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In 2014, South Africa entered its twenty years of democracy, this moment came with the recent death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the birth of the Economic Freedom Front and the National Elections.

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In the advent of The Rainbow Nation, three photographers travelled 24,000 kilometres over seven months through South Africa in a motorhome to feel the pulse of the country.

Sipho Mpongo, focused on the Born Frees, the first generation growing up out of apartheid rule. Asking, will they allow themselves to be defined by the scars of apartheid, or will they embrace freedom, choice and opportunity?

© Sipho Mpongo
© Sipho Mpongo
© Sipho Mpongo
© Sipho Mpongo
© Sipho Mpongo
© Sipho Mpongo

Wikus de Wet, investigated the cultural, historical and commercial value of land and the relationship it has to the people who inhabit the space.

© Wikus de Wet
© Wikus de Wet
© Wikus de Wet
© Wikus de Wet
© Wikus de Wet
© Wikus de Wet

Sean Metelerkamp, explored idiosyncrasies highlighting the absurdity of life in this magnificently puzzled country – capturing an unwilling moment, an unwarranted time and an unforgiving historical present.

© Sean Metelerkamp
© Sean Metelerkamp
© Sean Metelerkamp
© Sean Metelerkamp
© Sean Metelerkamp
© Sean Metelerkamp

This photographic exhibition is the result of the photographer’s search for the country’s pulse, the search for the new South Africa. The exhibition which takes place at Commune 1, 64 Wale Street, Cape Town, opens on 18 August 2015 at 18:00 and will run until the 3rd of September. Entrance is free.

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For more to do in the Mother City, see: Josie’s Borains Cape Town.

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