We are a unified identity - Ali Rastroo, Iran

South Africa

Welcome to the project page of South Africa, where new aspiring artists, street artists, educators and professional cartoonists come together – representing common wishes for the future!

How to join the project

Sketch your idea on a piece of paper and take a photo of your sketch or sketch it digitally. Upload the (photo of your) sketch to The Next Movement project page via the button below.

Upload your sketch

This project is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa in collaboration with the City of Joburg.

Mural Contest in Johannesburg!

Citizens of South Africa,

We invite you all to share your vision, ideas and hopes about the future we need.
Would you like to see your idea about the future in a professional cartoon or even a mural in the city of Joburg?

  1. Do you think there are things that need to change? Sketch your ideas, hopes or vision about how you would like your future to look.
  2. Upload your sketch here at the South Africa project page. This can be a picture of a hardcopy sketch, or attach a digitally created one. Don’t forget to add your description which will inspire the cartoonists.
  3. All done! Your sketch is now visible to inspire professional cartoonists around the globe. We will let you know as soon as your sketch gets turned into a cartoon.

One of the sketches that’s turned into a cartoon will be chosen to become a mural in the city of Joburg. On the 11th of November the mural will be revealed to the world by the world famous South African cartoonist Zapiro together with the street artist Ras Silas Motse, who will create the mural!

All the sketches that we get send in will forever be credited to you whenever your sketch -> cartoon gets chosen for an exhibition or publication somewhere across the world.

Ready to share your voice?! Start sketching!

* Do you feel like sharing your sketch on social media?
Make sure to tag @thenextmovement_global and use the hashtags #cocreatemycity2021 and #cartooningthefuture

Ideas of youth across South Africa

Scroll down to see the voice of youth across South Africa. Their ideas and sketches together with the professional cartoons created by human rights cartoonists from around the world. There are more sketches and cartoons to come, so make sure to stay tuned!

Nov 11th - Unveiling of the Mural and dialogue in Joburg

Save the date! On Thursday the 11th of November the mural in Joburg will be unveiled by the world known cartoonist Zapiro, as a part of the #cocreateMYCITY event.

The mural is co-created with the street artist Ras Silas Motse, professional cartoonists from around the globe – to represent the voice of the future generations.

We’ll talk about the power of cartoons, the messages that need to be heard from the next generations and the themes represented in the mural.

These exciting dialogues will be held with other honoured guests such as award-winning Dutch cartoonist and editor-in-chief of Cartoon Movement Tjeerd Royaards, members of the Embassy, the City of Joburg and hopefully you!

Joining the project with your organisation?

Would you like to use a hard copy form to hand out at your organisation, school, business or university? You can download it via the button below.

Download handout

Meet our team

Meet our wonderful and talented South Africa Team!

We work together with artists, educators and youth professionals. Check out local street artist Ras Silas Motse, professional cartoonist Emanuele Del Rosso and the world famous cartoonist Zapiro. We are so excited and grateful to be working with Joburg Inner City Partnership (JICP), The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and DownTown Music Hub.

Our team