Established in 2011, this website showcases graffiti and street art in South Africa as well as the rest of Africa. It provides artists with a platform to display their work and promotes South African graffiti on the world stage.

The graffiti scene in South Africa is still relatively young, but it is growing rapidly. Graffiti only really started after the abolition of apartheid and the rise of the hip hop culture in the early 1980s. Cape Town is regarded as the ‘mecca’ and the movement soon spread to other cities like Johannesburg. Today, some of the pioneers continue to paint their names while a new wave of writers take to the streets.


All content on this site is copyrighted and must not be used in any publication (including the internet) without the prior written consent from Graffiti South Africa. If you would like to use something, please ask our permission by sending us an email. Submitted content remains copyright of the individual owners.

We have removed the watermark for all new images in our Picture Gallery. Feel free to share our images but please respect the copyright. You may not distribute the images as your own or use them for any commercial purpose without written permission from Graffiti South Africa or the copyright holder. You must also give appropriate credit and provide a link to the Graffiti South Africa website whenever you copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.


This website is a documentary record and critique of graffiti as a form of artistic expression. The publisher of this website does not, in any way, endorse vandalism or the use of graffiti for the defacement of private and state-owned property. The publisher of the website is also not responsible for any positive identification of any graffitos.