Private Edition Issue 48 Sothebys

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The latest news from the world of luxury and investment









It’s been a time of out-of-the-box thinking for SA’s artists, agents and galleries






Grit, passion and perseverance trump genetics when it comes to achieving long-term sports goals








A group of young designers are integrating unlikely ingredients into highly desirable homeware




A design duo uses punchy natural textures and lively colour to achieve a combination of sophistication and comfort in this reimagined holiday home

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A look at the enduring relationship between the world’s most covetable automobile and watch brands







CLASSIC FUSION FERRARI GT Titanium case. In-house UNICO chronograph movement. Limited to 1000 pieces.













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What sustainability means to luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre




A selection of high-jewellery pieces depicting exceptional artistry and craftsmanship

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Richard Webb reminds us of the impressive South Africans who have risen to the top of the global automotive industry

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Ask your (private) chef... We examine the growing trend of ‘eating out’ at home





We join Mark Eveleigh for a bird’s-eye view of the glorious transformation of Nxai Pan, Botswana, after the rains

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URING early lockdown, I was sitting in my garden in disbelief at how this sudden new world had brought such silence to my neighbourhood. The sky was expansive and blue, my kids were splashing in the pool, oblivious, and the smell of braai smoke hung in the air... And although there was a palpable sense of loss and sadness, I thought there’s no place in the world I’d rather be locked down than here in South Africa. Later that same day an unexpected hiss and crackle of speakers cut across the valley and the song Su ar a ’ fill th sil c Ar atth s as up o his roof a f str ts away performing a live concert. The end of each song was met by whistles and cheers echoing against the mountains. It was a bonding, uplifting and necessary experience, and for Matthews a great marketing trick illustrative of the South African spirit – ’n boer maak a plan. If ever there’s been a need for a positive approach to adversity, it’s been this year. These past months I’ve been surrounded by friends, colleagues and family who’ve scrambled to make plans to keep staff employed, their restaurants and establishments open, and their usi ss s a oat A ma ha succ It’s this resilience that I love about South Africans and I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing so much of it since taking over the reins of Private Edition. My i o has oo i itiati s s t up to h lp th ou ri hospital ity industry, like Alex Dale’s Restaurant Rescue Project, by news of breweries turned into soup kitchens, and how art fairs and auctions have moved their businesses online. In Sean O’ Tooles ‘Art in the Time of a Pandemic’, we look at how South Africa’s esteemed artists, William Kentridge, Athi-Patra Ruga and Anna van r lo ha prolific uri this tim tr chi th ir positio s o the international art scene while having to adjust to new ways of creating and showcasing their work (p 22). Our sports icons have also had to adapt. We meet triathlete and multiple IRONMAN winner Matt Trautman and explore whether stamina involves a genetic advantage or is simply all about hard work. Certainly, mental stamina pla a si ifica t rol i his uri this ar p The rise of private-chef services is another example of how people are fi i cr ati a s to sur i p 64). And if we haven’t given you enough reason to celebrate our country, Richard Webb’s ‘Riding High’ pays homage to South Africans who’ve sped to the top of the global automotive industry (p 60). Last week a small, perfect cake, accompanied by a tasting bottle of l mora i as s t to m offic i pr paratio for a o li his tast ing later that day. The combination, referred to as a CakeTail – a cocktail and cake pairing – was highly appreciated during that Zoom event. The milk chocolate, and pineapple undertones and honeycomb aftertaste, used to describe Glenmorangie’s latest release ‘A Slice of Cake’, gave this die-hard wine drinker a new appreciation for the playful and innovative direction the whisky brand was taking. I can only believe that these kinds of responses to a brave new world bode well for our futures. Here’s to our survival and to yours. SUSAN NEWHAM-BLAKE EDITOR



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N RECENT YEARS, the conventional ‘top-down’ style of management has become less and less effective and, with the cli of th tra itio al offic mo l th mill ial i uc th impact of th i ital a a th ro i um r of p opl or i r mot l it ill soo compl t l i ff ctual opl ar o lo r happ ust i tol hat to o th a t to full a a f l as if th ir co tri utio matt rs They want to be acknowledged for their work and they want to li i thos ho l a th m ut i or r to m t th s hi h r p ctatio s l a rs ha to a l to o mor tha m r l issu i structio s a pla strat i s h must also a l to i spir passio t am or lo alt trust a co fi c a this c ssitat s a much mor auth tic l a rship st l o r comi a auth tic l a r is ot al a s as caus it r uir s o to ui s lf a ar a tra spar t hich ta s co si ra l s lf r ctio as ll as th co ictio a coura to al a s stri to o th ri ht thi hat sai li it’s ll orth th ffort caus if ou ar a l to i spir trust ou ill al a s a l to fi solutio s People will invariably be more willing to be open and honest, esp ciall a out pro l ms a th ill i spir to proacti rath r tha i ori issu s i th hop th o ’t otic o tt r rasp th co c pt of auth tic l a rship o s to u rsta its four compo ts: SELF-AWARENESS t’s o l o i our o str ths limitatio s a alu s that ou ca trul m rac this st l of l a rship a moti at oth rs t’s also a pr r uisit to i a l to lop th oth r compo ts of auth tic l a rship At this poi t p opl oft fi th ms l s cau ht i a crisis of co fi c o i that it ta s s lf promotio to com a l a r a to i spir trust a co fi c i oth rs ut also that th r is a fi li t s lf promotio a th p rc i arro a c of s lf i atio RELATIONAL TRANSPARENCY h ou ar i ui ou’r a l to op l shar our thou hts a li fs A auth tic leader is honest and straightforward and does not play games or ha hi a as



BALANCED PROCESSING Auth tic l a rs ar ala c i th ir approach caus th solicit opi io s lcom opposi i poi ts a co si r all optio s for s l cti a cours of actio INTERNALISED MORAL PERSPECTIVE A auth tic l a r displays a strong moral code in their actions and decisions, and is ri a co c r for thics a fair ss ltimat l auth tic l a rship is a out tra spar c a a out shari f li s a moti s ith oth rs throu h op commuicatio a i r al i our r latio ships ith oth rs i th or plac h auth tic l a rs mo strat r latio al tra spar c people always know where they stand, which allows for better cisio s tt r pro ucti it a l ss tim ast o sorti out pro l ms ma of hich ar usuall a oi a l a u c ssar A h th a to a usi ss is ru i smoothl o of th mai fits is that l a rs o ’t ha to sp alua l tim putti out fir s a pro l m sol i th ar fr up to loo for opportu iti s for ro th a i o atio to ta th compa for ar li it is lar l u to this l a rship st l a ha i a t am o hich ca al a s co fi tl r l that as a l to o the work that earned my recent nomination and title of Standard a op oma i rop rt this ar At th of th a auth ticit is a l a rship s ill li a oth r a o that ca lop o r tim ut it’s a critical s ill if our aim is to l a our t am as ll as th s r a i th ma r that ou ours lf oul li to l





Durban-born photographer Zanele Muholi’s self-portrait, ‘Qiniso, the Sails, Durban’ 2019



NTIL EARLY 2021 the Norval Foundation and its sprawling Sculpture Garden will feature four powerful exhibitions by some of South Africa’s most prolific artists: ‘iiNyanga Zonyaka’ (The Lunar Story Book) by Athi-Patra Ruga, ‘Alt and Omega’ by Jackson Hlungwani, ‘And then you see yourself’ by Zanele Muholi’s and ‘Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection’. To manage numbers, visitors need to book a timed slot, preferably online, but these tickets can also be purchased upon arrival. A worthwhile consideration is a private tour booked through






Diabolo de Cartier bellboy keyring, in lacquered metal with a gold finish

Diabolo de Cartier snow globe in metal, lacquer and glass


Air, land and sea IF YOU’RE IN THE MARKET FOR A SHORT BUT SWEET MINI-BREAK, IN RESIDENCE IS OFFERING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. TO CELEBRATE THEIR RECENT PARTNERSHIP WITH EXECUJET, DAYTONA AND BOATING WORLD, THEY’RE OFFERING A RATHER UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. Fly to Cape Town from Lanseria Airport aboard one of ExecuJet’s aircraft. On arrival, you will be picked up in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, McLaren or Aston Martin (in partnership with Daytona). Enjoy a two-night stay at an exclusive villa, which includes a private chef and a 24-hour concierge service. The cherry on top is a two-hour cruise from Granger Bay to Clifton and back from Boating World. To book, email and quote ‘IN RESIDENCE OFFER’ in the Subject line.


For the kids – big and small

A contemporary tribute to Ettore Bugatti’s masterpiece, originally built for his son’s fourth birthday, the Baby II will be a strictly limited run of only 500 cars. Unlike the original, which was only suitable for young drivers, the Baby II, a three-quarter-size replica of the Bugatti Type 35, can be driven by adults. The Baby II has been created using the latest technology, but with the utmost respect for Bugatti’s automotive heritage. Hand-built, the car was designed with the aid of a precise digital scan of an original Type 35, built for the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon.






Somm thing different…


Octopus, anyone? IF, LIKE COUNTLESS OTHER SOUTH AFRICANS, YOU WERE MOVED BY MY OCTOPUS TEACHER ON NETFLIX, YOU CAN NOW EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN CLOSE ENCOUNTER. Tintswalo at Boulders has introduced an exciting Marine Exploration Adventure Experience for guests to explore the fascinating underwater world of False Bay where renowned cinematographer Craig Foster filmed My Octopus Teacher. The three-day package includes a snorkelling safari through the kelp forests, accompanied by a trained guide, supervised kayaking in the sheltered bays of Simon’s Town, and ample opportunity to visit the penguins of Boulders Beach. Two nights’ luxury accommodation with breakfast is included at Tintswalo at Boulders, the uniquely located beachfront villa with unobstructed views of the world-famous Boulders Beach penguin colony and the ocean.




Revered for its bold and expressive character, Carignan remains a rarity in the South African winelands, and is seldom bottled on its own. At Hazendal it’s been given the opportunity to truly show itself as a single varietal and as a wine of voluptuous power and elegance; the true embodiment of the spirit and vigour of its Spanish roots. Only 500 bottles have been produced, available exclusively at Hazendal.


WHILE THE REST OF SA BAKED BANANA BREAD, TWO ESTEEMED SOMMELIERS – SPENCER FONDAUMIERE AND TINASHE NYAMDOKA – USED THE TIME TO CREATE AN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL PLATFORM. SOMM ON CALL LEVERAGES THE PAIR’S SIGNIFICANT SHARED EXPERIENCE AS WINE AFICIONADOS AND TRAINED SOMMELIERS. ‘The new site brings the art of being a sommelier into the future: the portal is a combination of a marketplace and advice for South Africans who are curious about less mainstream wines,’ says Nyamdoka. ‘We’re taking the sommelier experience and expanding it beyond the walls of conventional restaurants, straight to consumers’ mobile phones or desktops.’ Foundaumiere says the wine that Somm on Call offers is a curated selection. ‘We’ve both tapped into our “little black books”, driven to the individual farms to meet the winemakers and chosen the really special stuff.’ Wine lovers are encouraged to sign up to Somm on Call to receive fortnightly offers recommended by the Somms. In addition, the sommeliers are available to answer any wine-related questions – from the cerebral, such as understanding the tannin in a cab, to something light, like recommending a good wine to enjoy at your next al fresco gathering.








