• Currency

    South African Rand (ZAR)

  • Language(s)

    Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

  • Location

    -26.20410, 28.04731

  • Weather


Following in the footsteps of one of its most renowned residents Afropop pioneer, civil rights activist and wife to Kwame Ture, Miriam Makeba - also known as Mama Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa moves to the syncopated beat of its own drum.

Its neighbourhood of Soweto, once home to Nelson Mandela,  is now the stomping ground for a bubbling skate scene and serves as a home base for the Skate Society Soweto collective, an organisation created to ensure young black men in the country have a visible point of entry to the sport. A breeding ground for creativity across various mediums and home to 2019 LVMH prize-winning fashion designer Thebe Magugu this formidable city offers much and asks for little in return.