GQ South Africa is celebrating its first-ever “Men of the Year” awards with three spectacular covers, featuring men who have shaped the cultural landscape and have been the most intelligent and inspirational people of the year.

The award was held in partnership with Hennessy on Sunday night at The Houghton Hotel, with the aim of celebrating people who have made a significant impression in their various fields of expertise. The event was also about celebrating GQ’s 20 years in South Africa.

Check out this year’s cover stars below:

Nasty C – Musician of the Year

John Kani – Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award

Tristan Du Plessis – Designer of the Year

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