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Needs for an inventory of bells in the Western Cape
Background article on the Bells of the Western Cape Collection.
Description of Artwork Beverley Palesa Ditsie was born in Soweto in 1971. Flung into an era where her race was discriminated against and her sexuality wasn’t accepted, she was not afraid to challenge social norms. She was ...
Description of Artwork Originally inspired by the role of women in the South African scientific community, specifically in the realm of botany, we looked at the work of female botanists. During the early years of science ...
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 ...
Description of Artwork South Africa’s famous child Aids activist, Nkosi Johnson, was born with HIV and died at the age of 12 in 2001. At the time of his death, he was the longest-surviving child born with HIV in the ...
Description of Artwork Vir party mense was hy Ralph Rabie, vir ander was hy Johannes Kerkorrel, JK, Johnny, Ralph John, die Bob Dylan van Afrikaanse musiek, die politieke Rock Rebel, die gesig van die Voëlvrybeweging, die ...
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 ...