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Grootboom tells tales of Khoi-San through recycled material and artwork

An artist of Knysna shares of how his childhood in the bush, and learning indigenous traditions led him to his passion: a career in art. He also uses this to help rehabilitate young offenders.

Women recycle tea bags to make art

tea_bags_thumbnail Helping others to help themselves can be as simple as saving your used tea bags. The women of Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, Cape Town recycle them to make art and earn a living.

‘A Young Man’ wins national portrait prize

 From top left: 'A Young Man' by Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; 'L'Hommage a Ingres African Chic(k) Ms Tshegofatso Phage Seated' by Nicholas Allen; 'Professor Brown' by...
African art inspires Dell laptops

African art inspires Dell laptops

US-based computer maker Dell has launched a laptop range that features exclusive artwork by three young artists - one Canadian, two African - pledging to donate US$20 (about R200) from each laptop sold to the Global Fund to help in the fight against HIV/Aids, TB and malaria in Africa.

A towering cultural icon

Bloemfontein, the City of Roses, is looking even more cheerful these days. The city’s cooling towers are receiving a facelift and will soon be covered in bright home-grown artwork.

Marlene Dumas comes home

Marlene Dumas comes home

The highest-paid living female artist in the world is South African, and she is back in her country of birth with an exhibition cataloguing her life's work.
Constitutional Court flies the flag

Constitutional Court flies the flag

Meticulously crafted over many months, a giant beaded and embroidered South African flag now has pride of place at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.
The Keiskamma Tapestry

The Keiskamma Tapestry

A remarkable 120-metre artwork displayed in South Africa's Parliament, the Keiskamma Tapestry is an exquisite embroidery in the tradition of the Bayeux Tapestry, and the work of over 100 previously unemployed women from the Eastern Cape.

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