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GQ South AfricaGQ South Africa

GQ South Africa May 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.

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11 Issues


2 min.
a good man in a crisis

It’s good to know there are decent leaders out there doing positive things for the country. I am sure he won’t take the credit for it, but South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis has single-mindedly turned the Proteas’ fortunes around. His leadership abilities are in direct contrast to those of the confederacy of dunces who take this country from one SNAFU to the next. Du Plessis, who only became Test captain by default when SA’s star player AB de Villiers pulled out, has a straightforward approach. ‘My policy will always be one of being honest. I value the team above myself. I’m not as good as AB so I have to rely on other qualities – I try to challenge the team as much as I can, it’s my…

1 min.

South Africa post-1994 was an inspiring and fertile environment in which Polkey found his feet as a photographer. He now travels the globe (with the odd stint back in Cape Town) shooting portraits and fashion spreads, like this one on Faf du Plessis. Shub is a sports enthusiast, with rugby his first love. He hung up his boots when the props began resembling Os du Randt, and took up writing instead. He pinned down a toned Faf du Plessis for an exclusive interview. Millar is GQ Australia’s features editor, covering everything from pop culture to fashion, travel and long-form features. He is the author of The Modern Man Guide, a cheeky style handbook. He writes about the strange city of Astana. An artist specialising in photography, Koopmans’s work explores our relationship with the…

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the hit list

1 THE DRINK This amber coloured brandy, with its rich and spicy flavour and hints of vanilla clove and fruit, is grandenough, but it’s also the classy bottle design that has us licking our lips in appreciation. The potstill pairs deliciously with dark chocolates and truffly things. Uitkyk 10-year-old Grand Reserve potstill brandy R495 2 THE JACKET It’s not quite cold enough for heavy-duty jackets and coats, so keep your core warm and your layers light with this sleeveless puffer jacket from Gant. R3 090 3 THE COFFEE MAKER Saeco Coffee’s bean-to-cup system makes quality brews with ease. Lirika One Touch Bean to Cup Coffee Machine R11 999 at Yuppiechef.com 4 THE BOOK Set in part during World War II, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon is about a Jewish boy who escapes…

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this month on gq.co.za

ZAYN MALIK’S HAIR EVOLUTION From buzz cut to long locks (and everything in between), Malik is the go-to-guy for the latest in men’s hair. This is how he got there. NECTAR OF THE GODS We’re partial to this golden liquid and we reveal the special whisky releases and rare bottles. WINTER (FASHION) IS COMING The cold weather is creeping up on us, which means one thing: it’s time for a wardrobe overhaul. IN TOUCH WITH TECH Stay up-to-date with the latest technology developments. CATCH US DRIVING DIRTY We like cars. A lot. We know you do, too. Keep checking in to drive and dream with us.…

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minnie dlamini

Her reputation as a total sweetheart with potent sex appeal has the nation following her every move She’s known as South Africa’s diamond, and it doesn’t take much looking around to see just how bright Minnie Dlamini’s many accomplishments shine. While she’s got the kind of star power that can break the internet, she leads a pretty normal life – ‘I found the trick is just not to post things you want to keep to yourself’ – and reveals that you can spot her doing groceries in oversized track pants and sneakers. A Durban girl through and through, it’s her reputation as a total sweetheart – who also happens to possess potent sex appeal – that has the nation following her every move. ‘I’m very deliberate about the people I choose to…

1 min.
dash does it all

‘I was truly born to entertain, whether it’s visually or sonically’ I was a professional dancer using the name “M-T”’, explains the 26-year-old from Durban’s Ntuzuma township. ‘People later dropped the “T” which left “M 2 da Dash”, and in due time the “M” was also dropped. “Dash” fits so well in my life today because I venture into various creative fields, and they all need a dash in them.’ So says the man born Mthoko Mkhathini, who you’ll recognise as a presenter on Vuzu Amp, as one-third of the hip-hop trio Dreamteam, and the new face of international fashion retailer Topman. Moving between his many passions – music-fashion-TV-design – at a pace that would overwhelm most of us, what does he find they have in common? ‘I love that they’re all mediums…