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GQ South Africa January/February 2020

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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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Content Nation Media (Pty) Ltd
R 210
5 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
a whole new way to work

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, nothing was more exciting than going into the Big CityTM with my mother. These outings were usually restricted to very special occasions, or on odd days when I didn’t have school but was too young to be left alone and babysitters were too much of a hassle. On those days, I’d get a kick out of imagining how I would look doing adult things: Drinking from my favourite coffee mug! Wearing sneakers onto the commuter train and changing into formal shoes at the office! Reading a memo! Writing a report! (Big nerd, I know.) My mother worked at the UN headquarters in New York City, so visiting her at work had the extra flair of multiple accents flying around and lots of translated signage and the unique aura…

1 min.

ADVERTISING LIAISON MANAGER NATASHA O’CONNOR her career as a junior admin in House & Garden; nine years later she now works across GQ, Glamour and House & Garden. Besides analysing sales figures and keeping the advertising sales team on their toes, she is a devoted and loving mother. BRAND PROPERTIES MANAGER DESIREE KRIEL Desiree is no rookie in the media industry, with 18 years under her belt, she cut her teeth in educational publishing, later moving into custom, then consumer magazines as a managing editor. Although her first love is print, Desiree has found her home in the Brand Properties Department managing omni-channel commercial campaigns across the group.…

1 min.
the hit list

1 RAMY Stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef is in politically-divided US, where he’s caught between a Muslim community and a millennial generation. 2 RICK AND MORTY Crazy, irreverent, and stupid-fun, Rick and Morty (now back after a two-year wait) follows a sociopathic genius scientist, Rick, who drags his inherently timid grandson, Morty, on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. 3 TRACKERS Based on South African author Deon Meyer’s best-selling novel of›diamond smuggling, rhino poaching, and an international terrorist plot to attack Cape Town, Trackers boasts a star-studded SA cast including James Gracie, Rolanda Marais, Thapelo Makoena, Emmanuel Castis and Sisanda Henna. 4 6 UNDERGROUND Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do (led by Ryan Reynolds), have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique…

1 min.
the beauty of blend

PRADA AND ADIDAS HAVE OFFICIALLY UNVEILLED their groundbreaking collaboration. Made in Italy by Prada, the sneaker features a simple premium full-grain leather construction with a rubber shell toe and matching rubber cupsole. Accompanying the shoe is a version of Prada’s bowling bag tote that matches the footwear and draws on the functionality of Adidas gym bags. The Prada x Adidas Superstar and Bowling Bag Set will be limited to just 700 pieces. 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 PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIED BY PRADA; NETFLIX SA; SHOWMAX…

1 min.

They said, “Tighten your belt”. He said, “Meh!” He was a real visionary. Tread lightly? Me? Never! I stand firm. What are you looking at? At last, he mustered the courage to leave… Photographs by Sven Kristian Subtitles by Jason Alexander Basson CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHER - SVEN KRISTIAN @ HERO CREATIVE MANAGEMENT, PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT - JOHN MARKS @ HERO CREATIVE MANAGEMENT, STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION - JASON ALEXANDER BASSON…

4 min.
upper levels

NAOMIE HARRIS WAS HAND-DELIVERED THE SCRIPT FOR THE LATEST BOND FILM, No Time To Die, but it wasn’t a studio runner or even the director who did the deed. For the latest in the ever-secretive franchise, the woman who plays Moneypenny was visited by non other than the legendary Bond producer herself, Barbara Broccoli. So no men with briefcases handcuffed to their wrists? ‘No, not quite that,’ says Harris, laughing. ‘It was the personal touch.’ And so, straight after, she sat, read it in one go (‘There was no putting it down, no stopping for anything’) and decided two things: it was very good (‘It’s going to be fantastic’) and it has huge twists. ‘It’s a tie-up of Skyfall and Spectre. But with massive, massive surprises that even had me like, “Oh, wow!” So…