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GQ Magazine Recognizes SA Artists

BY 06.12.19

The South African arts, culture and creative industry was a net beneficiary when GQ Magazine SA recognised several artists at the inaugural GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on December 1st.

Veteran actor and cultural activist John Kani was awarded Man of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, a first for the South African men’s magazine. Musician Nasty C won the Musician of the Year, while Tristan Du Plessis scooped the Designer of the Year award. All three have been featured as cover stars of the special edition of the magazine.

Commenting on the awards and the winners, the magazine editor, Nkosiyati Khumalo said, “South Africans habitually dominate every field they touch. With that in mind, we thought the time was right to create a new celebration, right here at home, to honour the achievements of the men and women who define our culture today and who propel us forward.”

“The magazine wanted to recognise the men and women who shape our cultural landscape and the most intelligent and inspirational people of the year”, GQ.

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