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

in this issue

2 min.
change is good!

Time for a vehicle change? Buy a new BMW from your couch – more on pg 46 I’M 100% A CITY MOUSE. My favourite moments during international travels are those when I can walk around in a new metro, taking in the sights, scents, pace and overall energy of a city as its people move. My version of camping involves driving past the campsite in search of the nearest multiple-star resort. I spend my perfect summer holiday near a quiet swimming pool. But as soon as our leisure travel industry reopened a few weeks ago, I made it a mission to find the most remote, removed escape I could find. Like you, I’ve been staring at screens for some 18 hours a day since March – and I needed a chance…

1 min.
change is good

Masculinity’s a work in progress – and change is the way ahead. GQ’s been changing since 1957. For 50 million global readers, GQ’s a trusted friend, encouraging changes in the way we live, face the day and influence the world around us. With a renewed emphasis on diversity, gender equality, sustainability, and mental health, GQ will continue to push forward. Because change is good.…

2 min.
switch to digital

1 DOWNLOAD THE APP Visit the App Store or Google Play to download the Zinio or Magzter app for free. On a desktop PC or a laptop, head straight to or 2 CREATE AN ACCOUNT Once you’re on the app or web page, click on the icon in the top righthand corner to create a new account. Once the form’s complete, you’re ready to shop. 3 FIND YOUR MAGAZINE Search for GQ South Africa, Glamour South Africa, or Condé Nast House & Garden using the search icon at the top of the page. It’ll show you the latest and previous issues. 4 BUY IT When you select the latest issue, you’ll see two price options: one for that issue only and another for a one-year subscription. Online editions, for both single copies and annual subscriptions,…

1 min.
heavy metal

YOUR NEW-SEASON STARTER PACK: ACCESSORIES This year has had its challenging moments (that’d be the understatement of the century), but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t treat ourselves now and then. Indulge in things that’ll elevate any look, even if you’re still working from home. Behold: the must-have accessories to stock up on this season. Drive your style today with BMW Anywhere – more on pg 46 MAKE A STATEMENT Fashion’s never been a field to steer away from politics, but now, more than ever, it’s vital to wear your heart on your sleeve – literally. People and brands alike are taking a much-needed stance. We stand with them.…

2 min.
artist’s statement

OBAKENG MOLEPE IS A 26-YEAR-OLD VISUAL ARTIST born and raised in Kagiso in the West Rand. He discovered photography and art at age 11. Molepe’s work shows the everyday lives of Black South Africans, and his objective is to encourage people to question their predispositions and society as they know it. He often touches on these tensions in his images by subtly questioning male masculinity and other social constructs. He makes a point of emphasising the beauty of an environment by leading his subjects with dignity. Molepe also wants his work to shift perceptions of black homes and life in the townships, which are mostly inaccurate. So he delves deeper into the beauty of these spaces by reimagining his community free from the effects of Westernisation. The township’s a crucial part…

5 min.
simply a force

RAISED IN UMLAZI, REFILWE MOLOTO SAYS she was lucky to have loving and inspiring parents, both professionals and entrepreneurs in their fields of law and medicine. ‘My “upbringing” isn’t easy to sum up. It’s steeped in love and respect,’ she says. The youngest of three girls, she describes her childhood as joyful, informed and fun. ‘We travelled and explored together.’ GQ: You attribute your love for education to having parents who’re academics, and your late grandmother, Ellen Kuzwayo, who was an author and teacher. Refilwe Moloto: My love for education stems from my curiosity. The credit for nurturing my inquisitiveness goes to my parents, descendants of generations of well-educated stock, amongst whom is my father’s mother, Ellen Kuzwayo. It’d be reductive to think that an award-winning first attempt autobiography didn’t draw from…