South Africa

straight ups

the best looks from afropunk johannesburg, straight up

See the South African city show off the sartorial juice it's so well known for.
Amira Rasool
1.7.19
Music

this is queer south africa

FAKA and friends celebrate identity and queer spaces in South African club culture.
Frankie Dunn
1.7.19
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 futurewise 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
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
11.14.17
Culture

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
11.2.17
Culture

'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
South Africa

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 Johannesburg — exploring the queer scene they have carved out for themselves in South Africa’s biggest city.
Sophie Wilkinson
10.3.17
Culture

‘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
8.16.17
Photography

these pastel photographs of beach debris are scarily pretty

Artist Thirza Schaap is raising awareness for ocean conservation with her deceptively beautiful series 'Plastic Ocean.'
Alice Newell-Hanson
7.18.17
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