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A life of art and the city

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Five years ago, a couple found a treasure in old Johannesburg, with the convenience of being close to the city they loved, while nestled in the slow, quiet, tranquility of suburbia  All they had to do is make it their own. MR SIPHIWE MPYE paid a visit.  After living in the concrete sprawl of the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg…

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#Fit40ZA | Football, illness, bacon and other crises.

5-a-side football field

After a week of nutritional and health setbacks on his road to holistic wellness, MR SIPHIWE MPYE finds solace in his rekindled love affair with the always frantic world of 5-a-side football.   The bad news first: I fell, I fell hard this week, in my quest for the body fit and beautiful, chalking up…

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#Fit40ZA | Your year, your body, your move.

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Staring down the barrel of complacency and the big 40, MR SIPHIWE MPYE has rebooted his health and fitness regime, and in doing so, hopes to change his life forever. As we headed into December 2015, I had an inkling that my festive season diet would not be one that the ‘eat clean, train dirty’ crowd…

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Oral service: still a two-way street

Oral Service

You go down, I go down. It’s a two-way street. Right? You would think that in this day and age – after all the articles, the talkshow discussions, sexologists tireless pursuit of the democratisation of oral pleasure – this would be understood, but our lived experience argues otherwise. MS ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO goes down below. The clitoris is the…

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5 Skincare investments for your best face

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As a noted.man you are quite evolved and will be au fait with the three-step routine. Our skins are complex things however, and as we get older, things get far more complicated and require more attention. MS MATHAHLE STOFILE has done all the work for you, here’s her edit of the best skincare solutions. Cleansing brush…

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Lusting for diversity

Porn

Pornography is not a swearword, it can be a great thing, but because of the lack of nuanced storytelling and positive, women-friendly and racially diverse content based on realistic experiences, MS ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO fears that women are doomed to enduring bouts of relentless, one-sided sex as performance.     I have often found myself, in the…

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Man Walks Into a Bar | Buck and Breck, Berlin  

In the first of a bar review series teeming with tales of mirth from far-flung watering holes, a professional nomad (barely) recalls a night in Berlin when even the powers of James Bond and a Pick-up Artist’s handbook could not help him quite remember a night out at one of the world’s best cocktail bars. …

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Fighting back against oily skin

Oily skin

Large pores and oily skin almost always go together, making the skin prone to acne breakouts as the skin produces excess sebum (the skin’s natural oil). While this is a common and stubborn problem among many of us, as MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE explains, all is not completely lost.  The reasons for the overproduction of sebum vary, from genetics…

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