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GQ South Africa December 2019

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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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South Africa
Content Nation Media (Pty) Ltd
R 210
5 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
growing through

What I’ve continuously found is that it’s those strange moments of inner conflict that make you realise what’s worth celebrating and what’s worth preserving – and when you learn what you can live without. For me, 2019 has had a lot of similarities to that late-99 fear, and raised many of the same questions: How did we get here? What’s coming next? Will we survive if everything goes pear shaped? I don’t know a single industry or person who hasn’t undergone some sort of shift, struggle or crisis this year; no one seems to be having it easy. It’s been one full of fear, of heartbreak, of suffering for many people – there’s no sugarcoating that. My mother was full of one-liner pearls of wisdom, and one of her favourites was this:…

1 min.

KAREN SHIELDS PA TO THE CEO & OFFICE MANAGER The lifeline of the office, Karen has been with GQ for 20 years. In this time, she’s held various roles, including Circulations Manager, Subscriptions Manager, office nurse, team motivator and power player. Her spirited can-do attitude brings energy to the team while her helpful nature has put out many a fire before it’s even begun. PAUL MYBURGH HEAD OF FINANCE Paul has been with us for just over 16 years. He started his career in finance at a lingerie supplier to SA’s most well-known chain stores. He then moved to the UK where he spent time at the country’s biggest firms, including Hays Accountancy Personnel, the financial department of Chelsea Football Club, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the Royal Mail as a management accountant.…

2 min.
the hit list

SERIAL Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won’t know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursdays. HOW DID THIS GET MADE? Hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas, this irregularly scheduled weekly/ bi-weekly podcast deconstructs and makes a mockery of bad movies. The hosts feature a new guest for each episode…

1 min.
the beauty of blend

KNOWN FOR ITS NUMEROUS DESIRABLE COLLABS, legendary Parisian football club Paris Saint-Germain has partnered up with LA-based SUPER73 to create a super exclusive electric motorbike. The PSG x SUPER73-Z was designed in collaboration with the club to help celebrate its 50th anniversary. The bike will only be available for purchase for a limited period of 30 days with delivery scheduled for mid-2020. Great blends have the power to influence more than just a palete. Tullamore D.E.W. is the original triple distilled, triple blend whiskey. Learn more at…

1 min.
first class

THIRST TRAPPER No time for plonk. If you’re heading to Europe you’ll want to look luxe and stay warm in one of these Prada runway essentials. EASY RIDER This Samsonite suitcase is like a little Fort Knox on wheels. You can spot it from a mile away and glide effortlessly to and fro. The TSA approved lock is a no brainer, too. BODY BEAT Cross my heart and hope to fly. This is the perfect commuter bag for touring without looking like a tourist (read crime magnet). Wallet, passport, mobile. Check! ENDURANCE CHAMP With a unique movement built to resist shock and magnetic interference, this tough little Yacht Master can face any stormy travel woes you may encounter. OVER HEAD This ultra stylish, uber practical travel icon is ideal for overhead storage and screams ‘luxury’. ‘He’s got the hold-all……

6 min.
her story

GQ: What’s the process behind crafting a story? Rea Moeti: I always talk about storytelling and scriptwriting. You first tell a story, then you write a script. So as a storyteller, I think there are basics we all understand, whether you’ve been taught academically or you’re just a consumer. There’s a beginning, middle and end. That’s the basic crafting of any story: what’s your beginning, how does it go in the middle, and how does the story end? As a scriptwriter, you use similar principles, but different scriptwriters use different structures to craft their stories. Mine is starting with the story arc, dissecting the beats within those arcs, and getting into the scenes, and then finally writing the script and dialogue. GQ: Let’s talk about Woke in Progress. What inspired the title? RM:…