With fewer overseas tourists this year, there is an array of luxury safari lodges offering reduced rates to local travellers without detracting from the luxurious experience. Makweti Safari Lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve (a three-hour drive from Johannesburg) offers exclusivity at its best. With only five suites sleeping a maximum of 10 guests, this Big Five destination offers solitude and relaxation in a breathtaking setting. You can enjoy sweeping views over the Makweti Gorge and watering hole, and the unfenced camp allows wildlife to amble right up to your doorstep and even drink from your private plunge pool. An experienced guide will take you on an unforgettable journey of discovery where you can get lost in stories of the wildlife and ecology, infused with African folk wisdom and personal anecdotes. As a member of the ‘by-invitation-only’ Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – the global hallmark of excellence in cuisine and culinary service – Makweti is constantly creating authentic, African-inspired dishes that culminate in making your time here an unforgettable experience.





Limited masterpiece unveiled TO MARK 150 YEARS OF X.O, HENNESSY COLLABORATED WITH TWO CREATIVE MASTERMINDS – ARTIST CAI GUOQIANG AND RENOWNED ARCHITECT FRANK GEHRY – TO UNVEIL ITS LIMITED-EDITION FRENCH COGNAC. Enveloped in a crinkled sleeve of 24-caratgold dipped bronze, each bottle is available at a price tag of around R200 000. The exclusive, limited run of 150 extraordinary decanters worldwide, imprinted with Frank Gehry’s signature, is available on direct request from Hennessy. A wider release of the limited-edition Hennessy X.O bottles, also created by Frank Gehry, are available from R2 400 at bottle stores nationwide through





HESE ANIMATIONS captured public excitement about America’s adventures into space, and in 1968, when NASA went in search of a ‘face’ for its safety programme, Snoopy was the obvious choice. Snoopy became so beloved by NASA’s own astronauts, that they created a prestigious prize in his name, the Silver Snoopy Award, presented by the astronauts themselves to people or companies who they believed had contributed significantly to ‘the success of human space flight missions’. In 1970 when an oxygen tank exploded on board Apollo 13, just two days after launch, the crew was quickly moved into the lunar module. This craft, however, was not built to support so many people for such a long time and to conserve energy, the astronauts shut down nearly all power rendering their digital timers obsolete. Because the mission had drifted off its intended course, the module would re-enter earth’s atmosphere at the wrong angle, and bounce back into space with no chance of recovery. To manually readjust the course of the craft, an exact 14-second burn of the engine was required. There was simply no room for error. Without their digital timers, the crew led by Commander James Lovell, instead used their OMEGA Speedmaster chronographs to time the burn. The manoeuvre worked perfectly and on 17 April Apollo 13 splashed safely back to earth. In recognition of its overall contributions, including that remarkable mission, OMEGA received its Silver Snoopy Award in October 1970. Exactly 50 years later, a special timepiece has been created to mark the occasion. Combining animation with watchmaking art, this incredible Snoopy tribute has taken the OMEGA Speedmaster to new realms of design. In a superb display of watchmaking skill, the Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary watch is driven by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. This groundbreaking movement has taken the legendary Moonwatch calibre to new standards of excellence, with anti-magnetic innovation, as well as Master Chronometer certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The timepiece comes with OMEGA’s full five-year warranty, and will not be a limited production. Eager fans will receive the watch in its own Apollo 13 presentation box, complete with microfibre cloth, brochure, and magnifying glass for examining the finer details.








‘You always have to bite off more than you can chew to evolve as a person and especially as an artist, and prove to yourself that you can do this and that you can expand.’ Willow Smith


With its distinctive codes and extraordinary design, the Pasha watch has always been for those who take a wider view of the world. This breadth of vision is shared by a new generation of talents who have cultivated their own uniqueness, like Maisie Williams, the English actress involved in various collaborative projects, or actor Rami Malek who is drawn to complex and captivating roles that don’t conform to Hollywood’s traditional standards. Personalities like singer-songwriter Troye Sivan and the multitalented Willow Smith who rely on courage to assert themselves and have faith in their creativity and versatility, and singer Jackson Wang whose desire is to unite and connect young people. ‘Since its creation in the 1980s, the Pasha watch has embodied a certain idea of success directly linked to its extroverted design, power and graphic nonconformism. It is as edgy as ever and in tune with today’s new generation of creators. These new Pasha ambassadors owe their success to their differences, creativity, connection, multidisciplinary talents and generosity,’ says Arnaud Carrez, director of International Marketing and Communications at Cartier. Available in 35mm or 41mm, in steel, gold, diamondset or skeleton-movement versions.


The Latitudes Art Fair showcased ‘Pick n Pay Bag Lady’ by Kevin MacKintosh (this page) and Maxime Manga’s ‘untitled’ digital collage on Hahnenmuehle art paper (far right)

art in the time of a pandemic While lockdown hit many industries hard, it had a particularly challenging effect on the art scene. So, how did artists, galleries and agents reimagine this strange new world? WORDS SEAN O’TOOLE

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AS THE WORLD assumed a defensive crouch in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, so too did the South African art world. Galleries and museums rolled down their shutters, art fairs and auctions suspended their live events, and artists – the lifeblood of this atomised ecosystem – resigned themselves to a familiar routine of social distancing. Being an artist is a solitary, often lonely practice, but it’s one that is interspersed with the effervescence of hugs, kisses, gossip and champers at openings and social events. When these public-facing rituals ended abruptly, artists and their agents had to wrestle, in various ways, with how to migrate this conviviality online. In May, auction house Strauss & Co hosted the country’s first r h ri sal ith auctio rs i ap o a oha nesburg selling art, decorative objet and wine live via an online tra i platform i i as ro ust a th mo l has fi th path ah a for th auctio hous o oha s ur art fairs atitu s a ur i also t i ital othi ats i i works in person and the social element of real-life events,’ says o rta oci a co fou r of atitu s hat sai thi o li selling tools are becoming the norm, especially among younger collectors.’ Visitors from 112 countries have viewed Latitudes’ offering from 103 digital sellers, of which 39 are galleries and 45 are independent artists. Digital platforms are playing an increasingly important role in marketing and selling art. Even William Kentridge made the jump to social m ia uri th pa mic i u hosti a solitar talk from his usually bustling Houghton studio via Instagram. His studio is currently working on a new website for the artist to archive his enormous output and press. For some artists, includi tri a ap o as Athi atra u a th ma atory quiet time of South Africa’s hard lockdown was a productive period, an opportunity to read, experiment and generally take a much-needed breather. Ruga spent lockdown with his partner, journalist ali o ilo i the mountain village of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape, where they own a house and regularly self-isolate. Among his routines Ruga read works by black writers published by Lovedale r ss a stori pu lish r fou i a as ar his rural olthol i Alic first r a o al oo s at school ’ says Ruga, whose lockdown reading list included Lovedale author it ss amsa a Reading aside, Ruga – a fashion designer turned multimedia artist – experimented with painting on canvas board, a partur also fi ish up tap stri s for a solo hi ition at Whatiftheworld gallery, his work viewable by appointment

For some artists, the mandatory quiet time of South Africa’s hard lockdown was a productive period, an opportunity to read, experiment and generally take a much-needed breather








Within the space of a few months, the economics of making and selling art in 2020 were completely upended

from July to September as masked South Africans tentatively emerged from lockdown. Masks and appointment viewing are a minor consequence of the changes wrought on art and artists by the global pandemic. Within the space of a few months, the economics of making and selling art in 2020 were completely upended. Globally, art sal s ropp i th first half of spit a s ift pivot to online modes of sale by art fairs, galleries globally have seen their earnings at art fairs drop from 46% in pre-Covid times to a ismal i th first half of accor i to a r port pr par u li as art co omist r lar cA r Small galleries and young artists have been the hardest hit. ap o sculptor a i rits a oi t i r of th i au ural Social Impact Arts Prize, saw his mural business collapse. And Cape Town printmaker and painter Anna van der Ploeg received news that her gallery, SMITH Studio, founded in 2014, would not reopen. Van der Ploeg, a beekeeper and graduate of Cape Town University’s Michaelis School of Fine Art, received the bad news on the same day an email arrived informing her she had been accepted into a master’s programme at the Royal Academy of i Arts at i rsit oll h ti l ium


Navigating a pandemic is all about swings and roundabouts. Not resigned to shelve her exhibition, Van der Ploeg found a rental venue in Woodstock to show her oil paintings and carved panels, booked it for 10 days and got to work on Instagram. Sal s r ro ust rits also ou c ac colla orat ith si co sulta c hi i i pro uci a m tr public sculpture in Woodstock. Installed on a high rooftop, the allo s r si ts to roa cast short m ssa s Sarah lo ou ’ r a o m ssa a a oth r th ma ou a t our daughter to be with.’ The work is bang-on with the hybrid onlineof i ormal As colla orators r sp cificall i t r st i plori the bridge between a person’s digital engagement with a realtim cou t rpart i th ph sical orl ’ sa s rits S i a m ssage that you’ve tapped out on your phone sparkle across a giant billboard induces delight and intrigue.’ r ariro a o ra a im a a h althcar prof ssional living in Johannesburg, felt a very different sense of delight h i arl S pt m r sh purchas h r first r art or s a o ra ou ht t o pi c s artists ali sha alala a Maxime Manga from an Instagram auction organised by Latitudes with online magazine Between 10and5. ’ a lo r of ma iff r t art forms for a lo tim but was actually a virgin at art buying before my Instagram purchas ’ sa s a o ra t is much l ss i timi ati sp ciall for beginners like me. It also makes the process more accessible, as ou ca u from all ri s o our o raphical co fi s ’ Her insights speak to a global trend: online art sales grew from i to i th first half of sta ram has so tra sformati ’ sa s ots a a as cultural entrepreneur Lerato Motshwarakgole. An alumnus of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, her Gaborone-based creative consultancy, Ora Loapi, focuses on building new audiences for art. It works with corporates as well as artists,

OPPOSITE PAGE Two drawings from William Kentridge’s ‘City Deep’ series THIS PAGE The artist engaging on Instragram



‘[Instagram] is much less intimidating, especially for beginners like me. It also makes the process more accessible, as you can buy from galleries beyond your geographical confines’

including Johannesburg painter and 2019 Time magazine cover artist Nelson Makamo. Motshwarakgole says Makamo is a good case study in disruption and the use of social meia to at th for mi l m tr s that pr fi ured the pandemic. ‘The exclusionary velvet rope of the previous business models of fairs and galleries is all but rendered pointless at this moment,’ says Motshwarakgole, who is not a dogmatist and happily signed up to participate in the virtual edition of Turbine with a presentation by Botswana artist Tebogo Cranwell. ‘Fairs are important. Right now we get the best of both. My collectors now plug into a validated platform without having to climb on a plane.’ Being grounded, it turns out, is no excuse for participating in an art world reimagining how to connect. 

