- The brand new cover for the international edition of Time Magazine, depicting inequality in South Africa, has gone viral online
- Even though the magazine itself has not been released yet, the cover image is so powerful that social media users are sharing the picture across the globe
- Many who saw the image online sparked important debates regarding South Africa and the effects of Apartheid
The cover for Time Magazine’s international May issue, which shows a picture of South Africa, is causing a stir across the world.
The picture was taken by photographer, Johnny Miller, and shows the stark inequality between two areas in Johannesburg.
Although the actual magazine is not out yet, the cover alone is so shocking that the image has been shared over and over online.
The picture forms part of Miller’s project, Unequal Scenes, where he visually explores scenes of stark inequality around the world.
Some social media users found the popularity of the cover frustrating, because the state of inequality in South Africa has been at this level for many years, without international concern.
Briefly.co.za gleaned that the cover also sparked a vigorous debate over whether or not South Africa really is the most unequal country in the world.
Many were adamant that South Africa can no longer blame Apartheid for current levels of inequality.
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