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Freedom Day 2015- Henry Nxumalo Tribute

The establishment of Drum Magazine in the 1950s, notwithstanding the newly-elected Nationalist Party’s policy of Apartheid, reflected the dynamic changes that were taking place among the new urban Black South African – African, Indian and Coloured – communities. The magazine became an important platform for a new generation of writers and photographers who changed the […]

World Book Day – Thomas Mofolo

Yesterday, 23 April, was World Book Day. Various institutions celebrated the day by hosting dialogue sessions between the public and notable authors. Bloemonday created a digital painting of Thomas Mofolo to honour his contribution towards African literature. The painting has been printed on canvas and will be donated to the National Literature Museum in Bloemfontein […]

Popular Literacy Project

There is a big generational gap between the users of native languages. While the old generation is equipped with a plethora of metaphors, proverbs, and cultural practices many of the youth are left behind. The learning and understanding of English has taken precedence in our education system and for good reason. It is nearly impossible […]

Poster Design Winner

The design above is a digital illustration which was entered into the Indiafrica 2014 poster design competition. It was selected as one of the 20 winning designs from Africa. This year’s poster theme was “My City”. The design was inspired by memories from growing up in Bloemfontein.

Wall of Masks

The masks in this post were painted by hand.The patterns are inspired by various cultures around the world. When the masks are displayed at a store they seem lifeless. The plainness of the masks make them seem like they have no character. This is striking, because a lot of people, myself included, can relate with […]

Fire – Music Video

I collaborated with a talented musician and producer, Thembile Dumayi and a fellow artist by the name of Nex. The artists are from Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu respectively. The music video was inspired by the different locations that the artists come from and how the artists themselves form a part of those locations. With this […]

Africa Day 2014

During this year’s (2014) Africa Day we went out to the streets of downtown Bloemfontein to get the people’s views regarding the change that they would like to see in Africa. This was done with the help of a white A1 Cardboard and a box of crayons. We offered random people in downtown Bloemfontein the […]

Basotho Blanket Exhibition

Earlier this year I attended a Basotho blanket exhibition at the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery in Bloemfontein. To be honest I was taken aback by the whole exhibition. Basotho blankets, according to my views at the the time, were cultural artifacts that belonged in their own isolated sphere. So to see the blankets in an artistic […]