South African artists are a strong presence on the international stage. Lockdown and the closure of South Africa’s borders did not end this. Earlier this year, a longlist of 80 international artists was announced for the third and fourth High Line plinth commissions in New York. They included three former Standard Bank Young Artist winners, Beth Diane Armstrong, Nandipha Mntambo and Mary Sibande, as well as Bronwyn Katz and Usha Seejarim (whose solo show at Rotterdam’s prestigious Centre for Contemporary Art runs until February 2021). Armstrong’s proposal is a stainless-steel globular form titled ‘Sphere’, while Sibande has mooted a recreation of the pedestal elevating a statue of Jan van Riebeeck on the Heerengracht in Cape Town flanked by angry red chickens.

LEFT A rendering of South African artist Beth Armstrong’s ‘Sphere’, a stainless-steel globular form commissioned for the High Line plinth in New York





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When it comes to endurance sports, there are no short cuts. Grit, passion and perseverance are all necessary to achieve long-term goals WORDS KATHY MALHERBE




STAMINA – BOTH PHYSICAL and mental – has long been as-

sociated with success in training for and competing in sport. Whether you have aspirations to improve your time in the Cape Town Cycle Tour or to win the Comrades Marathon, you might have asked yourself if the stamina required to complete the job is something you can develop yourself, perhaps with a coach, or if you’re born with it. Sports scientist Dr Ross Tucker believes that ‘genetics determines the ceiling’ of your stamina, but optimal training is what gets you there. He says that during traini ou’r fi tu i th or of our h art lu s muscl s metabolism and biochemistry. The amount of oxygen your body delivers to the tissues – your aerobic capacity - is a key factor in determining your level of stamina. An athlete might be genetically disposed to having stronger slow-twitch skeletal muscles (that support long-distance endurance activities like marathon running) or fast-twitch muscles (for quick, powerful movements such as sprinting or weightlifting), but Tucker believes this is not cast in stone and during any given athletic activity both are activated. It takes hard work and is not without some discomfort. There is a pr ssio o pai o ai ’ i th path to fit ss h rul of thumb is that the pain should go away when you stop exercisi mporar acut pai is fi h ou ar pushi your body. But if it is unfamiliar pain, which continues when you stop th that shoul ar a ar to list to our o ’ Tucker advises. ‘Physiologically speaking, when you train a muscle, you put it under stress. The more tension you place on your muscles, the more likely the muscle cells will tear, repair and get stronger. This is why continuous training builds the strength and stamina of your muscles.’ And what of mental stamina? ‘It’s not a question of “mind over matter”,’ says Tucker. ‘Mental fatigue is the result of feedback coming from the body and the brain. Your brain is also matter and must be trained, just like your body, to endure long periods of hard work’. Your body signals your brain telling it you’re tired. When you trai ou ar imi ishi that si al ou’r tti fitt r our physical stress overload is lower and your body is coping better.

THIS PAGE Triathlete Matt Trautman putting in the hard yards ABOVE RIGHT Trautman ahead of the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, US


You have adapted the hardware, so the brain signal has changed. The same applies to any kind of endurance work. h first tim a p rso or s a hour shift th ill virtually catatonic afterwards. However, after six weeks, they will be tired but their body and brain will have adapted to the gruelling hours and work. It is more about surviving and coping with the load, not a magical mental attitude, that allows one athlete to become elite and another not to. That said, studies have shown some people adapt better to training – but there is no evidence which part of the brain is responsible for that. Take South African IRONMAN champion Matt Trautman. He is clearly an elite triathlete who is ‘better adapted to training’. Not o l is h ph sicall sup r fit ut accor i to his coach r tt Sutton, ‘when it comes to mental stamina, Matt is a monster’. Matt has won multiple IRONMAN 70.3 races worldwide, including four IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa titles, the most recent i th t h l i ast o o i a uar Trautman was clearly dealt a winning hand in terms of his DNA. But Sutton agrees with Tucker: ‘It’s not enough to make an elite athlete. For Trautman, it’s his training regime. Repetition is not a dirty word; he believes in it, enacts it and lives it.’ While Tucker sees your genes as a ceiling, Trautman says his genome is a ‘ticket into the club. Once you’re in the club though, your training is what makes the difference.’ It clearly works for him. His CV is exceptional. He started excelling at a young age, representing the country at the il at r a o i orl hampio ships a h as th first South African to compete in the gruelling solo Transatlantic Race. After he and his brother came third in the Dusi Canoe Maratho i his lo for ura c sports as r i l a h started training towards IRONMAN South Africa. However, a succession of wins was interrupted when tragedy struc i rautma as hit a car hil trai i to f his 70.3 South Africa title, resulting in his having a multiple-level



spinal fusion. Incredibly, he not only recovered but built up his fit ss a as ac at th poi t of local rac s th of the year. f this f at Sutto sa s is capacit to com ac from a ar fatal acci t that oul ha r tir p rc t of oth r athl t s th comp t a i as a lit athl t mo strat s that he has the quintessential stamina of an IRONMAN: grit, passion and perseverance.’ rautma li uc r li s th r is o l o a to develop stamina. Training. He says managing the training is pivotal to a perfectly executed race. Trautman’s solo race across the Atlantic – a race so demandi ph sicall a m tall it fi s li f as p rhaps h r h r fi th s s ills Solo acht raci is a ma a m t am ou ha to loo aft r our uipm t hil oi as fast as possi l a i th ri ht ir ctio h st a is to a a trimmi sails a ha st ri ut ou ca ’t sta a a for thr s strai ht so ou ha to ma a h a for ho lo ou sl p hil still going as fast as possible,’ he explains. Sleep also plays a massive role in his training and recovery as a triathl t s arch has sho that it is th p rio of p sl p that h lps impro athl tic p rforma c his is h ro th hormo s hich uil muscl s a ha c s p rformance, are released.’ h i i rautma ’s sails is a ia l i t of car s says he could easily live on chocolate, oats, peanut butter and Red Bull. Outside of training, he focuses on getting the right amount of protein and micronutrients. t is u surprisi that loc o has ’t phas him much or a athl t a r a i trai i is a ma or s t ac ut h ha a oo i oor s t up ith a tur o trai r a tr a mill althou h it’s ta a hil to t th s im fit ss ac A m tal stami a a a loc o as pr tt similar to i i ur h r r lots of u o s li h ill it a h ill a l to rac a ai h st strat is


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Matt Trautman acclimatising on bike and road before the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii Like many athletes during lockdown, Trautman maintained his fitness with a well-equipped indoor setup

ust to focus o th a to a th small achievements in the training or on any other aspect of your life, as ll as th fact that ou’r sta i fit a h alth ’ As for future plans, Trautman says, ‘There are still no concrete pla s o h ’ll a l to rac again. Realistically, the main goals ill ha to s t for a those are achieving a top result at IRONMAN African Championship and the IRONMAN World Champio ship i o a a aii ’ Trautman may have the genes that uc r sa s t rmi s th ‘ceiling’ of your stamina, but there is no doubt it is his optimal traini i omita l rit a ill that have made him reach it. 



‘In a way, lockdown was pretty similar to being injured. There were lots of unknowns, like when will it end and when will I be able to race again?’



JOURNEYS Stretched across the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch winelands, Hazendal wine estate is a world-class destination offering culture, cuisine, adventure and entertainment for the whole family


ELL KNOWN FOR ITS contemporary appeal, Hazendal is also one of the oldest farms in South Africa’s winelands. The property dates back to 1699, when Christoffel Hazenwinkel was granted the right to settle on 60 hectares of land nestled in the Bottelary Hills. Hazendal changed ownership a number of times during its centuries-old history, with the werf precinct at the heart of the estate growing and evolving as successive owners made their mark on the estate. Dating back to 1790, Hazendal’s iconic om st a ith its fi i rococo a l has been sensitively restored and upgraded into an opulent guesthouse capable of hosting up to 10 u sts i fi l a t suit rooms oasti p rio fur itur a art or s r c tive of the time, as well as contemporary South African art, the Homestead offers modern comfort, with a touch of vintage winelands glamour. h farm’s fortu s a o i th 19th and 20th centuries, until in 1994 this storied Cape farm found a new custodian in Russian-born businessman and philanthropist Dr Mark Voloshin, who has poured enormous passion and resources into modernising and rejuvenating the estate. In 2016 Hazendal closed for an ambitious rejuvenation of the entire property. When the gates reopened in late-2018, a reimagined Hazendal was revealed.



Unique among Cape Winelands estates, Hazendal celebrates both its Russian owners and rich South African heritage, particularly evident in the gastronomic experiences on the farm. The best way to delve into culture through cuisine is with Hazendal’s Russian Tea Ceremony. The experience celebrates the central role of tea in Russian culture, while also introducing guests to traditional Russian pastries and savoury delights. h all a a ush a li off rs a s aso all i spir m u of bistro-style dishes, drawing inspiration from both South African and Russian culinary traditions. In season, generous picnic as ts fill ith ussia i spir licaci s ca pr or r and enjoyed on the expansive lawns. Separate menus are available for children and vegetarians. In summer, the Pivnushka Beer Garden, situated within the whitewashed walls of the farm’s original cattle enclosure, offers up th stat ’s i s alo si local craft r s a am rill fare in a space that’s ideal for casual get togethers. Naturally, the estate’s wines take centre stage in the opulent, yet welcoming, Wine Lounge, where a number of wine-tasting options are available. Guided by passionate and knowledgeable wine ambassadors, visitors can discover the easy-drinking Christoffel Hazenwinkel range. For wine connoisseurs wishing to delve deeper into the winemaking history of the estate, a tutored tasting is offered in Hazendal’s subterranean Wine Library. Heritage is certainly a hallmark of Hazendal, and as a tribute to the farm’s Russian owners, the estate’s talented cellar team has created a range of bespoke vodkas. In the micro-distillery situated alongside the wine cellar, an imported multi-column copper still produces small batches of unique handcrafted vodkas.


