Lebo Thoka’s art does not deny the horror and brutality experienced by victims of femicide. Rather she proclaims the inherent dignity of the women, that can never be taken away from them. A version of this article was first published by Sunday Times Lifestyle.
Words cannot describe the spectacle of wildflowers that flourish every year on the West Coast and Namaqualand. Photographs give an idea, but you have to visit there to be caressed by soft air, to smell the earth and sea, feel the sun’s warmth, the silkiness of the petals, the lustre of the blooms.
This is a wish-list item that reminds us how magnificent nature can be…
As I am married to a restauranteur and have been involved in restaurants my entire adult life, I am very familiar with the devastating times