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GQ South Africa

GQ South Africa October 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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12 Issues


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Ceballos is the resident expert in pop culture, humour and the secret nooks and crannies of the internet at GQ Spain. He’s also hosts a podcast, has published a novel and claims to know about five different types of cheese. As a content producer on GQ.co.za, Matuntuta relishes sharing what she learns. While fashion, entertainment and pop culture are her staple beats, she also values topics on diversity, inclusion and women’s empowerment. As a graphic designer, Botha first fell in love with magazines after seeing Fabian Baron’s perfect typography in Vogue Paris. She has worked on a host of fashion and retail mags, and now weaves her magic on GQ’s pages. With long-time experience in the media, Peele oversees pop culture coverage and the monthly entertainment section for GQ US. She also gets…

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aim high

They say there’s not a lot of room at the top, but if this month’s cover stars are anything to go by, these days it’s about creating room rather than waiting for an open spot. It’s that clarity of mind that propelled John Boyega through to the role of a lifetime, one that’ll forever place him in a new galaxy of acting talent – and an energy which he’s smartly matched with a feet-on-the-ground realness that we’re hoping will spread throughout the Hollywood machine. A machine, by the way, he’s clearly trying to repair: ‘I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on screen – we can ruffle some feathers,’ he tells Anna Peele on page 66. Of course, we can’t all inhabit the Star Wars universe, but…

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the hit list

1 CHEERS TO THAT It’s a party so things are bound to get out of hand. Keep your friends from breaking your glasses – while staying classy – with plastic beer and wine glasses from Govino. R349 (4 wine glasses) and R399 (4 beer glasses) at yuppiechef.com 2 FLOAT AWAY Does anything scream tropical, summer and fun more than this inflatable pineapple lilo? Picture yourself lounging away for hours at a time, sipping on cocktails, working on your tan, a hand dangled in cool water. Yup, that sounds like a party to us. R639 at superbalist.com 3 SUMMER GROOVES Ease into the mood with Khalid’s smooth, breezy grooves, eighties synths and tales of high school raging off his studio debut American Teen. 4 SEND OUT THE BEATS You’ve picked the tunes, now play them throughout your house…

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this month on gq.co.za

STYLE Expect up-to-the-minute fashion and runway news, daily style upgrades and more exclusive shoots and interviews with the people you care about. GROOMING We’ve narrowed down all your grooming concerns so you can face them head-on. WOMEN Get to know our Cover Girls, the models heating up your Instagram and the female celebrities you can’t get enough of. Get advice on your sex life and keeping your relationships fresh and fun. CULTURE Stay abreast of the latest developments in the entertainment world, the who’s who in the business industry, plenty of fast cars, the best of food and drink, fitness tips and what to know about the booming tech evolution.…

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zakeeya patel

MAN OF THE MOMENT PREVIEW TECHNOLOGY GROOMING GENTLEMAN’S CORNER THE TALK STATUS SYMBOL TASTE DESTINATION SEX MUSIC MOVIES GAMES BOOKS GQ&A Actress Zakeeya Patel is, in her own words, ‘like a spinning top’. She’s tireless, feisty, wildly driven. ‘I grew up in Durban and studied in Cape Town, but I’m much more of a Jo’burger than anything else,’ she admits. ‘I drive like one, I move at the pace of one.’ Her restless approach to life is no doubt a key reason why she’s achieved almost everything she’s aimed for so far (other than her childhood dream to become a mermaid, of course). In fact, she’s shaped a career for herself that’s currently so jam-packed with opportunities, she barely has time for anything else, let alone planning her November nuptials with financial…

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nurtured back to life

A self-proclaimed risk taker, impulsive doer and internal optimist, Alexander Fourie built a franchise that has, a decade later, become South Africa’s leading smart device repair hub, weFix. Soon after realising his entrepreneurial aptitude at the age of 18, Fourie set up a host of mini businesses, trying his hand at music promoting and band tour management. ‘I had a stupid self-confidence, where I could simply talk my way into getting things done,’ he says. But it wasn’t until he refused to part with his broken iPod, which was deemed ‘impossible to fix’, that the groundwork for his now successful business was laid out. He taught himself how to fix it through YouTube tutorials and then went on to fix university friends’ broken iPods. Word-of-mouth and a simple advertisement led to an…