount on all their treatments with the presentation of a student card.

Sivlal says she that she has already built up a good client base and is looking forward to welcoming new student customers to the salon.


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A look at the overlooked: black female superheroes


Whether you are a child, a teenager or an adult, there is a good likelihood that you have encountered at least one comic book in your lifetime. For some, comic books are a staple of their daily lives, vicariously living the lives of heroes, fighting crime and saving the damsel in distress. In some cases, we have brave phenomenal female superheroes saving the “don” in distress.

Through the years and the in-depth indoctrination of Hollywood, female characters were promoted to be seen as weak and unable to help themselves. Black female characters were a minority and it was almost unheard of in the mainstream comic book scene for there to be a black female protagonist.

A 1973 character called Nu’bia was initially depicted as Wonder Woman’s twin sister while being formed from black clay. She wields a magic sword that was the only weapon that could counter Wonder Woman’s magic lasso. She was later re-imagined as an Amazonian warrior with superhuman strength, agility and an enhanced intellect.

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UP brews brilliant beer


UP has a successful microbrewery that has consistently won awards at the annual intervarsity microbrewery competition hosed by South African Breweries (SAB). This year the competition took place from 9-11 September. Perdeby spoke to Carl Sandrock, a senior chemical engineering lecturer and part of the team that runs the microbrewery, about the origins of the microbrewery, the relationship between chemical engineering and brewing beer, and how the intervarsity microbrewing competition works. Since the inception of the competition in 2008, UP has won at least one prize every year.

Sandrock said that the original brewery was built using funds donated by SAB and was built by Prof. Mike Heydenrych of the Department of Chemical Engineering, along with Lawrence Comrade from Draymons’s Brewery. SAB donated about R30 000, which was “just to get the brewery going”, said Sandrock.

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How to spring when your bank balance doesn’t bling


If you are anything like the current temperatures in Pretoria, then you didn’t get the memo that spring will have sprung on 7 September. Perhaps you don’t want to spend your Spring Day with the rest of the student population, or maybe your bank balance is as empty as Springboks on a Tuesday night, but fear not, because help is on the way. Whatever your cup of tea, there is something out there for you.

If you usually spend your days cooped up in a student flat, then you might want to visit Pretoria’s National Botanical Gardens. The entrance fee will set you back R30 (or R18 on the presentation of a valid student card). All you need to bring along is a blanket, some snacks and a camera to capture your Spring Day memories. Just remember to clean up your picnic site before you head home. No one likes a litter bug.

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Pretoria’s culture cultivators


If you find yourself in want of something more than a Rattata or Pidgey, then you will be glad to know that Pretoria has more to offer than lures and Pokéstops.

On Sundays Aandklas offers half price on all pizzas on their menu and full price quality entertainment. Open mic night takes place at the main bar where each participant gets a 30-minute slot to take to the stage with a setlist of their choice. The event is free of charge and solo artists and bands are both welcome.

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