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South African art: a history

South African art has always taken on the unique flavour of the country, from the 4 000-year-old cave paintings of the San Bushmen – the richest collection of rock art in Africa – to the homegrown conceptual art movement that sprang up as apartheid came to an end in the 1990s.

Cape women sew up success

Taunina soft toys are sold in some of the world's most exclusive boutiques, but they are made in Cape Town by previously disadvantaged women. The project is a means of securing financial freedom for these entrepreneurs.

Crafts partnership empowers women

Crafts partnership empowers women

The lives of rural women in parts of KwaZulu-Natal are changing for the better now that their arts and crafts are being properly marketed and sold, with help from the Siyazisiza Trust.
Video: Coke can creations

Video: Coke can creations

The Jah Azanian Arts and Craft Combination are a team of four artists who create fashionable accessories from yesterday's junk. They sell their work at the Zasekhaya market in Newtown, Johannesburg on the last Saturday of every month.

Amajobjob for the people

In the heart of Pretoria’s inner city men and women with little or no previous experience are creating exquisite arts and crafts. 

South Africa's arts and crafts

South Africa’s arts and crafts

No doubt about it - South Africans are a crafty bunch. The country's people produce a remarkable range of arts and crafts, working from the pavements and markets of the big cities to deep rural enclaves, with every possible form of traditional artwork - and then some.
Spain buys South African

Spain buys South African

Spaniards will be buying South African in May and June after a deal was struck with Spanish retail group El Corte Ingles and SA's Department of Trade and Industry that will result in immediate export orders worth about R30-million.

Cultural village for craft traders

The days of selling their wares in the open will be over for arts and craft traders in North West province when a cultural village is completed within the next few months.
SA crafts industry keeps growing

SA crafts industry keeps growing

Worth an estimated R3.4-billion a year, the South African crafts industry is providing an income for many who would otherwise be out in the cold, as displays at the recent World Summit showed.
FNB Vita honours rural crafts

FNB Vita honours rural crafts

An unassuming woman from rural KwaZulu-Natal led the winners of South Africa's premier craft competition, the FNB Vita Crafts Now Awards. The works, ranging from paintings, ceramic sculptures and quilt portraits to wooden soccer players and telephone wire baskets, are on exhibit at MuseuMAfricA in Newtown, Johannesburg until 24 September.

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