21 Icons is a local series that honours people who are making the world a better one piece at a time. Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s legacy, the project seeks out those citizens in South Africa who are carrying positive change forward in their own way.

Season 3 of 21 Icons marks a celebration of a new generation. Tipping hats to young artists, influencers and leaders who are on course to becoming future icons, building legacies in the process.

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The first young creative in the spotlight is Athi-Patra Ruga. Athi is an internationally acclaimed performance artist who hopes to inspire conversations about politics, social issues, ideologies. In 2003, Athi founded the Athi-Patra Ruga & Studio where he is redefining cultural identity that isn’t solely connected to location, ancestry and genetics. Meet Athi:

You can catch the first episode of 21 Icons (Season 3) on SABC 3 at 7:27 pm this Sunday.

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