Tyla is on a mission to become South Africa’s biggest popstar
By putting a pop spin on the deep house sounds of amapiano, 19-year-old Tyla is taking the genre international with her debut single ‘Getting Late’.
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.
rich mnisi questions outdated notions of masculinity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.
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.
what is life like for a young, queer artist in south africa?
As we present our new documentary with Mykki Blanco, exploring South Africa’s creative, LGBTQI scene, get to know one of Johannesburg’s game-changing queer artists, Umlilo.
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.
capturing pantsulas, south africa’s vibrant street dancers decked out in dickies
Pantsula — an ecstatic dance form that interfaces with American music and Apartheid struggle — has developed in South African townships for over 50 years.
photographer andile buka on unlearning everything you’re taught as a man
The Johannesburg local tells us why male photographers need to listen to women.
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.
video premiere: branko, 'let me go'
Joyride under the blue skies of Johannesburg as you learn some of the world's greatest dance moves.
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?
worn in: the johannesburg subculture that burns sneakers
For the first in our "Worn In" series, we travel to downtown Johannesburg, where for the Skhothanes, life is all about looking good and making money. As rival groups the Casa Novas and the Pro Italian Takers take it outside to the streets of Tembisa...