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“Tony Gum tackles self-identity in a way that reclaims the black female body in a proud, often retro African aesthetic.” – DESTINY Deputy Editor Sheena Adams

DESTINY hosted the #DestinyCoverReveal event on Sunday 22nd May to reveal a first for the brand – a youth-inspired issue featuring self-portraitist and queen-of-new-school-cool, Tony Gum. The event was held at the striking Art It Is gallery in Parkview, where guests mingled over drinks and canapés supplied by French Corner and were spoilt with gifts and vouchers sponsored by Uber, Miglio, Lux (Unilever), Mercedes-Benz, Convoy Shops, Diageo and MAC Cosmetics. Guests were also serenaded by the sweet sounds of up-and-coming artist, Philile. Among the guests were Tony Gum herself, Ndalo Media Founder & CEO Khanyi Dhlomo, Co-owner of record label Vth Season Ninel Musson, songstress Berita, PR guru and artist manager Lerato Sengadi, DESTINY’s Fashion team including Mpumi Sinxoto and Asanda Sizani, and Founder of The Art Talks Kholisa Thomas. From being featured in both Vogue USA and UK, to being the official face of the 2015 FNB Joburg Art Fair and a speaker at this year’s Design Indaba, Gum is officially a household name among art, style and fashion-lovers. Get your copy today to discover what it really means to be a millennial and how to use one’s youthful energy and intelligence to define one’s destiny!


Another first for us is the Beautiful & Powerful at Any Age feature in which we focus on four young women of Blackboard Africa. These four young ladies show what #BlackGirlMagic means as they share their opinions, embrace their identity and culture and reveal how they will create the change that will drive the continent forward. In the Young Business Minds article, Teens In Vogue, we feature a diplomat-in-training, an education activist and a supporter of 600 mothers in need, women who are re-defining what it means to be change-agents.

Other noteworthy features include:

  • Good Schools Report: It’s that time of year again when we feature The Good Schools Report. Together with sponsors, Old Mutual, we have once more compiled the most referenced listing of the best public and private schools in the country.
  • Powerhouse: Yolanda Miya is Deutsche Bank’s Head of Public Sector and BEE Financing and the only black female board member. Find out how she’s managed to stay on top of her game in addition to being a doting mother to a three-year-old and a five-year-old.
  • Downtime: We feature musician-extraordinaire Thandiswa Mazwai who still upholds the voice of the youth as she celebrates 21 successful years in the music industry. 

For these articles and more, get your June 2015 issue of DESTINY now on shelf. In support of #YouthMonth and the DESTINY Helpline for Youth and Students (Toll-free 0800 41 42 43), help us #SellOutTheDestinyJuneIssue!












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