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S Mag and Connie Ferguson recreate iconic portrait for Heritage edition

For many of us,the picture immediately transports us back to where we grew up.

The original picture of the woman and child embracing hung on so many of the walls in our communities. We didn’t know who they were but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who grew up before the 2000s who doesn’t know about them.

When I first had the idea to recreate the image for our Heritage edition, I immediately knew who would embody the nostalgia needed — Connie Ferguson.

The iconic actress started her rise on Generations in 1994, at the dawn of the “new South Africa”, and has since gone on to become a producer, working to tell our stories, our way.

Get you copy of S Mag in the Sowetan newspaper on Friday, 20 September 2019.

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