South Africa


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

the south african modelling agency responding to the real world with a non-binary board

'There's nothing groundbreaking about a campaign starring a female model who's a little androgynous, or an editorial with a straight guy wearing a skirt. Book a real genderqueer person. Use what's real.'
Isabelle Hellyer
South Africa

k-$: music to…paati to

When the DJ says “let’s patti” she’s not only talking about getting loose, but also referencing how her music intersects with her South African heritage.
i-D Staff

empowering young girls through skateboarding in south africa

Meet Kelly Murray, the South African skateboarder behind Skateistan, who’s building a community of female skaters and inspiring more girls to get on board.
Tish Weinstock
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

discover south africa’s disruptive, inspiring black punk scene

'We are using our talents to send new messages as to how we feel. Pay attention to what the young people are doing,' says one Soweto local in the short documentary Black Black Metal.
Hannah Ongley

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

black south african schoolgirls are protesting their right to wear natural hair

Girls as young as 13 have been forced to straighten or cut their natural afros, sparking protests and a petition that has gathered nearly 20,000 signatures.
Hannah Ongley

portraits of the new faces of south african activism

In his latest series, photographer Imraan Christian captures Generation Z’s fight against colonialism.
Courtney DeWitt
music interviews

dope saint jude is the patron of south africa’s intersectional hip hop scene

Premiering her debut EP on i-D, we talk to the future star about using music to reimagine a new world.
Wendy Syfret
ones to watch

ones to watch cape town: part two

In the second part of our series on Cape Town’s bright young things, we meet more creatives defining the city’s sound, style and vibe.
i-D Staff
ones to watch

ones to watch cape town: part one

In 2016 Cape Town is proving to be one of the most exciting arts and culture destinations on the planet. Driven by a new wave making their own mark and catching global attention, they’re exploring what it means to be young in Africa today. i-D caught...
i-D Staff