The Number Gangs are a trinity of South African prison gangs feared around the world. Their primary locus is Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison at the foot of Cape Town’s Table Mountain Range, but their reign infiltrates across most South African prisons. Among the number, strict hierarchy commands that each gang holds longstanding roles, from protecting the gang’s code to accumulating wealth to dealing in violence. The most infamous are the 28s. They are the bloodline of the number.

In an exclusive insider’s account for issue 22 of one small seed, The Joburg issue, Paul White tells the story of one such gang member of the Pollsmoor 28s. His name is Joburg. The one small seed tv crew went along on the day of the photo shoot and interviewed Joburg to get an upclose and personal on this captivating story.

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