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GQ South Africa

GQ South Africa March 2017

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


1 min.
the office 0.4

Let’s talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Or more to the point, how robots are coming for your job. Yes, machines are doing the work we humans used to do, except they’re doing the routine stuff more efficiently. But it’s not all bad news. If you have a little e-magination and creativity, and can actually engage with others, your job might be safe for now. Or you could just learn robotics. Vega School introduced a degree in game design and development this year. Gaming is already a rewarding career option and a multi-billion dollar industry. Drone racing, too, is on its way to becoming a lucrative TV sport (GQ Report, p80). Fake news is another field you could look at – it seems to confuse robots and humans with equal ease.…

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Longtime friend of Alessandra Ambrosio, Shining says ‘shooting with Ale is a pure joy’. It helped that their ‘office’ was Maldives. ‘Being away at a far-flung, exotic location lets you drop your inhibitions and brings out the best in you.’ A zoologist by training and Sydney-based writer by profession, MacDonald is obsessed with how science and technology influence us. She’s written about anything from drones and euthanasia to the revolution known as the Arab Spring. Ioffe is one of the US’s top feature writers, and has written for The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, PoliticoandThe New Republic. She got candid in a one-on-one with Melania Trump, but kept her own views about US politics out of the dialogue. Born in Swaziland and mad about the outdoors, Cameron found his passion for the…

2 min.
the hit list

1 THE SERIES A blind girl goes missing, only to turn up a few years later having mysteriously regained her sight. How you ask? You’ll have to watch The OA on Netflix to find out. netflix.com/za/ 2 THE BOOK A woman murdered in New York. A father beheaded in Saudi Arabia. A Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in Damascus. Smouldering human remains discovered in Afghanistan. A flawless crime? Spy thriller I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes will have you from page one. Exclusive Books 3 THE CAUSE There’s something to be said for sitting in the glow of candlelight. This month do it with more purpose. Join Earth Hour in switching off your lights for one hour on 19 March to raise awareness of climate change. earthhour.org Remember to keep a flashlight handy. We like…

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this month on gq.co.za

AUTO INSPIRATION Here’s how to get hearts racing in fast-paced, high-end fashion. OUR FAVOURITE SECRETS Follow Victoria’s Secret runway models, including Angolan-born beauty Maria Borges and our cover girl Alessandra Ambrosio. ON THE COVER Christian Slater is our cover guy for a good reason – the Mr Robot star has proven himself to be a style icon. IN TRUMPLAND Almost three months into office, we check in on how well Donald Trump is coping in the White House. BOLD IN BLOND If you’re going blond, do it the right way – for everyone’s sake.…

3 min.
alessandra ambroiso

‘I see photography as a form of art, so in a way we are all artists here’ With a 20-year career behind her, Alessandra Ambrosio is a seasoned professional, yet she still has the energy of a teenager in front of a camera. For six days she worked from dawn to dazzling sunset for GQ’s cover shoot at the Shangri-la Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives. ‘I am moved by the pleasure of taking a beautiful photo. I see photography as a form of art, so in a way we are all artists here,’ the Brazilian supermodel says, referring to the crew who worked with photographer Stewart Shining, a long-time friend. ‘They are people I know well and who have the same vibe as me. They give me a lot of…

2 min.
blitz bok

‘I woke up every morning with a goal to become world champion, and once the job was done, it was almost like something was missing’ At first glance, Brad Binder seems like an average 20-something-year-old, and in many respects he is. ‘When I come back to South Africa, I do exactly what all my 21-year-old mates do,’ Binder tells GQ, while taking a break from his very first fashion shoot. No ordinary guy though, Binder’s sporting career took a major turn last year when the Grand Prix motorcycle racer claimed the Moto3 World Championship title in Aragón, Spain. This victory made Binder the first South African to win a motorcycle GP title since 1981. ‘It was a bit strange at the beginning,’ he says of his win. ‘I woke up every morning with…