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Okayafrica’s Pop-Up Store is Now Open in Johannesburg

The Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong collection is available exclusively at our pop-up store at 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Last Thursday, we officially launched our artist collaboration with Cape Town-based designer Daniel Ting Chong. The Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong collection is available exclusively at our pop-up store at 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg through 8 October.


A series of multicoloured graphics on t-shirts, a crew neck sweater, a headscarf and a tote bag, the collection draws its inspiration from various African national flags to create a singular African identity.

“National flags are often used as a beacon of hope, and a symbol of what a country stands for. A flag as a visual representation of its people–and to distinguish it from other nations. By having the same flag, Africa can have a common symbol to bring us closer together–at home or abroad,” says Daniel.

The Okayafrica pop-up store is open now through Saturday, 8 October, at 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00; Saturday 10:00-14:00.

See the Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Collection Lookbook

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

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