Along with celebrating culture through food and wine, Hazendal has also sta lish its lf as a ha for fi art i th i la s On arrival, visitors will notice numerous works by respected local


artists in the grounds and gardens, forming part of the estate’s extensive public art collection. But it’s in the Marvol Gallery where Russian art and culture are in the spotlight. Visitors can look forward to an ever-changing roster of artworks, jewellery, sculptures and intricate objets d’art. Many of these pieces are from Dr Voloshin’s own private collection, which includes an impressive portfolio of works from the respected Grekov Studio, as well as ornate Fabergé eggs that are often on public display. A permanent display in the History Room ocum ts ota l ussia immi ra ts such as artist la imir r tchi off as ll as th c tral rol ussia pla i South Africa’s liberation struggle. For art of the automotive kind, visitors will be thrilled by Hazendal’s Classic Car Collection showcasing a variety of historic beauties from Dr Voloshin’s private garage. Petrolheads and enthusiasts can admire everything from a 1936 Bentley 4¼ Drophead Coupé to a 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine. The intersection of European and South African culture also fi s a outl t i th mo thl a al a lu i s hosting some of the most popular names in the genre; the likes of Emma de Goede, Sisonke Xonti and international jazz star Chad Lefkowitz-Brown. In addition to the hugely-popular jazz evenings, the striking over-water Pavilion hosts outdoor concerts in the summer months from time to time.


Hazendal is a family-friendly destination that caters for all generations. While adults can enjoy the journey of art and culture on offer, younger visitors will be entranced by the colourful world of Wonderdal. This unique edutainment experience combines learning with pla ma ic ith i o atio allo i chil r a fi to to journey through the worlds of science, nature and life skills in the compa of th ir Amu i compa io s h s fi a imat fri s r pr s t th fi l m ts ss tial to lif i o r al su





earth, sky, water and care – and are both the guardians and playmates for every young visitor to this enchanted space. o r al is i i i to o s ach focus o sp cific areas of learning and modes of play. Nature is the focus in the immersive digital world of the Wonder Garden, while in the Tinker Workshop – where human ‘Wonder Pals’ are on hand to help and ui chil r ar i tro uc to simpl sci tific pri cipl s through engaging hands-on activities. Active kids will love clambering into the boughs of Kora, the Tree of Light, or burning off excess energy in the outdoor playground dubbed the ‘Wildlands’. For some downtime, the ‘living library’ of the Story Cave allows ui t r a tur rs to list to stori s r a oo s a r ct on what they’ve learnt. Wonderdal is access-controlled and supervised, giving parents and caregivers the opportunity to explore Hazendal estate, while young visitors enjoy a few enchanted hours. It’s an ideal birthday-party destination with various celebratory packages.


A stroll through Hazendal’s gardens, which have been extensively landscaped, offers an array of green spaces to relax and recharge. The Harvest Garden is fringed by bountiful orchards and vegetable and herb beds, and 21 species of edible indigenous plants that supply the estate’s kitchens daily. The farming heritage of the property is also marked in the larger-than-life sculptures of garden implements that tower over the Harvest Garden. In the original werf precinct indigenous fynbos beds fringe the lawns that roll down to the natural wetland and reed beds of the Bottelary River below. Here boardwalks of sustainable bamboo-composite decking allow visitors to wander and admire a corner of the property that has been extensively rehabilitated and restored. A a itio is th orl class olfi facilit u to op in early 2021. The centrepiece of the facility is an 18-hole par-3


mashie course, built to exacting international standards. Golfers can also make use of the state-of-the-art two-tiered driving range equipped with the latest technology for an unparalleled golf experience. A club house is also scheduled to perfectly round-out what is bound to be a magnetic outdoor offering.


Hazendal’s array of venues and experiential offerings have made it a sought-after events destination. The iconic over-water Pavilion is ideal for intimate nuptials, while the historic kraal can host mid-sized groups on sunny summer days. For a more elegant setting, the Avant-Garde restaurant offers a glamorous wedding locale, while larger gatherings – up to 280 seated guests – are easily accommodated in the modern Grand Hall. With its eye-catching views into the working wine cellar, the Grand Hall is certainly the heart of Hazendal’s event offerings. Custom built for the demands of the modern events industry, it can host up to 400 delegates (cinema style), with innovative stac i alls cr ati a hi hl i l a customisa l spac The Grand Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, with direct vehicular access making it the ideal destination for international car and product launches, The latest addition to the estate’s eventing spaces is the Glasshouse, a contemporary creation set amid its own private gardens alongside the historic Homestead. Bathed in natural light, this striking multifaceted steeland-glass venue is destined to become one of the most popular venues in the Cape Winelands. Boasting high-quality audiovisual systems, elegant Italian lighting and versatile stage facilities, it’s the perfect setting for corporate gatherings, private events and bespoke weddings. With a plethora of offerings, Hazendal Wine Estate is truly the destination for all your journeys. 


THE PRE-LOCKDOWN panic buying and scramble to stock our pantries suggests a global anxiety surrounding food availability and possible interruptions to its supply chain. The sobering reality is that the opposite is true. It is estimated that as much as 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually, with an overproduction of food r sulti i much of it i u fit for co sumptio hil this o rpro uctio mi ht i u c th t t to hich f l saf and comforted knowing that there’s always more than enough of everything, a growing number of designers around the world are recognising the need to address this issue by transforming food waste into home accessories and furniture.

Coffee MOST COFFEE DRINKERS consider the harmful effects of the beverage to extend only as far as an overly intense caffeine high, perhaps one that results in mild shakes or an inability to fall asleep. For Shanghai-based designer Zhekai Zhang there’s a darker side to the popular brew. ‘More than eight million tons of coffee grounds become waste each year, the by-product of over 400 billion consumed cups of coffee,’ he says. Much of this ends up i la fills or is i ci rat A su sta tial p rc ta of this waste enters urban sewage systems, and in so doing becomes harmful to the environment. To raise awareness of – and help alleviate – the escalating problem, Zhang encourages the growth of a circular coffee economy, one supported by the global café culture community. He believes used coffee grounds from cafés and coffee roasters should be repurposed by designers as attractive product, and sold by those very cafés as a reminder of the sustainability of the beverage. His collection of porcelain pendant and table lamps, titl offir ’ as si ith this i mi spir a ci t hi s pit firi t ch i u s th ra u at of o o ’s o al oll of Art has lop a m tho of staining the porcelain with used coffee grounds. Substituting traditional sand pits with gas kilns to allow for mass production, ha r tai s th lo firi t mp ratur of t a 1 000°C. Variables in this heat, along with deliberate inconsistencies in the density of the applied waste, result in a beautifully delicate, marbled surface. The reddish marbling is a visible manifestation of the oxidization that occurs between sugars and io i s ls r l as from th coff rou s h fir Private Edition loves: o list for th A ar s the collection celebrates the imperfections and randomness of the surface marbling, meaning no two lamps are the same.





COFFEE? Encouraging us to question what and how we consume, a global wave of young designers tackles the problem of food waste by integrating unlikely ingredients into desirable homeware WORDS MARTIN JACOBS




Milk EKATERINA SEMENOVA RUSSIA ‘OVERPRODUCTION AND CONTINUOUS price drops have seen our appreciation of milk sink to an all-time low,’ says materials researcher and designer Ekaterina Semenova. Semenova estimates that as much as 116 tonnes of milk – be it drinkable or expired – are discarded globally each year. By her calculation, that equates to approximately 16 per cent of annual milk production. If this volume of waste isn’t noteworthy in itself, of equal concern to the Russian-born creative is that daily production of the dairy staple continues to grow rapidly, resulting in worldwide surpluses and subsequent price decreases. Much like her peers, the Amsterdam-based designer views her work with the material in part as a form of waste reduction but, more importantly, as a means of drawing attention to the problems inherent in overproduction and waste. Semenova’s collection of milk-glazed ceramic vessels, aptly titled ‘Care For Milk’ is, as she puts it, ‘an attempt to reclaim the way milk used to be valued prior to its mega industrialisation’. Semenova, whose other works include studies into the subtleties of colour and light, began her work on ‘Care For Milk’ by collecting leftover or soon-to-be discarded milk from neighbourhood households. This was immediately categorised by its fat co t t hich cr at s th iff r c s i colour i h r fi ish pieces. Experimentation led to a nuanced palette of biscuit tones. c a S m o a’s la s pro uc sil matt fi ish s a add to the clay’s durability, enhancing its waterproof qualities. Private Edition loves: The sophistication and elegance of the designer’s ceramic forms stem from a year spent interning at IKEA, where she gathered invaluable knowledge into design and forecasting.





Eggs BA SSE ST I T TGE N GER M A NY CHICKEN-AND-EGG jokes aside, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Basse Stittgen is concerned by the decreasing value of both the chicken and egg in contemporary consumption habits. ‘Annually an average of 6.4 billion hens lay 1.1 trillion eggs,’ he says. ‘Simultaneously, one third of all food produced per year is lost or wasted, which includes eggs that have a short shelf life.’ It doesn’t help matters that the fragility of the eggshell is poorly suited to mass processing and transport. Using egg waste, Stittgen’s recent collection ‘How Do You Like Your Eggs?’ is a somewhat whimsical series of eggcups and saucers made entirely from eggs. The young designer hopes that his tableware will draw attention to our mass consumption patterns by ‘physicalizing it and placing it in the living room of the consumer’. Stittgen sources his B-grade and discarded eggs from collaborator GeluksVogel, a Dutch farming project that maintains humane, animal-friendly living conditions. He separates these eggs into whites, yolks and shells. The whites are dehydrated and rou to a po r a th sh lls crush i to fi pi c s h two elements are combined and placed in moulds, then heatpressed at a temperature that sees the albumin proteins found in the whites form plasticiser-free biopolymers. Private Edition loves: ichl ol i to a ith a c terrazzo-like appearance, Stittgen’s innovative tableware cleverly unites material and function.





Gourds (Calabashes) JADE FOL AWIYO NIGE RIA ‘EVERY SUMMER HOLIDAY was spent in Lagos,’ says Londonbased product designer Jade Folawiyo of her childhood. ‘My parents are both Yoruba and encouraged me to engage with Nigerian culture. Those trips inspire my work today.’ As part of her education, the 2010 Central Saint Martins graduate spent a year working at Fabrica, Benetton’s famed design communications research centre. Her time here shaped her desire to create luxury homeware, like her ‘Ile Tableware’, which was included in Thames & Hudson’s Contemporary Design Africa. am aft r th oru a or for hom ’ th fi pi c coll ctio i clu s a stri i fruit sta s r i platt r a decanter, noteworthy for their fusion of British earthenware with our s sourc car a corat i i ria’s o r io a ar a ll o for its histor of artisa al our car i chos to us th cala ash for its i rs si s som ar as i as 40 centimetres in diameter. My collection brings to light the brilliant properties of the calabash; it’s a sustainable material rich in heritage, uses little energy to manufacture and is biodegradable,’ she explains. ‘There are many foods in their dried form that are used throughout Africa’s rich t rrai it’s i ious th a p opl use what might be deemed as waste from fruit or ta l s a r purpos it i to fu ctio al domestic items.’ More than just explorations in upcycling waste product and in reinterpreting traditional techniques, the collection is also a isual fusio of st r a Africa cul tures. Both gourd and ceramic surfaces are decorated with patterns that acknowledge their domestic histories and in so doing rect ola i o’s o mi cultural i tit Private Edition loves: All puns intended, 2012 marked a crowning moment in Folawiyo’s career. Lampshades that she’d designed a year earlier, whilst in residence at the Design Museum, were presented to Queen li a th as part of a hi itio c l rati 60 years of London art and design, curated for the Royal’s diamond jubilee celebrations.





