thebe magugu is the lvmh prize finalist prioritising the study of african history

As he's announced as one of eight nominees of this year's LVMH Prize, South African designer Thebe Magugu discusses the importance of celebrating the untold possibilities of African design.
Amira Rasool

rich mnisi questions outdated notions of masculinity

As the Soweto-born, Johannesburg city-based fashion designer shares his latest whimsical campaign, we discuss how his work explores his own queer identity alongside the past, present and future of South Africa.
Steve Salter

the a-z of south african music by faka

Stars of i-D’s new Mykki Blanco documentary, FAKA are musicians, performance artists, and activists who are helping to re-shape South African culture and identity. We got their unique insight into the essential elements of their nation’s music.
Francesca Dunn

little dragon explore queer south africa in their new video

Directed by Kristin Lee Moolman and styled by Ib Kamara, Strobe Light is a pastel-hued celebration of creating your own universe and expressing yourself to the full.
Frankie Dunn
think piece

photographer andile buka on unlearning everything you’re taught as a man

The Johannesburg local on why male photographers need to listen to women.
Wendy Syfret

zandile tisani’s johannesburg is an electric city and a haven for black artists

Across her short films and upcoming web series, Zandile is looking at evolving African identity, the echo of gentrification and how the rest of the world got South African street style all wrong.
Wendy Syfret

video premiere: branko, let me go

Joyride under the blue skies of Johannesburg as you learn some of the world's greatest dance moves.
Francesca Dunn

​dissecting the backlash against the skhothane

South Africa’s Skhothane are obsessed with consumption and designer goods, how is this different from every other subculture?
Matthew Whitehouse

worn in - tembisa, johannesburg

For the first in our Worn In series, we travel to downtown Johannesburg, where for the Skhothane, life is all about looking good and making money. As The Casa Novas and The Pro Italian Takers take it outside to the streets of Tembisa, director Pieter...
i-D Staff