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Esther Mahlangu, the matriarch of contemporary Ndebele art, receives honorary doctorate
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Africans rising Esther Mahlangu, the matriarch of contemporary Ndebele art, receives honorary doctorate

At the age of 82, internationally acclaimed Ndebele artist Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg for “her legacy as a cultural entrepreneur, skillfully negotiating local and global worlds, and as an educator,” said the executive dean of the UJ Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Prof Federico Freschi

Macron moving towards repatriating African artifacts
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Arts, Culture and Sport Macron moving towards repatriating African artifacts

The repatriation of African artifacts is important because a scarcity of artistic treasures results in a huge loss to the economies of African countries. It also contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. Some world leaders, like French president Emmanuel Macron, realise this and are hoping to rectify the void created by the looting of African treasures.

Shrok Yahya; a female Egyptian artist stuns with hyper-realistic portraits
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Arts, Culture and Sport Shrok Yahya; a female Egyptian artist stuns with hyper-realistic portraits

The continent is full of young emerging talent such as Egyptian artist Shrok Yahya, who would unfortunately remain in obscurity if it wasn’t for social media and the exposure it affords everyone. U.S actor Will Smith congratulated the artist for the artwork depicting him and shared the portrait of himself on his Instagram account.