Mushrooms (Mycelium) SEBASTIAN COX E NGL AND


IF FIRST IMPRESSIONS count, then Sebastian Cox’s ‘Mycelium + Timber’ collection of pendant lights and stools doesn’t appear to be very much of the now. They look to be from a bygone era, and are folkloric in their woodsman-like appearance. That they’re grown from a mixture of ancient mushrooms and wood waste reinforces this aesthetic. Yet for the award-winning furniture maker and crafts-revivalist, the designs are fuelled by a more recent past – the memories of childhood hours spent playing in the woodlands of the Kent countryside. These recollections have shaped his studio’s aesthetic and vision, both of which seek to address our wasteful material culture, as well as the decline of British biodiversity. The collection is compostable, and a collaboration with Ninela Ivanova, a disruptive design thinker who advocates the use of biobased materials. In it Cox champions the centuries-old natural relationship between wood and fungus, allowing them to do what th ’ al a s o h m c lium a mass of filam ts that form the vegetative part of a fungus, binds with willow wood (sourced from Cox’s own woodlands) around pre-constructed frames and strengthens to form lightweight, suede-like products. ‘Mycelium offers us the opportunity to test our ability as a studio to design for new methods of manufacture,’ says Cox of the addition of biofacture, a process that uses biological organisms to manufacture new materials, to his sustainability-focused studio, which he co-directs with his wife. Private Edition loves: Equally at home in a contemporary Scandi scheme as they are in an Axel Vervoordt-style timeworn setting, the pendants’ richly textured surfaces pair beautifully with milktoned linens and chunky knits.






ABSTRACT IN APPEARANCE, the glazes coating designer Jade Ruijzenaars’s ceramics call to mind aerial seascapes: cirrus clouds over turquoise oceans and waves crashing on dark shores. Given the unexpected ingredient she includes in her glazes – shrimp shells – this seems visually fortuitous. However, the beauty of these pieces runs far deeper, by telling the story of a food industry undergoing change, and the problem of waste that it’s left on Ruijzenaars’ doorstep. The Dutch designer works with the shells of the Crangon Crangon shrimp fish off th utch coast h i ustrialisation of food processing – in which handwork is replaced by mechanisation – saw the laborious hand peeling of these shrimp in recent decades moved from The Netherlands to lower-wage Morocco. This additional travel meant a minimum two-week la from fish to for hich i u c th pric s th s costly crustacean could secure. So in 2016 a mechanical shrimp-peeling factory opened in The Netherlands, and it’s the shell waste (60 000 kilograms per week) from this factory that interests Ruijzenaars. Up to seventy percent of a shrimp is its shell, which includes chitin, an organic polymer useful in the production of medici s ioplastics a cosm tics as ll as i at r purification. Ruijzenaars intends for her ceramics to draw awareness to the potential existent in such waste. ‘My experimentation was not as a ceramicist or a product designer; rather, I used the application of material to communicate my research. This is an approach that r cts m rol as a lif st l si r’ sh sa s f h r pi c s sh co ti u s h th la cla is fir at high temperatures, the shrimp shells are reduced to ashes, and the leftover calcium fuses together with the glaze.’ It’s this that makes each piece unique. Private Edition loves: Ruijzenaars has spent much of the past fi ars i ap o or i as a cr ati for Stu io a multidisciplinary food design studio.




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TROPICAL TONIC This coastal home north of Durban distils innovative architecture, punchy natural textures and lively colour to achieve a user-friendly sophistication formulated for family holiday living WORDS LIZ MORRIS

The roof deck provides access to the pool, and boasts vistas of lush vegetation and the Indian Ocean beyond

OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE The home’s timberclad exteriors add to the contemporary barn-like feel of the structures in the tropical coastal landscape On the outdoor terrace, use was made of raw and painted timber cladding and decking to wrap vertical and horizontal surfaces in a common natural application The open-plan kitchen is anchored by a broad central island featuring concealed storage underneath, as well as exposed storage in the adjacent dining space finished in colours that refer to the kitchen’s colour palette




IT’S NOT OFTEN that a home is designed and decorated from scratch to completion by a creative duo for family friends. The focused vision that has come from this tightknit team, consisting of architect Lisa Rorich and decorator Robyn Constantinou, has played an intrinsic role in creating the special atmosphere and aesthetic of this beautiful home. As the house is located on a steep site in a tropical landscaped area, where summers are humid and hot and winters blissfully sunny and temperate, Rorich’s objective was to provide solutions to the climatic challenges. Also key was meeting the owners’ brief for a family space that combined a seamless contemporary open-plan design with more intimate areas, all of which needed to be rooted into the natural surroundings. t’s a i hous : th r ar fi rooms i t o tim r clad, barn-style structures with several white-painted living areas and outdoor decks and enclosed verandas connecting them. The spaces feel lofty, open, airy – you need this in the cloying summer climate – but the scale is still huma ith comp lli o cr at a co ti uous use of natural materials between the exterior and interior architecture. ‘We used timber cladding on a lot of the outside walls because it weathers so beautifully,’ says Rorich, ‘but also brought it indoors on the same vertical plane which, when all the doors are open, bands the spaces together as one in




nature and not simply as inside and outside rooms. I really feel you get more living out of a home this way.’ And, certainly, surface textures distinguish the project, imbuing it with a contemporary clarity. Constantinou worked closely with orich o th i t rior fi ish s electing to paint some cladding white to invite more crispness and light into the kitchen living area – where the ceilings were similarly clad – as well as in the bedrooms and the interleading stairwells. th r coups i clu a oor to c ili all of malachit r zellige tiles in the main bathroom, a a all of lac pai t cla sto a oth r surfac co ti ua tion from the outside) in the rear courtyard room. Interestingly, this space – shel tered from the elements, and facing away from the sea – feels dusky and seductive: it’s pretty much the antithesis of expected beach house decor 101, yet turns out to be the most socially popular of the whole compound. ‘We wanted to make it feel like a muted and cosy retreat, the domestic equivalent of shelter ing in the shade of a huge tree,’ explains Constantinou, ‘almost like an alter ego of the other living areas, which with their bleached pal tt fi it l commu icat a sun, sand and surf blitheness.’ And the genesis of the black stone wall? ‘It was white to begin with,’ Constantinou recalls, ‘and then Lisa and I looked at it and thought, “no way”. It jarred, it was too Mykonos.’ Painting the surface black – not jet black, but a more mercurial, cast iro lac – gave the room an earthy and grounded focus that in turn invited bold upticks of decorative language and colour contrast. Cue a 2.5 m tr lo sofa i i fish r lu which faces the leafy green garden

THIS PAGE Striking green zellige tiles, applied in a vertical broken bond pattern, are the main attraction in the guest bathroom OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE The steeply pitched barn-style roof structure in the main bedroom resonates with jaunty tropicalpatterned Jim Thompson fabric on the headboard and bed base The combination of the double underslung vanity slab in engineered stone, woven grass mat, and a pair of brass-framed mirrors create serene symmetry in the main bathroom In the spare bedrooms, sand-coloured timber floors feature throughout, with loose-laid coir matting and headboards upholstered in a lattice pattern to turn up the textural aspect. Swathes of mushroomcoloured linen curtains were used to create privacy between the bathing and sleeping zones

‘We wanted to make it feel like a muted and cosy retreat, the domestic equivalent of sheltering in the shade of a huge tree’









RIGHT A series of elevated multi-level roof decks are interspersed with boxed planters of fleshy succulents and copper-coloured Carex grass OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT The black stone feature wall and long sofa with its brace of chartreuse cushions lends an air of seclusion to the space The round marble-top table on a circular wrought-iron base makes for an intimate gathering area for meals or drinks The dining area, which features a solid timber table and high-back chairs, forms part of the main living space and opens out onto the courtyard The white-clad main living and dining space, replete with a bone-coloured upholstered modular sofa, an organically shaped coffee table, and an oak-andleather armchair, takes inspiration from Michael Taylor’s vibrant central artwork

via huge sliding slatted doors, and a round, four-seater, marble-topped table at which the home’s wineconnoisseur owners gather in the evenings when they feel for an outdoorsy but secluded spot. Designing for the way the owners wanted to live here on holiday was a key driver for the interiors throughout. ‘They didn’t want a highly styled layering of composed collections and tablescapes,’ says o sta ti ou A fuss fr fit for-purpose tableau has obvious fits for a s co hom ut it can often be at the expense of character. However, Rorich and Constantinou soundly trounced that possibility with their cohesive and combined approach to the project, knowledge of the owners’ lifestyle and understanding of the climate. ‘The details, interest and information had to be in the archit ctur th fi tur s all f atur s and furniture,’ says Constantinou. ‘The design of this was absolutely making sure those aspects did all the work.’ 

Decorator Robyn Constantinou (left) and architect Lisa Rorich (

‘The details, interest and information had o be in he archi ec ure he fi ures all features and furniture’



a timeless partnership If nothing else, watches and cars are both masterpieces in technology and design. We look at the enduring relationship between the world’s most covetable brands WORDS DEBBIE HATHWAY





OPPOSITE TAG Heuer’s Carrera Sport Chronograph THIS PAGE TAG Heuer and Porsche signed a long-term agreement for their Formula E engagement. The Swiss luxury watchmaker is both title and timing partner

WHILE RACING DRIVERS have long relied on keeping time to track their performance, the relationship between watches and cars goes back more than two centuries to when Abraham Louis r u t first si a porta l tim pi c for apol o i th 18th century. The resultant carriage clocks gave rise to dashboard clocks as motorised transport replaced the horse and carriage. FHH Journal cr its A u r as i th most i u tial watch brand in the motor industry throughout the 20th century, manufacturing dashboard chronographs as early as 1911. Today watch and car brands continue to demonstrate arguably one of the most enduring partnerships.


BREITLING AND BENTLEY MOTORS The longest partnership between a watch brand and an automobile manufacturer belongs to Breitling and Bentley Motors, ith tl ’s commissio i of th o oar cloc for th first Continental GT, which debuted in 2003. This year in April, Breitling launched the Chronomat Bentley to celebrate their partnership with the British luxury car brand. ‘This long-standing partnership is built on a common mindset of striving for excellence when it comes to craftsmanship and performance,’ says Lionel Hofstetter, head of Product Marketing at Breitling.





