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Neo Afro-Culturists

Posted by Flux on 

5 July 2021

  • What: This tribe is made up of South African millennials who are embracing aspects of their culture by merging traditional attire and accessories with modern wear. This is creating opportunities for the cultural entrepreneurs. They aim to strike a balance between traditional beliefs and cultural identity and their place in modern, connected society.  
  • Where: 
    • Case studies: Emerging brand iFele has remodelled the ‘imbadada’ traditional amaZulu sandal to appeal to the cosmopolitan man, while Thandeka Ntuli has reinterpreted the high heel by adding decorative amaNdebele beading.   
  • Tribe Leader/Influencers: Amanda Black AND Trevor Stuurman
  • Kin Tribe: Africa: Local Influence Tribes
  • Industry: Tourism and Hospitality, Retail and Marketing, Food and Beverage, Media and Entertainment, Fashion and Beauty

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Image credit: Nadina Granville 

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