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Dazed & Confused | Future + Positive | July 2004

To mark World Aids Day tomorrow, we look back to our July 2004 issue celebrating south Africa and the resilience of its youth in the face of the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. Rankin photographed 27 year old South African Thoko Masilela for the cover, who was diagnosed with HIV+ in 2003.

Inside, Dazed took to the streets of Pretoria as the city celebrated Thabo Mbeki’s inauguration and the country’s first 10 years of democracy to ask people about their hopes and fears for the future of South Africa. We also introduced some of the country’s finest homegrown fashion talents, young artists, musicians and film makers, interview Kwaito superstar Zola, while The Future Positive Perspectives series saw us interview some of SA’s finest alumni including Desmond Tutu and Jazz pioneer + and imprisoned poet Mzwakhe Mbuli

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