RIGHT Chronomat Bentley with green dial and black contrasting chronograph counters; Franck Muller Crazy Hours Bespoke Black Badge

The timepiece has a 42mm stainless-steel case with a green dial and black contrasting chronograph counters. It has a stainl ss st l oul au rac l t ith utt r clasp a f atur s a ‘BENTLEY’ engraving on the transparent sapphire caseback. IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN AND MERCEDES-AMG Schaffhaus has th official i ri part r of rc s A tro as otorsport si c ra am assa ors is amilto a altt ri ottas o a st llar ormula s aso last ar ith amilto i i his si th A ormula ri rs’ orl hampio ship titl ottas fi ish s co rc s A tro as otorsport also cli ch th A ormula o structors’ orl hampio ship h ar th first t am i th histor of ormula raci to scor si succ ssi titl ou l s At th tim of riti amilto a ottas r i first a s co positio s o poi ts for ca stop tim ut nothing stops him!’ wrote Christoph rai r rr of Schaffhaus o his sta ram f aft r amilto ’s Au ust i at Sil rsto or citi s for raci fa s is th op i of ’s first lo al co c pt stor l i th orl s of atchma i a i craci at th h art of urich’s ah hofstrass

FRANCK MULLER AND ROLLS-ROYCE ra c ull r a olls o c otor ars a ha t am up to cr at a u i u tim pi c orth of th raith lac a h raith ra um rs’ ill r ct th si of ra ull r’s ico ic ra ours i th spo lac a coll ctio A i t rior hi hli ht of th car is th Starli ht a li r picti th ra ours’ atch fac ar thrill to part ri ith th orl ’s fi st car ma ufactur r to produce this exclusive watch collection. To see our exceptional o ho of haut horlo ri i t rpr t i to such a clu si car has a fasci ati p ri c ’ sa s icholas u a ir ctor of ra c ull r atchla h ial r cts th car’s colour co s as ll as tails fou o ash oar s a s ats ha s to its pat t ra ours m cha ism th c tral hour ha lit rall umps from th um rals o to i th corr ct s u c plac at picall o th ial r mi ut s a hil th mi ut ha follo s th usual mi ut c cl arou th ial

ABOVE AND RIGHT IWC brand ambassadors Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas; IWC Big Pilot Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Boutique Edition (Photo by Wolfgang Wilhelm for Daimler AG)



FROM TOP Since 1963 Rolex has been indelibly linked to the Daytona International Speedway, where the Rolex 24 at Daytona is held each year; Rolex testimonee Mark Webber; Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman dial


ROLEX AND DAYTONA Rolex and motorsport share a quest for split-second precision, continually pushing back mechanical limits. Rolex is a global part r a th official tim pi c of ormula hich i clu s title sponsorship of the season’s opening race in Australia. Sir alcolm amp ll as ari a ol h h s t i World Land Speed Records in the ’30s. Many of these took place at lori a’s a to a ach th irthplac of sp ’ ol has part r ith a to a t r atio al Sp a i th it Stat s si c th circuit op h r i Af ars lat r after the brand launched the Cosmograph, the iconic chronoraph for raci ri rs it a th am a to a to th ial ol is also official part r a official tim pi c of th A orl ura c hampio ship 





Sustainable practices are a key focus for Jaeger-LeCoultre as it celebrates its beautiful Vallée de Joux location and the legacy of chiming timepieces in this year’s releases

WHEN WWF SWITZERLAND reviewed the environmental impact of leading Swiss watch companies for a 2018 industry r port a r oultr ra fifth hi ich mo t roup ra s Schaffhaus Cartier, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin. ‘The watch and jewellery sector has made a si ifica t co tri utio to social prosp rit a economic growth in Switzerland and is an important representative of the country’s culture and history, with its pioneering spirit, precision and long-lasting tra itio ’ sa s r ia i a i li o a i l sustai a ilit ma a m t p rt a rit r of th atch a ll r port ’ for or its rol as o of S it rla ’s a ship i ustri s th positio of th S iss atch a ll r s ctor is o of r at r spo si ilit providing those within the sector the opportunity to consciously generate a positive impact on society, nature and the economy. his is ss tial if roa r lopm t o cti s li th Sustai a l lopm t oals ar to achi ’ h ich mo t Sustai a ilit port ’ tails pro r ss i this co t t urth rmor th roup’s ra sformatio al Strat lau ch last ar r cts its aspiratio for tt r Luxury’: improving the way luxury is created, in a more sustaina l a r spo si l a a h lpi to cr at a positi impact for the many different stakeholders in its value chain. During the past ar att tio has icat to r c t lopm ts i alt r ati s to a imal as l ath r i co fri l ta i proc ss s a i suppl chai s as o r c cl

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OPPOSITE Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication in white gold FROM LEFT Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar; Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer; Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication in rose gold

metallic materials. The Group sees sustainability as ‘an opportunity for innovation and product differentiation’. ‘Responsible sourcing is a very important aspect in the development of our new creations. Jaeger-LeCoultre is a c rtifi m m r of th spo si l ll r ou cil a c rtifi o of ractic s h a ufactur o l sourc s gold and diamonds from suppliers that are members, and only iamo s ith r sp ct to th im rl roc ss a i t r a tio al c rtificatio sch m is to cur th o of co ict diamonds, while protecting legitimate trade in rough diamonds),’ says Lionel Favre, Jaeger-LeCoultre product design director. ‘We also consider sustainable materials for our straps.’ REASONS TO BUY Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces are entirely produced in the Manufacture in Le Sentier, Switzerland. ‘We develop and produce our own movements. Our creations are reputed and some have become real icons, like the Reverso. We are well known and recognised for our timeless style, but also for our ability to innovate and create amazing high-complication timepieces such as the Gyrotourbillon 5 launched last year,’ says Favre. ‘It gives one personal satisfaction to know that the entirety of one’s watch is designed according to the state of the art. Each detail is worked in order to be perfect, even those that are not visible. This is part of the magic of mechanical watchmaking, and something we value at Jaeger-LeCoultre.’

With more than a thousand people and over 180 know-hows under the same roof, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Catherine Rénier is hard-pressed to say which style of decoration or which piece she loves most. ‘Our objective is to share the wealth of our expertise with a sense of modernity and creativity,’ she says. ‘We express that with our in-house calibres, our constant search for innovation, and the understated elegance of our designs. One of the new launches this year is the Master Control Memovox Timer, which features a new complication offering the possibility of setting th classic alarm as a cou t o alarm Also for th first tim a Memovox will feature an open caseback showcasing the hammer and gong of the calibre.’ The 2020 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control collection draws inspiration from the ’50s. ‘I think that watch design of the ’50s embodies a certain elegance and sophistication. During the 2000s and the 2010s, the demand for larger and thicker watches was substantial,’ says Favre. ‘Watch cases increased in size, sometimes maybe even a bit too much. In response, there is a return to a si that is mor r fi ith small r iam t rs ’ While the trend towards vintage pieces may be waning, Favre says a harmonious, well-proportioned design has a higher chance of remaining desirable over time. As Coco Chanel said, “La mode se démode, le style jamais.” (Fashion fades, only style remains).’ 

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LOUIS VUITTON STELLAR TIMES COLLECTION, SOLEIL Soleil is part of Stellar Times, the second high-jewellery collection designed by Francesca Amfitheatrof, artistic director of jewellery for Louis Vuitton. Featuring multiple squares of white diamonds and yellow sapphires to reflect the maison’s signature checkerboard pattern, the piece is masterfully worked to feel as soft and supple as a silk scarf. It can be worn as a choker or bib necklace, with or without the last two sapphires.

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Jaw-dropping designs with eye-watering price tags are a given for high-jewellery collections of this stature. What sets each one apart is the exceptional artistry of the master craftsmen, whose creativity perpetuates the legacy of the house WORDS DEBBIE HATHWAY





CARTIER (SUR)NATUREL The Cartier Gharial necklace and Panthère Tropicale wristwatch are from the Cartier (Sur)Natural high-jewellery collection, incorporating creations that reference their natural inspiration (water, flora and fauna) but retain only their spirit. The platinum necklace features octagonal emeralds with tapered, squareshaped and brilliant-cut diamonds. The yellow-gold wristwatch dazzles with aquamarines, blue tourmalines, coral, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds, and a quartz movement.

Chopard’s signature Haute Joaillerie collection encapsulates the virtuoso skills of the Maison’s ateliers. The Precious Lace collection is enriched with a new series of hoops in 18-carat white gold, titanium and precious stones.


DIOR GRAND BAL Dior’s Grand Bal Plume showcases the feather-making know-how specific to haute couture. The aventurine dial offers a glimpse of a precious petticoat with its gold, feather and precious stones. The Maison’s exclusive automatic movement features a patented oscillating weight placed on top of the dial that reproduces the swirl of a ballgown.






Fabergé’s Rococo Collection takes inspiration from the gold scrolls featured on the legendary 18th-century Rocaille Egg and celebrates the heritage, technical virtuosity and artistry of the house. Sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, set in 18-karat yellow gold, reflect Fabergé’s contemporary take on rococo style.

Emeralds, diamonds and sapphires captivate in these Céleste drop earrings from Louis Vuitton’s Stellar Times Collection. They are shaped to resemble the infinity symbol, and are adorned with two 6-carat opals.



Smothered in rubies and colourful diamonds, the Hibiscus Gold & Silver Flower Cuff Bracelet is part of a limited high-jewellery collection created in collaboration with the late Frédéric Zaavy, the Parisian jeweller who worked wonders with colour and craftsmanship.

After months of searching for the very best gemstones for this emerald high-jewellery collection, the Graff gemmologists created this architecturally beautiful Threads bracelet featuring emerald-cut Colombian emeralds (9.79cts) and custom-cut diamonds (12cts). The Graff ring showcases eight carats of emeralds and two carats of diamonds.




The Samsung QLED TV range has received universal praise for its innovative display quality, sound, design and numerous pioneering features. This year, however, with the 2020 QLED range, the innovation has taken a quantum leap forward






OU CAN NOW turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with immersive sound, endless detail, minimalist design and unrivalled technology. The 2020 QLED is Samsung’s most complete television, which is no surprise coming from the acclaimed, world-leading brand. ‘Our goal is to continue Samsung’s unparalleled legacy of providing leading TV viewing experiences by combining the advantages of our next-generation displays with AI technologies, immersive technologies and breathtaking sound quality – a personalised journey that turns a TV into a series of incredible adventures,’ says Nivash Ramsern, head of Visual Display at Samsung South Africa. Any great movie has an equally great trailer. Here are the highlights that showcase the greatest QLED 8K TV in show-stopping action:

Get ready for unrivalled 8K picture quality

Experience unmatched detail and brightness – your favourite content is delivered through the life-like clarity of 8K with 33 million pixels. You can now turn your favourite content into 8K quality with the Samsung Quantum Processor. And you’ll always have it, no matter the source quality of the original content.¹

Enjoy the first fully frameless design

See more of the picture without interruption. This, thanks to the frameless design that complements your home. You’ll love the 99 percent screen-to-body ratio that allows you to focus more on the picture without any distractions.

