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R500k project teaches the art of crafting

Once they were unemployed, but now they are crafters who are already receiving orders from local and international markets. The 32 crafters, from Matsulu in Mpumalanga, are benefiting from a R500 000 training grant from the Department of Rural Development ...

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Renowned painter Esther Mahlangu (80) gets another award

Age has proven to be nothing but a number for 80-year-old internationally renowned traditional painter Esther Mahlangu. Born in Middelburg, but now staying in KwaMhlanga, Mahlangu was recently honoured by tourism Minister Derek Hanekom in Johannesburg, Gauteng. “Painting has been ...

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Farm worker’s story goes to Broadway

South African playwright Athol Fugard so loved the story of a Mpumalanga farm labourer who devoted all his spare time to painting, that he’s written a play about it. Called “The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek”, the play focuses on ...

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Ray Phiri institute closes its doors, due to lack of funding

Lack of funding has forced the closure of a music training centre for young people started by legendary musician Ray Phiri. The Ray Phiri Arts Institute shut its doors because it didn’t have money to pay the rent and the ...

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