STREET PHOTOGRAPHER TOKA HLONGWANE’S REFLECTIONS ON ANALOGUE VS DIGITAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

Image by Joseph Lali Mofokeng

It is 1988; South Africa is on the verge of an indispensable political civil war that would claim more lives in seven years than Apartheid did in its forty years of existence. The world is sending their best media practitioners to the heart of the action so they can binge watch as the drama unfolds. In Thokoza (an anaemic township on the east of Johannesburg with the highest death toll of any township during the officially reported four years of unrest –1990-1994) violence was erupting amongst other political anxieties…

This absorbing commentary, by Toka Hlongwane, was first published in partnership with Let’s Be Brief in October 2018. .