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Mr Siphiwe Mpye

Laduma’s collaborative homecoming

Laduma Chivas Regal

After setting the design scene alight over five years ago with a fresh interpretation of his Xhosa heritage through knitwear, Mr Laduma Ngxokolo has gone on to exhibit and sell internationally. He has spent the last 18 months studying at London’s famed Central St Martins and returned home this week for a special collaboration at Design…

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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.

excercise fitness

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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Allen Coleman’s all-in creativity

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about the creative, aesthete and gentleman, Mr Allen Coleman. The Ghanaian photographer and erstwhile Freshwallstreet blogger was in South Africa recently and every second person MR SIPHIWE MPYE came across insisted that he was a noted.man. They were right.    Noted Man…

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Sobukwe’s uneasy sleep

Robert Sobukwe

  As we observe what would have been Pan Africanist Congress of Azania founding President Robert Sobukwe’s 91st birthday, MR SIPHIWE MPYE writes him a note on the state of his beloved Azania. Dear Prof. “We are witnesses today of cold and calculated brutality and bestiality, the desperate attempts of a dying generation to stay…

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Editorial | a noted.man takes his place*

Noted man contributors

Welcome to noted.man, a destination founded on ongoing conversations with gentlemen on the African continent and the Diaspora. These conversations regularly unpack masculinities, identity, society, art, culture, style and the political economy. While we are launching as a multimedia platform based in South Africa, we consider ourselves very much a Pan-African lifestyle brand. Because of my…

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