MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:

  • Elle (South Africa)
  • GQ (South Africa)
  • M
  • Men’s Health (South Africa)
  • Woolworths TASTE
  • Wirtschafts Woche (Germany)

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DESTINY, May 2017

Destiny, May 2017 - Bassie Kumalo and Johanna Mukoki

Such a strong image and cover with two powerful sisters (yes, they are)! Basetsana “Bassie” Kumalo and Johanna Mukoki are both successful businesswomen, with Kumalo being “a trailblazer in media” and Mukoki “a front runner in the travel industry”. Together, with great styling, they make for a power cover! View their behind-the-scenes cover shoot here:


ELLE (South Africa), May 2017

ELLE South Africa, May 2017 - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It’s a flashback to the ’70s, as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley appears on what seems to be a ’70s-inspired cover for ELLE South Africa — and it works! Huntington-Whiteley is best known as a model but has also dabbled in acting; if you watched Mad Max: Fury Road, you might remember her as The Splendid Angharad, the pregnant wife everyone tried to protect, and capture. Get the latest ELLE to see her getting active in her active wear…


GQ (South Africa), May 2017

GQ South Africa, May 2017 - Faf du Plessis

While the GQ Girl cover is Minnie Dlamini (also worth checking out), GQ Guy Francois “Faf” du Plessis is the real attention-grabber with this black, red and white beauty! The cricketer is looking suave and laidback with this rocking cover. For more on this issue, read the editor’s letter.


M (Du Monde supplement), 22 April 2017

M Du Monde, 22 April 2017

This is M’s “Beauty Special” issue. Along with this striking picture, it also looks at feminism and LGBT migrants.


Men’s Health (South Africa), May 2017

Men's Health South Africa, May 2017 - Michael Markram

Sjoe, Michael Markram’s body is as clean and smooth as the subscriber cover of Men’s Health — not an imperfection in sight! This amateur boxing champ looks amazing here but, if you buy your copy in store, you’ll have to look out for a different cover image as it’s packaged in a bag…


Wirtschafts Woche (Germany), 21 April 2017

Wirtschafts Woche, 21 April 2017 - Ivanka Trump

American politics just keep on giving, and art directors are producing some of their best and most-creative work yet because of it! This is another one of these beauties! The cover line reads (direct translation): “The most powerful daughter of the world: A political princess is visiting the economic model Germany”.


Woolworths TASTE, May 2017

Woolworths TASTE, May 2017

With winter just around the corner, this venison pie by Ina Paarman is just what the doctor ordered! Definitely drool-licious!

Updated at 9.16am on 3 May 2017.



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