Young Basotho blanket designers collection from Lesotho

By Steven Sack From the 1860s until the present time, the blankets worn by the people of Lesotho have been designed through a collaboration between local communities and the proprietors of the general trading stores in the region. These stores were established by British traders who migrated south (often on the grounds of their health, …

Youth Day – 47 Years later

By Anlé Britz On the 16th of June 2022, we commemorate 47 years since the Soweto Uprising. We recognise and pay tribute to the thousands of students that stood their ground against the decision of the then Bantu Education Department who enforced that Afrikaans were to be used on an equal basis with English as …

Tenx10: 100 artworks, by women and gender diverse artists, from wam collections.

By Carol Brown TENX10 features artworks by 100 women and gender diverse artists, and marks Wits University’s centenary and Wits Art Museum’s tenth birthday. In programming exhibitions, curators, including in this museum, has often neglected the extensive artistic contribution made by women and gender diverse artists to South African art. WAM therefore decided to focus …

Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Art Collective

Luyanda Nogodlwana, Ncedile Daki, Sipho Ngxola and Siphokazi Mpofu had and urge to extend their new-found passion for puppetry arts to the community of Masiphumelele and so the the Ukwanda Puppetry and Design Company was born. They have travelled abroad to perform at schools, theatres, festivals, and significant UWC events , won awards at the …