South Africa

Music

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
7.19.17
Culture

empowering young girls through skateboarding in south africa

Meet Kelly Murray, the South African skateboarder who’s building a community of female skaters and inspiring more girls to get on board.
Tish Weinstock
1.18.17
Music

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
10.7.16
News

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
8.30.16
Photography

capturing the new faces of south african activism

In his latest series, photographer Imraan Christian captures Generation Z’s fight against colonialism.
Courtney DeWitt
7.26.16
Music

​little simz goes global with south african student protest video and world tour

The new video for King Simbi’s Gratitude documents the powerful call for change in South Africa and worldwide.
Francesca Dunn
12.3.15
politics

on the streets amongst south africa's student protestors

Photographer Imraan Christian documents South Africa's "born free” generation's uprising, witnessing white police using water canons, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse peaceful black protestors in Capetown.
Courtney DeWitt
10.28.15
News

oath studio reimagines 90s south african township culture

Rich Mnisi's emerging label shines a light on the height of South African androgyny.
Courtney DeWitt
10.7.15
Fashion

lukhanyo mdingi and the changing world of south african fashion

Lukhanyo Mdingi sounds off on his super surreal lookbooks and why his country's creatives are ready to take the industry by storm.
Emily Manning
8.7.15
Music

i-DJ: muzi

Press play on this rambunctious 60 minutes of fire direct from South Africa.
i-D Staff
7.29.15
Fashion

​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
6.24.15
Music

​south african superstar black coffee shares the tracks that changed his life

Black Coffee is the biggest DJ in South Africa, and these are the records that got him there.
James Hutchins
5.20.15