Art & Culture

#ArtAppreciation: African Traditions Of Hair-Braiding, Hats, Headscarves And Contemporary Urban Style

Born in the Mexican border town of Yuma, Arizona, Gary Stephens arrived in South Africa in 2008. He studied painting and drawing at the University of Arizona and the San Francisco Art Instiutute. For the past thirty years, he has worked as an artist and traveled extensively in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and now Africa for inspiration...

By Joburg Post 4 days ago

The Best Independent Art Galleries In South Africa

South Africa is filled with an array of art, amazing murals on the city's buzzing buildings. The galleries on the other hand are amazing and here are a few  independent art galleries you should know. ROOMGallery, project space and residency host ROOM focuses on collaborations between artists from a range of different disciplines. In pa...

By Joburg Post 10 days ago

#ArtistAppreciation: Blessing Ngobeni, A Beautiful Contrast

Blessing Ngobeni (b. 1985, Tzaneen, South Africa) creates abstracted works with a range of found objects, magazine advertisements, newspaper articles, and paint on canvas. His mixed media works relate to themes of self-enrichment and the abuse of power, best understood in the context of his past. At the age of ten he moved to Johannesb...

By Joburg Post 14 days ago

Paper By South African Academics Raises Spectre Of Racism In The Academy

At the end of March this year, an article claiming that “coloured” women in South Africa have low cognitive functioning was published in the academic journal, “Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition”. The article used a sample group of 60 women between the ages of 18 and 64.The authors were all scholars at Stellenbosch University. They ...

By Joburg Post 20 days ago

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