The wish of South African nudists to bare it all on a m stretch of beach near the Mpenjati Nature Reserve, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, will go ungranted for another festive season. More than two years since the public protector set aside the Ray Nkonyeni municipality's decision to allow nudity in the area, the South African National Naturist Association Sanna is still working on a plan to petition the national government to amend the Sexual Offences Act to allow for legal nudist beaches. Although Bothma made the same statement a year ago , he remained confident that will bring nudists closer to achieving their goals. We are working on a representation to see if we can amend the act to allow nude people on public beaches and places. This will force municipalities to amend their bylaws and we will then reapply for Mpenjati to be a legal naturist beach," said Bothma. At the first public hearing into the proposed nudist beach, at Trafalgar in , residents were divided, with some opposed to "drooping boobs and buttocks" on their beach, while others wanted to strip down without fear of getting in trouble with the law. In a report that voided the municipality's permission for a legal nudist beach on technical grounds, the public protector pointed out there was no wording in the act that suggested criminalising nudity in a designated and access-controlled nudist beach. But the Concerned Citizens Group, which approached the public protector in opposition to the application for a nudist beach, said there was no way to designate a public area for nakedness without excluding other members of the public. The group's chairman Rev Mike Effanga will oppose any new application for a nudist beach in the area. Once a new application is lodged, we will oppose it.
It was no more than a 10 minute drive. Up to that point, Christmases had been a mixed bag. Sure, we had our traditions and they were fine and all, but at some point the highlight of Christmases was the anticipation. The actual payoff was often a letdown. Most of my Christmas memories were created at my grandparents home. We lived in the town of Bellingham, WA, the last major coastal city before you hit the Canadian border. My grandparents lived in a small farming community called Emerson or Everson , about 15 minutes away. We always ventured out there after our Christmas morning to bask in the family tradition of cigarette smoke, alcohol, and the occasional vasectomy performed on my uncles by another uncle. But that is for another chapter at a different time. There was also the other time that one of my cousins stabbed my brother with a lead pencil and a huge uproar ensued.
A pre-Christmas "family-friendly" nudist event at an Auckland beach was "safe, social and accepting", according to a participant - the only party pooper being a Department of Conservation park ranger, who was less impressed with the naturist party. The 'Barely Three Days Before Christmas' event on Sunday urged Aucklanders to embrace what their mother gave them for a "day of naturist beach fun". Although there are no official nude beaches in New Zealand, the bay is typically described as a popular spot for naked beachgoers. She was polite, although lacking a little common sense.
Scroll down for ten of the best cringe-inducing Christmas photographs …. Like this family-of-four who braved the December chill to strip down to a festive fig-leaf for an uncomfortable Adam and Eve themed card. With proud unfaltering smiles, the close-knit family intensely grin down the camera for a hysterical christmas card which they claim was the best way celebrate the new family hot tub. With proud unfaltering smiles, the close-knit family intensely grin down the camera. Not to be out-done, one family decided to replace the biblical fig-leaves with presents from under their own tree in an awkward and flesh-filled family group photo. One father even decided to ruin his relative's Christmas memories by quickly getting his kit off before saying 'cheese'. The result is a sweet, smiling family photo in front of the sparkling christmas tree — with a balding, nude man crouched in the background. But even worse than the unnecessary family-based festive nudity are many of the fashion choices picked for the Christmas photos. One family pose together in their own co-ordinated tie-dye fashion disasters — and another in denim waistcoats. Another hysterically awkward season's greeting features a family of five smiling in matching red turtlenecks all tucked into their matching black jeans, of course.