The only con­stant IS CHANGE

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

Mid-year al­ready. Can you be­lieve it? This time of the year usu­ally comes with a lovely rhythm to the days and weeks. It’s a com­fort­ing time for con­tem­pla­tion, es­pe­cially now with the colder weather, when re­places and red wine beckon.

But we know that pre­dictabil­ity is a thing of the past. Nowa­days we can only ex­pect change. What we hadn’t an­tic­i­pated is that the rate of change would keep in­creas­ing at the pace it cur­rently is. How many of you are hooked to your de­vices fol­low­ing break­ing news? et, it’s still di cult to keep up with cur­rent events. As with hem­lines, the cor­rect and fash­ion­able height of heels, and weather pat­terns. There is lit­tle time for thought­ful re ec­tion, and cer­tainly not enough time to with­draw from it all.

It’s with that thought in mind that I en­cour­age you all to take some metime with this edi­tion of Marie Claire. Turn o your de­vices. our your­self a glass of wine, or make a cup of tea. We’ve cu­rated a cap­ti­vat­ing col­lec­tion of sto­ries for you to en­joy.

Our spe­cial Naked Is­sue is ded­i­cated to mak­ing a di er­ence, and to en­cour­age ev­ery­one to be­come ac­tive cit­i­zens. I have been so moved by all our celebri­ties who are com­mit­ted to par­tic­i­pat­ing in so­cial change. In July, the month dur­ing which we com­mem­o­rate for­mer pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela, we are re­minded how im­por­tant it is for ev­ery sin­gle one of us to con­trib­ute to our com­mu­ni­tites and so­ci­ety.

I hope that you will be as in­spired by the project (page 35) as I have been. And that you will agree too, that Niq­uita Bento’s pho­tog­ra­phy is beau­ti­ful. She’s cap­tured the celebri­ties so taste­fully; each im­age por­tray­ing their in­di­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ties with in­tegrity and warmth.

And while we’re on the sub­ject of change, this is my last is­sue as the ed­i­tor of Marie Claire. I have de­cided to move on to new chal­lenges. It’s been an hon­our and a priv­i­lege work­ing with a mar­vel­lous team of tal­ented jour­nal­ists and cre­atives, putting to­gether the monthly printed edi­tion of the magazine, and keep­ing our dig­i­tal plat­forms as ex­cit­ing and rel­e­vant as they are.

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