Times Live: Melanie Farrell:


Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu turned 80 last Wednesday in Cape Town and woke up at 5am. ”I always wake up at that time. I can’t wait to wake up to paint,” she says. On her birthday she had breakfast at the hotel with Elizabeth Masangu, one of her granddaughters and her personal assistant. The rest of her birthday was nonstop. First, a radio interview, followed by a walk on the beach, lunch and an afternoon of interviews at the Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank… Read more

GOGO WITH GO: Esther Mahlangu celebrated her 80th birthday with a solo exhibition, at the UCT Irma Stern Museum. Image by: RUVAN BOSHOFF