This is the second extract from my 1970's Die Huisgenoot, which I introduced about a week ago. Here are two ads aimed at young ladies. If the translations seem a bit literal, let's say it was intentional.
My favourite irony is how the Public Service (Civil Service for other countries) is supposedly "an employer with a big heart". Finding the heart of the South African government of the 1970's would've been quite a challenge I think.
Nuwe ekstra-sterk ULTRA BRITE-tandepasta maak u tande skitterwit—is die springlewendigste smaak in tandepasta! Glimlag glinsterfraai en maak u hele mond soenbaar!
MAAK U TANDE SKITTERWIT MET ULTRA BRITE!
KISSABILITY comes with ULTRA BRITE TEETH!
New extra strong ULTRA BRITE toothpaste makes your teeth shimmer-white—is the most lively taste in toothpaste! Smile glitter-beautifully and make your whole mouth kissable!
MAKE YOUR TEETH SHIMMER-WHITE WITH ULTRA BRITE!
...you have an admirer
The Public Service has great appreciation for your qualifications and capabilities — and offers you a rewarding position in which to fully apply your knowledge and perceptiveness and find fulfilment. There are vacancies for:
- Social workers Librarians Diet/Domestic science experts Language officers(translators) Chemists Physiologists Physiotherapists Occupational therapists Radiographers and vacancies in many other disciplines.
- Posts that you are immediately interested in — with opportunity for further study — can achieve success in quickly. More and more senior posts are filled by comparatively young people!