South Africa

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
Fashion

the south african modeling 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
7.13.17
Photography

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.
Emily Manning
1.31.17
Culture

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.
Wendy Syfret
12.5.16