Master strokes wave SA’s overlooked citizens into view
Among Zwelethu Machepha’s most notable works is a 2017 collection that tells the story of SA’s waste reclaimers
30 November 2020 - 19:51
Zwelethu Machepha was born in 1990 in Soweto. On completing high school, he attended art classes intermittently at the Johannesburg Central Library and Johannesburg Art Gallery, discovering in the process what can only be described as a mine of innate talent and technical capability. Encouraged by his mounting enthusiasm for visual artmaking, Machepha completed a printmaking course at a specialised institution, which he characterises as his only formal training...