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GQ South Africa May 2019

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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12 Issues

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the next chapter

WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you were suddenly free to do whatever you wanted? Most of us only really have that thought when we think about winning the lottery – thinking about where we’d spend those first few millions. Pay off debts, sure, finish off that bond or that car payment, maybe cover some family expenses, too – these are givens. But what happens after? Say your situation’s a little different – perhaps you’re an actor who’s literally at the top of your game, working on a show that’s a hit around the world, with almost every audience member gunning for your success. You’ve just finished filming the most gruelling eight-episode final season, where the finished products lean more towards being fully fledged films and less towards hitting the average 50-minute…

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TUMI MOLETSANE SENIOR COPY EDITOR It’s not often that our team is terrified of anyone else in the office, but nobody runs a tighter ship than Queen Tumi. Responsible for making sure that every word is where it should be – and that the extra ones are gone – Tumi doesn’t leave a sentence unedited – or a wig unsnatched. ROBYN-LEE PRETORIUS ART DIRECTOR With seven years’ experience in publication design, Robyn began her career at Condé Nast House & Garden, left, came back and redesigned Glamour magazine. Now she gets to dive headfirst into the world of GQ – this month, she experiments with pops of colour and typography.…

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the hit list

1 The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Based on the novel by Joël Dicker, this suspenseful miniseries stars Patrick Dempsey as renowned author Harry Quebert, who finds himself accused of the murder of a 15-year-old girl who went missing years earlier. Now on Showmax 2 After Life Created and directed by Ricky Gervais, this dark comedy sees the comedian take on the role of Tony, a grieving man who, after the death of his wife, drops his nice-guy persona and starts doing and saying whatever the fuck he wants. Trouble for him is, life isn’t as ready to give up on him as he is to give up on it. Now on Netflix 3 Our Planet From the creator of Planet Earth and Blue Planet comes this new nature documentary series, with narration by none other…

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pack a punch

SENT PACKING Tumi Continental Expandable Carry-On Rimowa Essential Cabin S Rimowa Classic Check-In M • YOU’VE PROBABLY READ A FAIR SHARE OF STYLE ADVICE COLUMNS, and watched countless of instructional videos on how to pack less and more efficiently. And while we can appreciate that, we recognise that there are certain times that call for extra gear and a slightly tighter fit – or maybe you just like clothes (who are we to judge? We like clothes, too). So, if you’re going to run around the world with half your possessions, it’s best to opt for a sturdy – though still chic – luggage piece that will encase all the things you hold so dear (take a look on the opposite page to see some of our highly ranked favorites that also just…

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all jet, no lag

YOU KNOW THE DEAL: long haul travel plays havoc on our bodies, which are programmed to built-in routines called circadian rhythms. These naturally signal when it’s time to do stuff, like when to eat and sleep. When back-to-back travel occurs, those rhythms are thrown into high-altitude chaos, leading to fatigue, indigestion, an inability to focus and more. Put simply, jet lag is a daymare-infused nightmare for the modern international traveller. Sure, climbing the frequent-flyer ladder comes with perks – from lounges to upgrades and expedited boarding – but no amount of frequent-flyer miles will help you escape the groggy clutches of jet lag. The good news is that there are a number of ways to minimise its symptoms and quickly reboot your body clock into a new time zone. We spoke to…

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the rising star

She might only be 21 years old, but the R&B singer from Leicestershire is already a music industry veteran, having signed to a major label at 13. But right now she’s in the limelight like never before: the live version of her song “Sober” has 27.8 million views, she’s a Brits Critics’ Choice 2019 nominee and she topped YouTube’s inaugural “Ones To Watch” list, compiled by crunching viewer data. In other words, she’s the most likely breakout act of the year – according to science. We asked about her formative firsts. THE FIRST TIME YOU GOT STAGE FRIGHT: Not long after I signed to my record label. Ed Sheeran was doing two nights at Hammersmith Apollo in London and I supported him there when I was 14. THE FIRST TIME YOU GOT…