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Dec 2018

DESTINY magazine is South Africa’s first high-end women’s magazine combining compelling business content with fashion, beauty and lifestyle. It was launched in November 2007 by media personality and entrepreneur Khanyi Dhlomo, its Founding Editor, and her team. Website: www.destinyconnect.com

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publisher’s note

(Photographer: Aart Verrips @ Lampost) “The presence of those we cherish around us, the gift of good health and the ability to give thanks for these mainstays in our lives are what really matter.” At last, December’s arrived – and, with it, the prospect of a well-deserved break when we can refuel our energy, unwind with family and friends and enjoy the blissful feeling of having hours at our disposal with nothing to do but eat, sleep, read and entertain. It’s been a difficult year for all South Africans, with tumultuous changes in both our government and the economy. Yet, despite the many challenges we face, we’re able to switch our focus from the bigger picture – which we can’t influence – to our daily lives, which we can control.…

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editor’s note

When I reflect back on 2018, a few unpretty things muscle to the fore. An email inbox that just didn’t get a handle on it. The kind of to-do list that manifested itself as overlapping scales of competing stickie notes; an insistent paper dragon that tarred my weeks with tasks. But there were heaps of magic days and nights, too: immersive jazz under the trees, hikes with the littlies that showed their wonder at the world to full effect and jaunts to Berlin and Amsterdam that satisfied a deep wanderlust. But the busyness was like a thief that took the beauty of perspective away, tarnishing life with a manic sense of “do it now”.So if there’s a wish for all of us as 2018 draws to a breakneck close,…

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travel treats

(Clockwise, from top left): • Carry-on suitcase, R3 499, Delsey @ Frasers Luggage • Suitcase, R5 999, Delsey @ Frasers Luggage • Floral tog-bag, R1 499, Billabong • Carry-on suitcase, R10 497, Hartmann • Floral backpack, R5 599, Tumi • Suitcase, R2 999, Samsonite • Vanity case, R2 799, Delsey • Carry-on suitcase, R6 495, Samsonite • Floral carry-on suitcase, R8 999, Tumi • Duffel bag, R2 690, Replay • Suitcase, R12 600, Montblanc STOCKISTS: • Billabong, 011 447 8138, www.billabong.com/za • Delsey, www.delsey.com • Frasers Luggage, 011 884 5744, www.frasersluggage.co.za • Hartmann, www.hartmann.com • Montblanc, 011 666 2804, www.montblanc.com • Replay, 011 884 6727, www.replayjeans.com • Samsonite, www.samsonite.co.za • Tumi, 011 783 4636, www.tumi.comPhotographer: Judd van Rensburg. Fashion assistant: Katlego Montoedi.…

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power to the pastel

Gone are the days of dark colours being the ultimate markers of power in the office environment. Both feminine and perennial, pastels feature prominently in how we’re thinking about workwear this season. Here are a few rules to keep in mind when trying the trend: Play with textures and shapes To avoid a look that may come off as too youthful, it’s important to take the texture (fabrication) and shape of your garments into consideration. Take your cue from BOSS’s recent runway collection, where lightweight viscose jackets, sheer shirts, leather dresses and satin collars gave the pastel theme a modish and sophisticated edge. Always try to create clean lines and go for tailored shapes when dressing for the office. Play with geometric patterns for a touch of fun…

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what minnie did next

There are few “before-they-were-famous” accounts of celebrities more intriguing than Dlamini’s. Soccer star boyfriends, six-figure product endorsements and a 5,5-million social media following came off the back of a Durban childhood that saw young Minenhle entering beauty competitions and performing in musicals. A blurry image of 12-year-old Minnie grinning on the arm of former President Nelson Mandela in 2002, decked out in a formal blue corduroy pants suit, announced an early title – Little Miss South. It wasn’t all easy, though: her father lost his job when she was in her teens and her family had to rely on support from friends and relatives. Fast forward eight years, when she moved to Johannesburg for Live – the SABC1 TV show that would introduce her to SA.Dlamini was a film…

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empowerment the right way

Njokweni-Magida has a background in industrial psychology and neurolinguistic programming, which has ensured a methodical, but empathetic approach to her work. She’s led Engen’s transformation portfolio since 2013 and is upbeat about the company’s progressive attitude and successes.At least 46% of its service stations are black-owned, 10% are owned by women and – most impressively – procurement from black-owned businesses has grown from 4% to 44% since 2011.Procurement from black female-owned business is also on the rise, having grown from 1% to 31% since 2011.Engen’s strategy was aimed at championing inclusive and diverse business models that attract “all kinds of talent and wisdom across the race and gender spectrum”.“Companies that say they can’t find suitable black talent simply aren’t trying hard enough. We’ve just been through two decades of…