Charmza: Esther Mahlangu

This week the University of South Africa added a special feather to the already colourful hat of global art icon Esther Mahlangu.  

The 88-year-old, whose Ndebele artworks are sought-after the world over, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in maths in recognition of her mathematical prowess.  

“It is our firm conviction that her work is a form of mathematics and should thus be recognised as such,” said the university about the celebrated South African artist’s  
geometric designs. 

Mahlangu also has a retrospective exhibition showing at Iziko Museum in Cape Town.  

Next stop for the exhibition is Joburg and then the US.  

Halala, Gogo Mahlangu, Halala!  

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