Khanyiso Gwenxane – from Khayelitsha to the World Stage


Khanyiso Gwenxane Khanyiso Gwenxane

Khanyiso’s story is one of those that shows the current artistic system in our country at work, in all its strengths and weaknesses.  He was born and raised in the township Khayelitsha. Even 20 years into South African democratic rule, the name conjures up images of poverty, apartheid-legacy living conditions and vast expanses of living conditions that are still an embarrassment to local and national government.

Khayelitsha Township, outside Cape Town, with a view of World Heritage Site Table Mountain in the background. [read more…]