South African Rand (ZAR)
Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
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.