Here at MC, we’re always inspired by the creativity of South African women – so much so that we decided to get really artistic when it came to our June cover. And while we’re in the spirit of celebrating all things inspiring, we’ve rounded up our favourite African creatives in a handy A to Z list.

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Our June cover, featuring actress Terry Pheto and illustrator, Karabo Poppy

A

Athi-Patra Ruga, artist

B

Buhle Ngaba, writer

🦄

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C

Cole Ndelu, visual artist

D

Daniel Obasi, photographer and art director

E

El Anatsui, artist

F

Frances Goodman, artist

G

Gert-Johan Coetzee, fashion designer

H

Henriette Botha, jewellery designer

UPCYCLE ❤ available online

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I

Ibaaku, producer

J

Justine Mahoney, sculptor

K

Karabo Poppy, artist

L

Laduma Ngxokolo, fashion designer

M

Maggie de Vos, illustrator

N

Nosipho Dumisa, director

O

Osborne Macharia, visual artist and photographer

P

Palesa Mokubung, fashion designer

Q

Queezy, creative

GODS PLAN! Photo:@sarah_hugo_hamman @artafrica_mag

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R

Ruth Ossai, photographer and art director

S

Sydelle Willow Smith, photographer, documenter

T

Trevor Stuurman, photographer

WE ARE THE PEOPLE. | #TeleportingIntoAfrica

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U

Ulrich Knoblauch, photographer

V

Victor Dlamini, photographer

Portrait of the photographer made by my dear brother Saki Zamxaka

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W

Wavy The Creator, musician

X

Xanelé Puren, designer

Working on something fun! 😄 #sneakpeek #wip #animation 💕🙌✨

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Y

Yoliswa Mqoco, stylist

B I R T H D A Y G I R L . 💫 ( happy on the inside I swear 🤞🏾😅)

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Z

Zanele Muholi, artist

Feeling inspired? Grab a copy of the June issue of Marie Claire, featuring actor Terry Pheto and the work of illustrator Karabo Poppy on the cover. Inside the issue, we celebrate the best of denim and design.