Homeless man creates unique lampshades from recycled material

Ziggy Goredema lost his job and home at the start of lockdown and began making and selling the hanging lampshades


17 August 2021

Grade 10 learner sells his paintings to pay for school

Innocent Mukanyima wants to finish school before becoming a professional artist


31 January 2019

No need for a camera: Nyanga artist uses a ballpoint pen just as well

Themba Mkhangeli achieves photographic realism with only a BIC pen


27 March 2018

Roadside artist uses tins to show life in informal settlements

I love using my hands, says William Mayere


11 January 2018

UCT and art: an exchange between Max Price and Belinda Bozzoli

Debate follows release of list of artworks removed from university

By and

9 May 2017

This is probably the list of artworks UCT has removed

University claims there are errors in our list that we obtained from a reliable source, but refuses to provide corrections


25 April 2017

Sand artist makes a living on Port Elizabeth beaches

Siyabonga Duma, 28, wants to inspire other young people


14 April 2017

Dignity, free speech and art

President Zuma and the ANC are very upset by Brett Murray's painting. The painting is on display in the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. It depicts the President as Lenin, which has not caused much controversy. But it also depicts the President's genitals, and this has caused a furore. The SACP has called it sadistic. The president is trying to get the South Gauteng High Court to compel the gallery to remove the artwork.

GroundUp Editor

21 May 2012