Make sound move

p ri c surrou sou that trac s mo m t a amplifi s th au itor p ri c ith Acti oic Amplifi r ou o ’t miss a single word when watching your favourite show, even with distracting noises. You will also appreciate Samsung’s Q-Symphony soundbars that are orchestrated in awe-inspiring harmony.

It’s time to be the star of the show

Smart s po r i allo ou to asil fi th content you love with personalised recommendations. It’s time to discover TV designed just for you. If you want to view content from your TV and your smartphone on the same screen, you can with MultiView. Whether it’s live stats for sports or cheat videos for games, you can connect your phone and dual-screen with ease. To make sure you’re always in control, the TV is powerfully integrated and simple to use. A ou ca fi our fa ourit co t t i o as to a i at menu as Samsung’s One Remote and Smart Hub offers you effortless access and control. The Samsung QLED will forever change your perception of what is possible. This is more than a TV; it’s an unparalleled visual and auditory adventure to enjoy from the comfort of your living room. Available in 4K or 8K and from 43-inch to 98-inch, the QLED s ri s as si to fit a spac a u t ¹ Viewing experience may vary according to types of content and format. QLED: Samsung QLED is Quantum dot-based TV ² Available on Q950TS and Q900TS 3


Retailers are free to vary their prices



Former F1 racing driver turned organic farmer Jody Scheckter returns to his roots for a demonstration run at the Italian F1 Grand Prix in September 2019

With Elon Musk’s ability to grab headlines, we sometimes forget there are other impressive South Africans who have risen to the top of the global automotive industry WORDS RICHARD WEBB


JODY SCHECKTER rom uil i his ault or i i raci car at a to lifti th troph as orl hampio Sch c t r has l a full a ari lif h ast o o or champio r tir from raci ust a ar aft r his orl champio ship i a mo to th S h r h start a hi hl succ ssful fir arms trai i compa ollo i th sal of this usi ss Sch c t r mo to ampshir la h r h ou ht th acr a rsto ar arm a t to pro uc th tasti st h althi st foo still f l or a ic is th st a to sur that ’ sa s Sch c t r o that h ma s licious mo ar lla a ic cr am from th uffalo s that r pr iousl pt o th farm Sch c t r has ’t uit l ft his automoti h rita hi thou h is farm is hom to th a ual ar st South a thr a f sti al of motor cars a music that rais s mo for hil r i a oth r chil r ’s chariti s also has a fa ulous coll ctio of his o raci cars throu h th a s i clu i th r rrari that h purchas from o rrari fr sh from his ictor



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SOUTH AFRICA HAS a history rich in high achievers – those who ha r fi impossi l ’ cha i hat ca ’t o im m iat l i to a or i pro r ss’ r th last f ars i m tra ls as a automoti lif st l rit r ha m t ma tal t South Africa s a roa h all sta out ut a f ha struc a chor ith m ot o l caus of th ir achi m ts ut also caus of th co tri utio th ’ ma to th ir fi l s of a our a th ir sh r t rmi atio to th st th ca


RORY BYRNE Acclaimed Pretoria-born engineer and car designer Rory Byrne developed an interest in motor sport at the University of the Witwatersrand, initially as a competitor, but soon he was putting his mathematical knowledge to use by designing racing cars. Like his famous Durban-born compatriot Gordon Murray, Byrne moved to England to pursue a career in racing-car design. A high profil a pit la cr i ilit rapi l l to i t rest from F1 teams and his later designs for Michael Schumach r’s tto a th t am th ir first win. By 1995, Byrne’s car had the constructor’s and driver’s titles in the bag. Retirement plans were binned when the call came from Ferrari to become their chief designer. By the end of the 2004, Byrne-designed Ferraris had secured 71 race victories, six consecutive constructor’s titl s a fi co s cuti ri r’s titl s for Michael Schumacher.


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Chief designer for

Ferrari, South African Rory Byrne

Germany’s Michael Schumacher races to victory, his first in F1, at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium in 1992 Sheldon van der Linde, racing in BMW Team RMB, was the first South African to compete in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series Van der Linde during the DTM qualifiers at Nürburgring, Germany, in September 2020

SHELDON VAN DER LINDE Motor sport was in Sheldon van der Linde’s blood even before he started racing karts at the age of six. He went on to win multiple national titles before making the inevitable transition to racing cars in 2014. I remember watching this talented lad in his Ferodo Junior Racing Team-entered Volkswagen Polo and knew right then he’d go far. He duly won the South Africa Polo Cup Championship that year in spectacular style. Rising through the ranks, he won a seat in the Audi TT Cup in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) support races in 2016. By campaigning ever-faster cars, the experience and recognition put him on the world stage. He returned to DTM in January 2019, racing for BMW Team RBM as the first South Africa ri r to comp t i th s ri s The Covid-19-interrupted 2020 season had a glorious ending for the South African. ‘By winning the race after being 14th on the grid is pretty unli a l ’ sai a r i first i is a dream come true for me.’



RIGHT Dr Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, elaborates on the Toyota Concept-i at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show


ESTHER MAHLANGU Esther Mahlangu is one of South Africa’s most famous living artists and considered a national treasure. Born in 1936, she has devoted her life to sharing her cultural heritage with the world through her vibrant, geometric and symmetrical abstract paintings and murals in the Ndebele tradition. Mahlangu has devoted much of her time teaching youngsters the techniques that were passed down from her mother and grandmother, all while maintaining a strong presence in the international contemporary art scene. commissio h ri as th first f mal artist to be involved in the BMW Art Car project. By painting the BMW 525i she has passed on her traditional means of expression to an object of contemporary technology. ‘I have added the idea of movement to my art,’ she says t fi ars lat r sh as o c a ai commissio th roup to r fi a S ri s that went on display at the Frieze Art Fair in London in 2016.


Esther Mahlangu’s traditional Ndebele art becomes a means of expression to transform contemporary technology The original BMW 525i Art Car was featured at the British Museum exhibit entitled ‘South Africa: the Art of a Nation’ and perfectly showcases Mahlangu’s contribution to art in South Africa



DR JOHAN VAN ZYL Challenging economic and trading environments have helped hone the skills of a generation of managers, engineers and marketers, and this stellar South African is a shining example. Since joining Toyota South Africa in 1993, he has been elevated to President and Chief cuti ffic r of oth th African and European Regions. Based in Brussels and Sandton, he has a passion for mobility and family. ‘Cities are applying zeroemissions zones, so we think about the future and ask how we’re going to ensure that we have an electrifi rsio of a mi i car for th s cities,’ he said. Responsive to this need, he recently announced the launch of Kinto, a new brand that forms part of Toyota’s global vision to evolve into a mobility company that provides joined-up transportationrelated services to people around the world. ‘The European market is a very competitive, dynamic market with a strong automotive industry, but my home will always be South Africa and I remain committed to the development of the industry in this country,’ he says. 

S O U T H FA C E V I L L A G E An established luxury real eastate investment – an EB-5 Visa to everything America has to offer

South Africans who aspire to “the American Dream” are able to achieve permanent residency via the EB-5 immigrant visa. The EB-5 visa allows eligible investors, their partner and children under the age of 21 a permanent green card residency in the United States through an investment of $900,000 or more. EB-5 offers dynamic flexibility for you and your family to live anywhere in the United States, and to own a business, work, study or simply retire. There are no employment or study requirements or restrictions. Choosing the right EB-5 regional centre and project is very important. SouthFace Village (SFV) is an EB-5 project which has obtained their exemplar approved status by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As a South African investor who is thousands of miles away from the project, you should feel comfortable in investing in a shovel-ready project that has received the USCIS approval stamp. The advantage of this status is that the majority of your I-526 petition is already approved. The USCIS has approved SFV’s business plan, the job creation estimates,

how the funds will be used etc. SFV is the 2nd phase of an already successful luxury home real estate development in Ludlow, Vermont, located adjacent to Okemo Mountain Resort. Okemo was voted one of the best family ski resorts in America in 2018, and was Ski Magazine’s 2019 Resort of the Year winner. The SFV luxury development includes trailside townhomes, lodge suites, mountain chalets and a private owners’ lodge with health club and amenities. SFV is designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as located in a rural Targeted Employment Area (TEA) qualifying it at the lower investment amount of $900,000. SFV is comprised of a team of successful business people and are estate developers. The executive team consists of Ted Rossi, Andrew Becker and Mike Brogan. Ted is the General Partner of SFV, and President of The Rosi Group. Ted has over 45 years of success in residential, commercial and industrial projects. Andrew Becker is legal counsel and an investor in SFV. Mike Brogan is Chief Financial Officer (CFO), internal auditor and an investor in

SFV who has decades of experience in real estate financing and accounting. Together, they manage a team of architects, green building professionals and real estate sales people. The purpose of the EB-5 visa programme is to promote job creation in the United States. Each investor must create a minimum of 10 jobs. SFV is seeking 25 investors therefore requiring a minimum of 250 construction jobs be created. According to its independent economist’s jobs report, it will yield 505 (versus 250 required). This amounts to almost 200% of the required minimum job creation. Vaneshree Moodley of VM Law is the South Africa representative for SFV and works with Grant Kaplan of Kaplan Law in the United States to assist South Africans with efficiently and transparently investing in and processing the SFV EB-5 immigration investment. Contact Vaneshree today at or call her on 081 722 6878. You can also visit the SouthFace Village website at for more information about this fantastic regional centre.



