Thabang Rampai

This fine art graduate aims to promote South African stories through film and animation.

Thabang Rampai is a visual artist from the town of Sasolburg, South Africa. He is building a platform of his own, ThibossTouch, which acts as the vehicle for his artworks to reach a broad audience.

He is a multidisciplinary artist with experience in creating comic books, animation, illustration – all unified by the desire to tell local stories. According to him, respect for technical craft is paramount, but the medium itself is not. Rampai is interested in telling stories of the disinfranchised and the challenges of life in the ghetto through his work. One of his most successful projects, TsotsiTaal, is a true to life comic series about growing up in a rough neighbourhood and making one’s own success despite bad circumstances.