WANTED’s April issue is available tomorrow to subscribers of Business Day only. Editor ALEXANDER PARKER shares his favourites from the issue.
Two Wanted staffers spent a week in France this month. Our contributing fashion ed Jenny Andrew attended Paris Fashion Week to make sure we’ve got our fingers on the pulse — you can see her report on page 38. Separately, I spent two days revisiting old haunts in Paris, which really was a treat. I know the city well, and can report that it is almost entirely unchanged from when I lived there 15 or so years ago. The exhibitions are unmissable and the waiters are rude. It was wonderful to be back.
I moved on to Marseilles, where I drove the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a car of such quality I really think that in time it will drag the entire segment upwards with it. See page 46.
I was fascinated by Alexander Matthews’s interview with Mmusi Maimane (on page 28). I asked Matthews to be as critical as possible about the Gauteng premiership hopeful and to really find out if there’s substance under the man’s style, and whether there is any truth to the usual accusations thrown at him. Matthews doesn’t miss much, so I think Maimane comes out of it looking quite good.
Once again Gary Cotterell has worked wonders with a fashion editorial of office-proof sporting attire. That’s on page 30.
It was chilly in Paris but the daffodils were out, which made me realise that by the time this is inserted into Business Day we’ll be officially in autumn. Time, perhaps, to contemplate a break, I think — and why not try South America? The coming months will no doubt be increasingly dominated by the Soccer World Cup, so this month I asked our Brazilian contributor, Jonathan Cane, to put together a Wanted guide to the locations central to the competition. If you are travelling to watch some soccer, or just to enjoy the atmosphere, Wanted’s got you covered. See page 20.