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Mapshot: Hold the Phone

For once, toward the end of the year, our editor-at-large MAPS MAPONYANE actually got to spend most of his time in South Africa. He was still busy though…

CAPTAIN MAPS
WHERE The Galleria, Sandton District, Cape Town
WHEN 18 November
On co-pilot duty with the formidable Leanne Manas, hosting the annual Civil Aviation Industry Awards.

MADIBA’S CALL TO ACTION


WHERE Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100, FNB Stadium
WHEN 2 December
Had to capture this powerful visuals reflecting Nelson Mandela’s call to action of being the generation to eradicate poverty and ensure a better life for all at the #Mandela100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg.

HANGING WITH PHARRELL


WHERE Adidas store, Sandton City, Johannesburg
WHEN 1 December
An enlightening conversation with Pharrell Williams during an exclusive Adidas meet-and-greet for 10 lucky winners. It coincided with the release of his new adidas Crazy BYW LVL X by Pharrell basketball shoes here in SA.

DECONSTRUCTED


WHERE Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank
WHEN 29 November
One of my favourite sculptures by Blessing Ngobeni, one of the leading figures in contemporary South African art. This was at his latest art exhibition that runs until 15 January at the Everard Read Gallery in Rosebank.

SUNDOWNERS ON THE VAAL


WHERE The Vaal Dam
WHEN 25 November
I was enjoying the sunset with some friends on the pier at the Vaal Dam in the Free State. Had to capture the moment.

STYLING
WHERE Sandton City, Johannesburg
WHEN 18 November
On stage hosting the prestigious 2018 SA Style Awards at Sandton City’s Diamond Walk with the incredible Taryn Louch.

CHAMPAGNE & LIGHTS


WHERE Silo District, Cape Town
WHEN 29 November
The beautifully clad SA Youth Choir during their performance at the annual Moët & Chandon Golden Tree lighting ceremony at the Waterfront’s Silo District.

OUTSIDE THE RING


WHERE Sandton City, Johannesburg
WHEN 24 November
Michael B. Jordan, star of Creed II, was in South Africa for his new movie’s premiere. His fans were there in their legions and I got to interview him.

FORE!


WHERE Killarney Golf Club, Johannesburg.
WHEN 25 November
I’ve been playing golf since I was a youngster – I love the sport – but I just don’t that much time to play any more. When I do though, I grab the opportunity.

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