Culture is the lifeblood of a lively society expressed in many ways, we tell our stories, Dr Esther Mahlangu is a perfect example.
In celebration of heritage month, the GCIS hosted Africa’s webinar on COVID-19 yesterday, honoring our living human treasures and their commitment to help society. Amongst them, South African Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu, well known for her bold large scale contemporary paintings that reference the ndebele heritage was honoured for her work.
Others who were honored are Ouma Katrina Esau from Upington, who teaches the youth in her community the San language and indegenous music expert gogo Madosini Mphahleni from Langa.
Dr Esther Mahlangu is one of the icons making a cultural contribution to society. The department of sports, arts and culture derector general mentioned that this icons preserve and promote communities cultural traditions and artistic expression.
Award winning jazz musician Jimmi Dludlu said it was through culture and music that the continent could be united. “We need to bring them through music, through culture, through a festival which combines South Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and because we have an organization which represents African culture,” he concluded.