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Description of Artwork Miriam Makeba, or ‘Mama Africa’, combined jazz and traditional African song to create her unique sound. Through her work she advocated against apartheid. Makeba was born to a domestic worker and ...
Fighting for Freedom
Description of Artwork Mlungisi Griffiths Mxenge was a member of the African National Congress from the mid-1950s. He obtained an LLB degree and became a well-known civil rights lawyer who defended victims of the apartheid ...
Description of Artwork Breyten Breytenbach is an Afrikaans poet, writer, painter and activist. He was born in 1939 in Bonnievale, Western Cape. As a student at the University of Cape Town, he became aware of the racist ...
The Stompie Seipei Sage
Description of Artwork James Seipei was born in 1974. At age 10, he had already made a name for himself as one of South Africa’s youngest political activists against the apartheid system. Known as Stompie Moeketsi or ...
Keorapetse William Kgositsile
Description of Artwork Keorapetse Kgositsile, also known as Bra Willie, was an anti-apartheid activist as well as a writer and prolific poet. Born in Johannesburg, he started writing as a hobby and eventually wrote for ...