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GQ South Africa

GQ South Africa July 2016

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.

South Africa
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11 Issues


2 min.
letter from the editor

THINKING AHEAD Where will technology take us from here? I have no idea. I was lost in the desert recently and found myself at a sign post with direction markings to ‘Unsure’ and ‘Disorientated’. This was at AfrikaBurn in the Tankwa Karoo, where you get street signs like this. The marking was a great help as I recognised immediately where I was, and found what I was looking for. For all its advances, technology has left a lot of people in many professions dazed and confused. Innovators like to speak up a glowing future of technical advances, but they know that not every outcome can be a good one. We’ve seen this with drones and their use in indiscriminate killing, through job losses, invasions of privacy, the advent of trolling and state…

1 min.

Karl Rogers Photographer Pages 40-42 By day Rogers shoots decor and food, at dusk he’s often perched atop his Landy capturing a building under the glorious twilight sky. When not behind the lens, you’ll find him outdoors or enjoying a chilled beer with friends. Paul Sephton Features editor Sephton often begins his day airborne as he travels the world in search of the best destinations and tastiest food around. Back in the office, he’s sampling new scents and showing us how to keep ourselves well groomed. Louis Botha Photographer Pages 87-94 A medicine graduate who’s mad about fashion photography? Stranger things have happened. Botha’s given in completely to his passion, and made photography his focus. See his shots of racing-inspired style. Will Welch Editor-in-chief, GQ Style US Pages 80-84 In nearly nine years on the fashion beat for GQ US, Welch…

2 min.

Meditate mindfully You won’t be bringing your A-game to anything if you haven’t unfrazzled your mind 1 Put on comfy clothes and find a calm place away from interruptions – the corner of a room will do. Set an alarm for 15 minutes, but switch it to a gentle rather than an abrasive sound. 2 If you’re on the floor, use a cushion, but make sure it’s stable. Sit upright but don’t be tense – allow for the natural curve of your spine. Let your hands rest on the tops of your things, and let your head fall slightly forwards. 3 Shut your eyes or focus on the mid-distance. Allow your mind to calm. If it’s frantic, keep bringing your attention back to your breath. Eventually it will settle. 4 Become hyper-aware of all five…

1 min.
this month on gq.co.za

WHY WE RATE NOMZAMO MBATHA We’re infatuated with this globetrotting beauty. MAKING THE CUT Essential questions to ask your tailor when fitting a tux. IT’S ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW We sit down with one of SA’s top influencers to chat networking, social media and being your own brand. START YOUR MOTORS How to choose your first, true luxury car. ENTR-APP-RENEUR Want to create an app? Start here. GET A BEACH BODY IN 5 MINUTES: JUST ADD SAND Dr Murray McDonald has some tough love. NOMZAMO MBATHA PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL WARD. BODY PHOTOGRAPH BY BYRON L KEULEMANS…

1 min.
nomzamo mbatha

From New York Fashion Week to the Cannes Film Festival, name it and our local It Girl, Nomzamo Mbatha, has likely been in attendance. Nomzamo first grabbed the country’s attention in 2012 when she made it to the top three in the MTV Base VJ search. Though she didn’t nab that title, she was cast in two of SA’s favourite soapies, Isibaya and Umlilo. The actress made her film debut in last year’s Tell Me Sweet Something, starring opposite former GQ cover man Maps Maponyane. But acting isn’t her only talent; she presents SABC 1’s reality travel show Holiday Swap, hosted the inaugural Cell C Jo’burg Polo Classic, is a Puma brand ambassador, as well as the first African face of Neutrogena. But behind the glitz and glam, there lies a sincere…

2 min.
catch me if you can

‘If you commit and do what you know you’re capable of, it works out’ It’s late 2012, and Stefan Garlicki is looking for sponsorship. As luck would have it, he happens to have Investec MD and co-founder Bernard Kantor’s email address in hand. Now, it’s not everyday that you have a direct line to one of the biggest names in global finance and banking, and it’s also not all too common for a banking giant to bet on a niche sport for sponsorship; yet Investec had a history of doing so. ‘Their slogan is “Out of the Ordinary,”’ says Garlicki, ‘and so I thought there was a possibility there, because they sponsor a few different sports. I knew they weren’t doing anything in cycling, and with mountain biking growing at the…