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GQ South Africa June 2018

GQ South Africa is the first and last word on men's style. With access to some of the world's top photographers and writers, GQ offers professional men content that is entertaining and enlightening. Whether it's fashion, tech, business, Hollywood or investigative journalism, GQ covers it all with intelligence and imagination.

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Conde Nast Independent Magazines Pty Ltd
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all the right stuff

I moved back to South Africa 10 years ago this month. In America, tell people you’re from South Africa (or anywhere on the continent) and you’ll get different responses. One person asked me if Swaziland, where I was born, was the name of an amusement park. Some asked if we rode elephants to school. Once, a friend of my mother’s said a woman ‘from Africa’ worked at his bank and suggested they meet each other because ‘maybe they knew each other’ (turns out, they actually did – stereotypes: 1, me: 0).Thankfully, we’re beginning to see a pattern emerge in which Americans and people in other nations are starting to learn more about us, and who we are now. As with many things in life, the shift starts with…

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Kyle Weeks Photographer Originally from Namibia, Weeks attended the Stellenbosch Academy, where he obtained a BA in photography. Now based in Amsterdam and Cape Town, his photographs have been featured in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Time and The New York Times, amongst others. Leanne Botha Art Director As a graphic designer, Botha first fell in love with magazines after seeing Fabian Baron’s perfect typography in Vogue Paris. She has worked on a host of fashion and retail mags, and now weaves her magic on GQ South Africa’s pages as the first female Art Director. Ndu Donsa Writer Ndu Donsa aka SkinnygenesTV is an all-things-music and hip-hop kind of guy. As a self-taught content curator, Donsa spends most of his time building brands and trying to find…

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the hit list

1 The RUG The Big Lebowski got it right: nothing pulls a room together like a rug. Ninevites rugs are made from 90% mohair, and come in a range of traditional African designs. From R2 500, theninevites.net 2 The STATIONERY Dress up your Moleskine diary with the William Tell pen sheath from Stockton Goods. Handmade using vegetable-tanned leather, its produced in a 100-year-old KwaZulu-Natal factory. R250, stocktongoods.com 3 The DRINKS TROLLEY Add a touch of sophistication to your office with an old-fashioned drinks trolley. Made from mild steel and glass, this Stokperd original is the perfect addition. R3 300, stokperd.com 4 The LAMP This copper lamp from The Artisan is as stylish as it’s functional, ideal for those…

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this month on the new gq.co.za

WOMEN: Get to know the models and celebrities heating up your Instagram GROOMING: All of your grooming concerns narrowed down so you can face them head-on STYLE: Up-to-the minute fashion and runway news, daily style upgrades and more exclusive behind-the-scenes action CULTURE: The latest developments in the entertainment, business, food, fitness and tech industries ■…

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sho madjozi

It wouldn’t really be accurate to say that Maya Wegerif, known more widely today as Sho Madjozi, chose to make words her thing. Because it wasn’t really a choice at all. ‘I don’t love writing; it’s painful to write,’ explains the 26-year-old rapper and poet. ‘But for me, it’s life. I would have died several times if I didn’t know how to write. Sometimes I wake up at night and I can’t go back to sleep until I put down the poem that’s scratching its way out of me.’Born in Limpopo to a black mother and a white political activist father, Madjozi, who was named after the great Maya Angelou, has massaged her gift for words into everything from short stories and screenplays to poetry and, most recently, rap…