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A few words with Zana Masombuka, the Ndebele Superhero

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 15 October 2018

A few words with Zana Masombuka, the Ndebele Superhero

This creative director uses science fiction to co-create with the universe Inspired by her small town rural upbringing at KwaNdebele, Siyabuswa, Zana Masombuka is creating artwork that speaks to Africa’s active role in globalisation.Through her work, this 23-year-old freelance creative director is interested in how African artists aim to pioneer the stories being written about...

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Undressing the politics of nudity

by: Moroetsana Serame - 12 October 2018

Undressing the politics of nudity

Exploring nudity as a form of activism and art with Bella Makhubo. During traditional ceremonies nudity is acceptable but when womyn start to exercise this same agency over their bodies in their daily lives it becomes controversial. A prime example is the public outrage at Zodwa Wabantu’s nudity yet when nudity is placed in the...

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Nandos is spicing up the South African art scene

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 11 October 2018

Nandos is spicing up the South African art scene

Nandos is opening up the industry one artwork at a time Nandos opened up their doors to the media and a select group of influencers in the last week of September  to unveil their new tricked out head office at Central Kitchen in Berea. The space is a celebration of South African art and design....

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Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

by: Sanelisiwe Maliza - 11 January 2018

Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

Calling all artists looking to step up their digital game and take their art to the next level! British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and Digify Africa bring you a brand new training programme designed to give artists the skills they need to make the most of the digital world...

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Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

by: Cole Ndelu - 19 December 2017

Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

I first came across Glow in Afropunk’s article, The Glo’wup: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa. Glow Makatsi is a multi-talented vlogger, stylist and trans-activist based in Johannesburg. The self described “glitch in the gender matrix” has an energy that is hard to miss. She has appeared on MTV Bases’ recent...

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The soft aesthetics of “sad boy” Lorenzo Plaatjies

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 November 2017

The soft aesthetics of “sad boy” Lorenzo Plaatjies

Sometimes, talent trumps everything. Lorenzo Plaatjies is proof of this. The Joburg-based artist, art director and game developer is coming for everything. He is currently in the in the top 10 of Behance’s most appreciated list in the South African creatives category. He also recently collaborated with Mr Price as part of their new T-shirt...

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Four artists protest the lack of transformation at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 20 March 2017

Four artists protest the lack of transformation at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

Award shows have become a platform for artists to voice their frustrations about their respective industries. Remember Riky Rick at the Metro FM Awards? Adele at the Grammys, and and and? Four Cape Town-based artists Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs joined the list of those artists during last night’s 52nd Fleur...

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Meet the Durban illustrator who created a colouring book to help adults de-stress

by: Keneiloe Nkomo - 22 September 2016

Meet the Durban illustrator who created a colouring book to help adults de-stress

    For graphic designer and illustrator Sinomonde Ngwane, colouring books have always been a fascination. Now, the 21-year-old Durban-based creative, has taken her love for the art and created a colouring book for adults that uses colour therapy as a tool to help people who are stressed. There are therapeutic properties to using colouring...

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This Mabopane artist makes dope street art using salt

by: Mbulelo Roto - 26 August 2016

This Mabopane artist makes dope street art using salt

Pretoria self-taught artist, Percy Maimela (30), discovered his love for art by accident. While working at a retail store in 2004, he walked into the storage room and found some salt spilled on the floor. He says he had a light bulb moment: “The salt was white and the floor was dark. I had 30 minutes...

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Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 22 August 2016

Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

Join British Council Connect ZA and Livity Africa at the Fak’ugesi #AfroTechRiot festival as we bring you Creative Hustles – Frontier tales: Storytelling around art and technology and the intersections between community, femininity and spiritualilty in Africa. In collaboration with Livity Africa, two interactive sessions led by industry professionals will form part of the Festival...

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