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Playboy South Africa August 2019

Playboy has unveiled the latest creative evolution of the brand with its re-focused principles that are core to our philosophy and also includes more provocative pictorials. Last year, we removed explicit nudity, but from here on out, it is freedom of choice and personal expression that our fans will experience once again within the pages of the magazine. Playboy remains committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction and has recently brought back some of its familiar franchises, such as Playboy’s Party Jokes, Playboy Cartoons, World of Playboy, and the debut of the Heritage section. Discover what you’ve been missing and subscribe now.

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playboy south africa

Editor-in-Chief Dirk Steenekamp Associate Editor Jason Fleetwood Graphic Designer Koketso Moganetsi Fashion Editor Lexie Robb Grooming Editor Greg Forbes Gaming Editor Andre Coetzer Tech Editor Peter Wolff Illustrations Toon53 Productions Motoring Editor John Page Senior Photo Editor Luba V Nel ADVERTISING SALES pieter@dhsmedia.co.za for more information PHONE: +27 10 006 0051 MAIL: PO Box 71450, Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2021 ADDRESS: First Floor Block 6 Fourways Office Park, Cnr Roos Street & Fourways Boulevard, 2191 EMAIL: info@dhsmedia.co.za WEB: www.playboy.co.za FACEBOOK: facebook.com/playboysouthafrica TWITTER: @PlayboyMagSA INSTAGRAM: playboymagsa PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INTERNATIONAL Hugh M. Hefner, FOUNDER U.S. PLAYBOY Ben Kohn, Chief Executive Officer Cooper Hefner, Chief Creative Officer Michael Phillips, SVP, Digital Products James Rickman, Executive Editor PLAYBOY INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING Reena Patel, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Operations Hazel Thomson, Senior Director, International Licensing…

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DREAM HAMPTON Shortly after signing on for the Playboy Interview with Tarana Burke, and following the premiere of her Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, this powerhouse writer and producer was named one of 2019’s Time 100. Burke herself wrote the accompanying tribute, describing hampton as “the kind of storyteller who could change things.” Indeed, even as Surviving reshapes the #MeToo conversation, hampton continues to put out vital work, including the BET series Finding Justice and the HBO documentary It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It. ALEX THOMAS For The Long Road to President Pete, we sent our Washington correspondent out on the campaign trail with South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, the fresh-faced contender who could take down Trump — and, if elected, become the country’s first openly gay president. “America is ready for…

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pride is good

As a brand built on the conviction that all people — no matter their race, gender or sexual orientation — have an equal right to pleasure, Playboy is fiercely committed to fighting for LGBTQ rights both inside and outside the pages of this magazine. In honor of that commitment, Playboy asked seven artists from the LGBTQ community to reimagine our Bunny ears with artwork that relects what pride means to them. Proceeds from the ears — which will be available at PlayboyShop.com in June, just in time for pride month — will support 50 Bills 50 States, the Trevor Project’s initiative to ban conversion therapy in the U.S. Check out this behindthe-scenes look at our call to ears and the artists leading the charge. NINA PALOMBA @theninapalomba FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ @favianna1 FINLEY @iamfinley SETH BOGART…

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ed freeman

The photographer paces nervously around the shallow end of a 10-foot-deep capsule-shape pool. “I can’t swim,” he admits with a raspy laugh that carries across the backyard of a nondescript (if tastefully remodeled) midcentury ranch house in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena. The revelation is shocking given that he’s here to shoot a series of underwater nudes, one of which can be seen on the cover of this magazine. Right away, not all is as it seems. But this is the beauty of the life and work of Ed Freeman. With his Caesar cut and silvery, speckled beard, it’s hard to believe the Worcester, Massachusetts–born artist is 76 years old. His athleisure ensemble of Nikes, track pants and aviators contrasts with that of his longtime aide-de-camp, Carlos Gonzalez Palmieri, who…

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april michelle

@APRIL.MICHELLEEE Describe yourself in 3 words. Passionate Hardcore Princess. Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? I’ve dreamt of shooting with playboy forever, so was super excited. What was it like starting out as a model? Starting out as a model wasn’t hard just a lot of winging it & having that faith in your inner creativeness to keep going. What would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far? My biggest challenge as a model so far is getting over the nervous sweats when meeting New & important People lol. Describe your perfect day off. My perfect day off as a model is playing dress up & taking my pups out. Do you feel like a city person or a country person? I’m literally MIXED Lol during the day I’d say I’m country, but by night I’m…

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playboy interview: tarana burke

Before Me Too was a hashtag, before social media gave everyday people the power to have public conversations about sexual harassment, assault and rape — and before the inevitable and ongoing backlash — Tarana Burke was working with young girls, most of them black, encouraging them to share their most traumatic stories by offering her own. Now 45 years old, the Bronx-bred activist has spent some two decades providing space for those testimonies. In 2003, Burke launched an organization that would eventually become Just Be Inc., offering fellowship and programming meant to empower young women of color. One of its first campaigns, which Burke named Me Too, showed survivors of all genders that even their darkest trauma could be processed within a community — that together they could change what feminists…