The Swenkas

March 31, 2012

The Swenkas are a small group of Zulu working-class men in South Africa who gather on weekends for something that’s part fashion show, part choreography, and part competition. As with many subcultures, they also have their own moral codes, which are expressed through the way they dress.

In 2004, a documentary film called The Swenkas was made about the group. You can watch the first few minutes of it here. Above is a shorter documentary by Al Jazeera.