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Exhibition traces migrant workers’ journey

South Africa was built on mining, and its mines were built on migrant workers. Millions of black men across southern Africa were forced by economic circumstance and taxes to travel to the city of gold, leaving their families at home. Here they toiled long hours underground in dangerous conditions. Wits Art Museum lays bare their lives.

1913 Land Act: images of loss

A wrenching photography exhibition at the Wits Art Museum vividly documents the dispossession, hardship and grief of black South Africans following the 1913 Natives Land Act.
South Africa looks back 100 years

Art auction at Wits to dazzle

The Wits Art Museum holds an important collection of African art. The institution is set for an auction of top South African works, the proceeds of which will enable it to launch its own endowment fund for future education and events.
Chinese Girl under the hammer

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