Sthandiwe Kgoroge.
Sthandiwe Kgoroge.
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Essential grooming products?

Uso and Skin Creamery. Proudly South African products that smell divine and are good on my skin, because they understand our climate. Le Labo Santal 33 is my signature scent.

Essential tech?

My LG Wing cellphone. It’s a mini laptop in my pocket. I do everything on this small miracle.

What is the single most sentimental and important object to you?

A portrait of my late parents.

Tea or coffee?

When I was young, my parents would drink coffee and we weren’t allowed to. So I swore to myself that when I grew up I’d brew my own. The smell of good coffee in the house makes me feel good.

Your favourite place to eat out?

I love discovering new, hidden gems but Covid-19 has made me less of a restaurant hopper. I love the vibe of Gemelli and Signature, and The Service Station always has the best vegetarian options.

What item in your wardrobe signifies your style?

My vintage, gold-detailed cape. It’s always a standout piece. I love beautiful vintage — they sure don’t make them like that anymore!

*Apartment Eau de Parfum.
*Apartment Eau de Parfum.
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What was the last object that you picked up on a shopping expedition that you instantly fell in love with?

Apartment perfume. I love the packaging and the quirky titles on the bottles, and I absolutely love the scent.

A watch brand that you love?

My father worked for the LWF (Lutheran World Federation) in Geneva and he got me some of the most beautiful Swatch watches. But my phone has spoilt me too.

Kwadukuza.
Kwadukuza.
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The last place you travelled to that captured your heart and why?

KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal. It has King Shaka’s grave and the Chief Albert Luthuli Museum is around the corner in Groutville. Maphumulo is 40km away, with the best scenic views and hiking trails. I love that part of KZN.

Currently reading?

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi and They Called You Dambudzo by Flora Veit-Wild. I’ve been obsessed with writer Dambudzo Marechera since varsity 

 From the July edition of Wanted, 2021.

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