The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture launches books about Noria Mabasa and Dr Esther Mahlangu

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09 Aug 2019

JOBURG – The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture honours sculptor Noria Mabasa with a launch of a book about her journey.  


Talking in her native Tshivenda language, Noria Mabasa recalled how she started her art as a sculptor in a rural village of Limpopo.

The book about the life of an 81-year-old sculptor was launched on Thursday, 1 August at Constitution Hill by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture simultaneously with the activation of Women’s Month.

A thankful and honoured Mabaso uses dead wood and clay to create artworks.

She also uses her art to raise awareness about social issues in Africa, access to education and gender-based violence issues.

She recalled that most people couldn’t believe how her art started. “You won’t believe it at all, art is like dust, you need a keen eye to appreciate its value,” she said...Click to continue reading


Author:  Phathu Luvhengo

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