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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 By Paula Andropoulos

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...

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