iJusi is an experimental magazine self-published by Garth Walker from his Durban-based graphic design studio. Every year, the magazine invites creatives to submit work that relates to a specific theme. After the passing of Nelson Mandela in December 2013, the magazine invited creatives to submit work that celebrates the life of Madiba, the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
During Apartheid, opposition leaders such as Nelson Mandela would often shout, “Amandla” (power) to rally crowds, after which the crowd would answer, “Awethu” (to us). Amandla Awethu became an anti-Apartheid phrase meaning “power to the people”.
‘Hamba kahle tata Madiba’ translates to goodbye/go gently father Madiba – Nelson Mandela is often referred to as the father of the post-apartheid South Africa.