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GQ South AfricaGQ South Africa

GQ South Africa September 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

WALKING AROUND OBSTACLES There’s something going on,’ to quote a phrase borrowed by one of the Trumps. The four cryptic words are useful because they can apply to anything, anywhere. Take the city where I work and walk. When last I looked, Cape Town had perfectly walkable pavements, strangely stained from overnight excesses perhaps, but passable nevertheless. No longer. Every sidewalk has been dug up and replaced with ditches – for yet more underground cables and pipes apparently. Traffic and pedestrians jostle for right of way on the remaining strip of tarmac, with walkers usually making quicker progress. The lunch run has become chaotic, dangerous and unpredictable – a bit like the national discourse – but it appeals to the adventurer in me. It’s all a bit tame for travel writer Matthew…

1 min.

Armed with her red pen, Stacey edits, checks, tweaks and rechecks every word on the GQ pages. When she’s not chasing copy around the office, she’s gazing at the mountain from her desk, planning her next outdoor adventure. Mc Arthur loves people and telling stories. Putting these together every day when (read: if) he looks up from Twitter (or Instagram or Tumblr) long enough means our website is brimming with juicy news and interviews. Berlin-born Wunsch worked in the music and advertising industry before turning his hand to photography. His main focus is portraiture, capturing big names like A$AP Rocky for publication in international magazines. Cape Town local Holt has climbed the seven continental summits, skied the last degree to both Poles and tried his luck at bog snorkelling, bull running and cheese…

2 min.
the slow way to high energy

BIG MEAL PER DAY, preferably at night so your body can digest while you rest. Eat so your stomach is only 70 per cent full, and limit your protein intake (your kidneys and liver are your body’s filters, and they get blocked by too much protein). Lunch should be 50 per cent slow sugar (cereal, potatoes, rice) and 50 per cent vegetable. Dinner should contain 50 per cent slow sugar, 30 per cent vegetable and 20 per cent protein. FOODS TO STAY AWAY FROM: fast sugar (you know this); dairy; saturated fat (like peanut oil and animal fat – use olive and sesame oil instead); and salt (as it damages your kidneys, which are the main source of energy in the body). HOURS BETWEEN FOOD INTAKES. This gives your body time to…

1 min.
this month on gq.co.za

HE’S A FASHION KILLA See how much A$AP Rocky really loves fashion with our list of his best designer name-drops. SNEAKER PORN Over-the-top embellishments, exclusive drops and what to wear them with – we’ve got all kicks on deck. OUR GQ MAN’S ESSENTIALS These are the 10 things that Brett Rogers can’t live without. NOW OPEN: YOUR HOME BAR Don’t know what to do with all the booze you’ve got stocked? Our weekly cocktail recipes should help. INSIDE JONATHAN BOYNTONLEE’S WARDROBE We’ve got a week’s worth of looks from the Joop! ambassador.…

1 min.
candice pillay

Since moving to Los Angeles in her late teens, Pietermaritzburg-born singer and songwriter Candice Pillay has penned hits for Christina Aguilera, Tinie Tempah, Rihanna and Rita Ora. In 2014 Candice released her first mixtape, The Mood Kill, followed by The High EP in 2015. And last year Dr Dre featured her vocals on Compton. ‘He’s an icon, and I grew up in SA with his poster on my wall,’ Candice told reporters. She counts Rihanna’s hit ‘American Oxygen’, which she co-wrote, as another success. ‘You really have to believe that what you have is special and fight to be heard,’ Candice said about making it in the industry. ‘It’s even harder for a foreigner, and being a woman doesn’t make it any easier.’ But with her first studio album in…

1 min.
turning heads

When asked whether he believes he was always going to be a multi-person, Brett Rogers hesitates for a moment before breathing out a loud ‘yes’, followed by a laugh. ‘I just have massive interests, and I do have the spirit of challenge. I love it when people ask me to do things that I’ve never done before. I like to do those things to the best of my ability.’ As a child, Rogers had aspirations to compete as a swimmer in the Olympic Games, but despite his talent, he never followed through. ‘I knew I wouldn’t be able to fund myself, so it wasn’t easy, but at the same time I felt ready to move on,’ he says of his decision. Fortunately for Rogers, his ability to turn his hand to…