WHAT’S FOR DINNER? ASK THE (PRIVATE) CHEF… Once a luxury reserved for those with a Gulfstream in the hangar, private chefs are hitting the mainstream, taking their talents from the restaurant pass to your private home WORDS RICHARD HOLMES


IT’S CERTAINLY NOT hard to see the attraction of hiring a private chef for your next dinner party: restaurant-quality dining with someone else doing the hard yards in the kitchen. And with some still nervous about restaurant dining, small intimate gatherings outside on the verandah with your own personal chef is an appealing thought. ‘Hiring a private chef means you’re actually able to host your dinner party, instead of having to deal with the cooking, plating and clearing,’ says Samantha Morris, who started Johannesburg-based Private Chefs with fellow chef Juan Fourie in 2011. ‘You know the food is going to be spectacular, so you can relax and spend time with your guests.’ h it com s to choosi th m u i ilit is Private chefs typically have suggested menus on hand, but a ch f orth th ir salt ill i l ou h to a apt to the seasons, personal preferences and dietary requirements of their clients. ‘It’s really all about what you want,’ says Cape Townbased Neill Anthony, whose 13-part TV series Private Chef aired in 160 countries worldwide. ‘We usually offer a sevenor eight-course tasting menu, but if you simply want a cooked breakfast, we can do that too. Aside from enhancing the dining experience, going private is all about convenience. Whether it’s a dinner party



or weekend celebration, chefs take care of all the planning, purchasing and preparation. If you’re worried your kitchen’s not up to scratch, don’t be. An oven, water and workspace are usually all that’s needed, with any specialist equipment brought in. ‘We bring all the crockery and cutlery, as well as glassware if we’re doing a wine pairing,’ says Morris. ‘Most of the pr p is o off sit i our itch so it’s ust th fi ishi touches that take place in the client’s home.’ So with most of the laborious prep work done off-site, there’s rarely a need for clients to supply any specialist equipment. Other services bring more of the cooking experience into your home. Philippe Alamazani created Chef & Guests in 2018 as a platform for connecting food-loving clients with private chefs. Operating in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, the process is as simple as choosing a city, chef and menu. With Chefs & Guests the client’s own crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment are used, and more prepwork is done in the client’s home. ‘We really want the client to be able to interact more with the chef, to make it an authentic experience,” explains Alamazani. What about simply asking the chef from your favourite restaurant to whip up a dinner in your own kitchen? ri at ch ffi is tir l iff r t from th r staura t game,’ cautions Anthony. ‘As a private chef you really have to come out of your shell and be comfortable in front of people. You’re in someone’s private space, on a one-to-one


‘Hiring a private chef means you’re actually able to host your dinner party, instead of having to deal with the cooking, plating and clearing’ basis. So you have to be a highly professional chef that can deliver high-end cuisine, but at the same time you have to be personable. While chefs take care of just about everything, there’s one thing clients always forget. ‘Ice!’ says Anthony. ‘Clients never have enough ice, so make sure you’re well stocked.’ Apart from the ice, you can leave the rest of the ingredients to the professionals. Aside from saving time and stress, chefs have great networks for sourcing quality produce and precisely the right ingredients for the menu. As demand steps up heading into the festive season, it pays to book well in advance. ‘We have already seen demand growing this year,’ says Alamazani. ‘Even though lockdown has eased across South Africa, people still don’t feel comfortable going to a restaurant, but they still want a memorable food experience.' 

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Providing the personal touch; Private Chefs’ Samantha Morris and Juan Fourie; Chefs & Guests bring the culinary experience to your home; celebrity chef Neill Anthony






Botswana’s Nxai Pan is the focal point of what has been described as Africa’s longest land migration, and a chopper offers a bird’seye view of the African wilderness in a state of transition WORDS MARK EVELEIGH

JOEY HEALY TILTS the control stick

PAOLA PIVI, It’s not fair, 2013, 248 x 60 x 114 cm. At the Arken, Coppenhagen, Denmark.


and guides the helicopter low across the suburbs of Maun, the iconic town sitting right at the spot where desert meets delta. ‘That’s the Thamalakane River,’ he says as our shadow ripples across a sliver of barren sand that’s speckled, like the back of a puff adder, with just a few damp spots. ‘You’ve been in Botswana too long if you call that a river,’ I laugh. ‘It’s just slightly muddier than the dust around it!’ al ho hails from i fi it l o i r r la has i for Helicopter Horizons for the last few years and his enthusiasm for his new home is infectious: ‘Botswana is almost totall at so it’s o l from up here that you really get an idea of the incredible diversity of a country that manages to combine Africa’s secondlargest desert with the world’s biggest inland delta,’ he says. This is my second visit to Nxai a atio al ar h first tim I arrived dusty, hot and bush-battered after a three-week drive in a Land Rover Defender from Johannesburg. It was an unforgettable experience, but I realise now Healy is completely right. The chopper’s domed window offers the perfect vantage point over the windswept pans and acacia islands that often make land navigation here feel more like an ocean voyage than a journey through the heart of a landlocked country.



The rains are supposedly due any day now and we know that somewhere out on the plains around us, vast herds of zebras (numbering in the thousands) are in the throes of what has been described as the longest migration undertaken by any mammal on the African continent. According to research published by Cambridge University Press, the zebra’s ‘straight-line migration distance of 500km is greater than that covered by wildebeest during their well-known seasonal journey in the Serengeti ecosystem’. We are en route to Migration Expeditions, the camp that was established by African Bush Camps africa ushcamps com sp cificall to offer visitors an opportunity to experience this phenomenon. ’ hop to t our first si hting from the chopper, but for the mi ut s it ta s to from au to Nxai Pan the zebra herds remain elusive. We transfer into a Land Cruiser for the drive from the park’s main gate to the camp.


ABOVE AND RIGHT Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana is the site where travellers can view the longest land migration of zebra. The area transitions from dusty to verdant in a matter of days, depending on the rains – a bucket-list phenomenon

‘The drought has been unusually long but we’re hoping the rains are on their way,’ our guide and driver Kenneth Mungomba tells us. ‘It’s been especially tough for the elephants,’ he adds as he steers around an elephant carcass lying at the side of the track. It looks like the baggy grey suit of some multiple-XL nudist discarded by the wayside, but it’s a harsh reminder that life is tough here on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The last time I’d visited, at the end of the rains, Nxai Pan had been a verdant meadow and I’d watched wild dogs hunting on the fringe of seemingly endless herds of zebra, wildebeest, impala and springbok. Now Kenneth eases the Land Cruiser to a halt near a lone cheetah that’s gazing wistfully across the pan to h r a si l h r of ms o s ms to oat o a shimm ri mirage. A trip through Nxai Pan in the dry season is often more about the beauty and solitude of the African wilderness than it is about racking up sightings but I know that Africa has a way of surprising even the most experienced of wayfarers. Kenneth has worked for African Bush Camps almost since the company started 13 years ago and is one of the ace guides at Linyanti Expeditions (one of the 15 camps in the African Bush Camps stable). He and his colleagues from Linyanti have been working to set up Migration Expeditions, a mobile safari camp designed sp cificall to coi ci ith th rai s a th arri al of th ra herds at Nxai Pan. The camp offers the perfect combination of adventure, atmosphere and unadulterated luxury: nights under canvas here feature hot-water bucket showers, solar fans and comfortable four-poster beds. Despite the challenges of cooking in the bush,





delicious meals are served in the sumptuous dining tent. We sit out late, sipping Amarula, hypnotised by th ic ri am s of th ush t ll ’ a list i to th ista t roar of th resident lion pride. h t mor i ta a ri to th famous la mar o as ai s ao a s passi h r s of wildebeest, eland and elephant on the way. Soon we begin to see zebra herds numbering over a hundred, the a uar of th mi ratio a i ati their course across the plains. h ao a s ris li ul Africa s scrap rs out of th at pans, visible on the horizon about mi ut s for actuall r ach them. The desiccated landscape arou us s ms to oat o mira s a th s o hit surfac of th salt pa s l sa mor unrealistic appearance to the terrain. h camp staff ha o o ah a to set up a luxurious dining table under th sha of th sam ia t ao a s that explorer-artist Thomas Baines painted in 1862. In the intervening 160 years little has changed in the scene; even a three-course meal and a porta l coc tail ar o ot tract from th f li of spl i isolatio


ABOVE A group of migrating Burchell’s zebras pause for a drink

Once again, it occurs to me that, even today, travelling throu h th c tral ots a a il r ss is oft mor li a ocean voyage than an overland trip. As we drive onward, Kenneth st rs th a ruis r ith th shr u m t of a mast r mari r tac s a cours arou th of th hit crust salt pa s follo i th shor li a a oi i th hirli dervish mini-cyclones that dance between the ancient islands. The clouds that had been glowering on the horizon since we stopp for lu ch soo com pu ctuat ith li ht i a ithi a f mi ut s our our i s to f l mor li an ocean voyage. h promis rai s that ha so lo i comi r a ith a a c ust as th ras th oul th tim r tur to ai’s mai pa ar co ri u r at rproof po chos a th is ui i th a ruis r throu h a oo plai that i plac s is s ral f t pi at r coul ’t ha ish for a mor ramatic i si ht i to th Africa il r ss i a stat of tra sitio Within two days these plains will be covered with grazing ra a a tim of f asti ill o c a ai fall o ai a 

WHEN TO VISIT The dry season (April to October) is hot and dusty and the rainy season (November to March) is hot and wet. Tracks can become muddy and at times impassable. The benefit of travelling in this period, however, is that there are few other visitors in the park and you’re likely to have the vast herds of migrating zebra – and the predators that hunt them – all to yourself! For more information visit:




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Asking R10.95 million | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 2 garages

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Price on application | 5 bedrooms | 5½ bathrooms | 4 garages

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Asking R17.5 million | 5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 4 garages

Asking R4.995 million | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 3 garages

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Asking R3.95 million | 5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 2 garages

Asking R45 million | 5 bedrooms | 5½ bathrooms | 4 garages

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Asking R5.25 million | 6 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 4 garages

Asking R5.3 million | 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2 garages

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Price on application | 6 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms | 6 garages

From R27 million | 5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 5 garages

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Asking R12 million | 4 bedrooms | 4½ bathrooms | 3 garages

Asking R16.5 million | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 4 garages

Recently built, sophisticated timeless elegance. A stylish homestead built on ±4245m² is a statement in style, overlooking rolling terraced lawns, tall well established trees and skyline views of Sandton City. Open plan reception areas, lounge, dining room and family room with gas fireplace flow to a large covered patio and pool. The character well fitted farmhouse style kitchen is inviting, with a range cooker, renaissance tiles and Caesarstone tops. Separate laundry and scullery. The guest bedroom en-suite is downstairs and there are 2 private studies. Upstairs 3 en-suite bedrooms, master suite with large fitted dressing area and open balcony. Cozy pyjama lounge. Triple garage with direct access and staff cottage. Eco friendly, borehole and heat pumps. Permission to sub divide. Kass Bunkell 082 565 8658 Web ref: 4052875

Inspired by the ultra-modern and designed for life. Understated yet opulent there’s a thoughtful, sensitive and careful consideration that’s gone into the creation and design of this incredible home. The inviting gardens (1868m²) envelop the home creating the perfect setting for easy family living and is an oasis for the kids. From its very design outset, quality and fastidious detail was demanded, executed and combined with generous double-volume spaces that just create the right balance. Offering 4 bedrooms suites, 4 recreation rooms, gym, jacuzzi, pool, patio, 4 garages, staff acc and more. Wayne Brownhill 078 023 5462 Web ref: 4000959 To view these properties visit


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