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GQ South Africa November 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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the real thing

IN THE LATE ’90S, after they saw the huge commercial success that Jive was gaining with a young woman by the name of Britney Spears leading its roster, most record labels sought to create their own superstar who blended elements of R&B with bubblegum pop sounds. Everyone wanted a pop star who could sing well (although that part was negotiable) and deliver a sexy girl-next-door vibe. That set the stage for popsuperstardom for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Anastasia, Pink, and even a raft of semi-religious singers trying to capitalise on the same sound (remember Stacie Orrico?) And so the majority of their debut albums sounded more or less the same – synthheavy pop anthems, big piano ballads, and a whole lot of sitars.After a few years and…

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PAUL SAMUELS PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Samuels was born in Jo’burg in 1989. After high school, he completed a BA in Fine Arts at Wits. Samuels works mostly with portraiture, as he believes it best expresses individual and societal interests. His images explore identity and belonging within subcultures. He looks at the ways in which people present themselves, and how his photographs can tell the stories of young people in Africa today. KARL ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHERKarl Rogers is super skilled when he shoots solo but throw him a crisis and the GQ team to work with, and that’s when you’ll really see the magic happen. You’ll see them at their best when they’ve lost all backdrops in a storm, yet they manage to make a plan, or when…

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the hit list

• Local hip-hop star Tellaman’s new album God Decides is dropping this month. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Shekhinah and Nasty C, as well as Nigerian artist Tay Iwar, it’s his most personal to date. The exhibition Take a tour through a century of South African art at Sanlam’s Centennial exhibition. From Kentridge’s eerily abandoned Stadium to the #RhodesMustFall reference behind Mudariki’s The Model, curator Stefan Hundt has compiled a unique showcase of the nation’s history and transformation. The exhibition can be viewed from 5 September to 14 December at the Sanlam Art Lounge in Sandton, Johannesburg. Guided tours available by appointment. The travel essential Lufthansa is taking in-flight travel kits to new heights with its first-class offering. A practical organiser, the…

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the beauty of blend

• IN A MARRIAGE between Italian luxury clothing house Fendi and German premium luggage manufacturer Rimowa, comes a limited-edition suitcase that travel dreams are made of. The collaboration sees the iconic aluminium bag lightly inscribed with the ‘FF’ logo, handles and tags made of Roman leather, and finally, finished off with a Fendi-branded security strap in either yellow, red or blue. Blends make the world more interesting. Tullamore D.E.W. brings together three kinds of Irish whiskey for a blend that’s as wonderfully complex as you are. Learn more at tullamoredew.com* ■…

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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 CULTURE: The latest developments in the entertainment, business, food, fitness and tech industries STYLE: Up-to-the minute fashion and runway news, daily style upgrades and more exclusive behind-the-scenes action PHOTOGRAPHS BY KARL ROGERS, CRAIG SCOTT, GAVIN KLEINSCHMIDT, BLAQ SMITH ■…

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@GQDOTCOZA @GQSOUTHAFRICA Recent update @bonang_m The September 2018 issue of @GQdotcoza is OUT TODAY!! #PowerIssue @brentlindeque Holy crap! I am in the flipping GQ!!! @LegendManqele #BeingBonang @bonang_m bonang_m... the @edward_enninful to my Rihanna... GQ SA Editor, @yatikhumalo... what an honour!! ■…