To celebrate a decade of self-rule, we caught up with icons who personify the spirit of independence. In this instalment, surf icon Steph Gilmore talks about finding peace of mind in the simple things in life – with or without relying on others.
South Africa is still reeling from decades of divisive rule. In Soweto, the township-turned-city that first triggered the fight for civil rights, a new counter-culture is burning. It’s raw. It’s punk. It doesn’t give a fuck. And it’s writing its own history.
Royal Trux struck gold when a major label offered them a million dollars and full creative control. But as maverick outsiders, the band proved too eclectic for mainstream tastes. Now, 15 years after breaking up, they’re ready to admit that some journeys never end.
To celebrate a decade of self-rule, we caught up with icons who personify the spirit of independence. To kick off the series, countercultural figure Shepard Fairey shares the key to balancing commerical pressures with DIY values.
Ketty Nivyabandi was a little-known Burundian poet until she led a dangerous protest against her country's president. But becoming an unlikely leader meant having to flee for her life. Now she's campaigning from afar.