South Africa

Photography

alice mann's magical photos of south africa's young majorettes

'Drummies' chronicles an aspirational world where young women can cast off stereotypes and create a positive space for themselves.
Sarah Moroz
9.25.18
the earthwise issue

kristin-lee moolman and ibrahim kamara's supersonic youth

For i-D's Earthwise Issue, Kristin-Lee Moolman and Ibrahim Kamara collaborate on an epic celebration of South Africa, inspired by a dancer named Alonzo. Jump in.
i-D Staff
9.4.18
Culture

exploring queer masculinity in south africa

We spoke to members of the LGBTQ community in Cape Town about the challenges they still have to face and what advice they’d give someone who’s struggling to find themselves.
Juule Kay
6.21.18
Culture

this is the most important lgbt film you will see in 2018

The Wound is a powerful South African story that explores sexuality, class, race, and ritualism.
Hattie Collins
5.5.18
Music

meet the key players in cape town’s hip-hop scene

South African photographer Imraan Christian turns his lens on local musicians.
Russell Dean Stone
1.16.18
Beauty

jessica madavo’s striking portraits of black schoolgirls with natural hair

“Afro Project” is an optimistic response to the discrimination faced by South African schoolgirls with natural hair.
Hannah Ongley
11.15.17
screen

toya delazy is the newest powerpuff girl and a real-life pop princess

The South African musician discusses her forthcoming album and her role as Bliss, the fourth Powerpuff Girl.
Amira Rasool
11.3.17
screen

'the foxy five' is a radical web series about intersectional feminism

Filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman is challenging black female stereotypes, with a 70s twist.
Amira Rasool
10.19.17
straight ups

this is cape town, straight up

We meet six creatives as they elaborate on what it's like growing up in South Africa.
Mattia Ruffolo
10.9.17
Music

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
10.6.17
Film

out of this world: i-D meets mykki blanco

Hosted by musician Mykki Blanco, Out of This World meets a diverse group of performers and creators in Jo’burg -- exploring the queer scene they have carved out for themselves in South Africa’s biggest city.
Sophie Wilkinson
10.4.17
screen

‘the wound’ is a queer coming-of-age film set in rural south africa

John Trengove's haunting narrative feature explores repressed sexuality within a secretive Xhosa rite of passage.
Hannah Ongley
8.17.17