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Crafts that empower, uplift and inspire.

Shelley painting the angel wings which are part of our upcycling project.

Wonderous Wings of Waste – Upcycling Project

What started as a simple idea to build a pair of wings with recycled material has turned into a project utilising 4,500 individually cut plastic feathers.
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Nosipho Duma highlighting the issues of teenage pregnancy.

Nosipho Duma – South African Artist – May 2024

Nosipho's work is about the issues that teenagers face as they are growing such as drugs, alcohol and especially teenage pregnancy.
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Under the Sea exhibition in the Woza Moya African Art Category.

Under the Sea Exhibition 1

Our Under the Sea Exhibition 1 opened with a lot of excitement on Friday 19 April 2024. A big THANK YOU to MAC - Estee Lauder who provided the funding that made this exhibition possible.
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Gogo Hilda Mgaga, a skilled wire basket weaver, holding 2 of her hardwire baskets

Hilda Mgaga – Skillfully woven hardwire baskets

Gogo Hilda Mgaga makes the most beautiful hardwire picture baskets. She is almost 80 years old, and still continues to produce her unique designs with great skill.
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South African Artist Malibongwe with his print Riding to School.

Malibongwe Shangase – South African Artist – April 2024

South African artist Malibongwe Shangase works in vibrant woodcut prints on paper. He has travelled extensively and exhibited his work internationally.
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African Art Centre and Woza Moya staff and crafters.

Crafters from the African Art Centre to be taken on by Woza Moya

It is with great sadness that we let you know that the African Art Centre is closing its doors after 65 years of uplifting and showcasing South African artists.
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Painting done by Giffy Duminy at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust Ubuntu Ground Coffee shop.

Giffy – Talented Street Artist

Street Artist Giffy Duminy is the Woza Moya artist of the month for November 2023. He painted a wall at Ubuntu Ground Cafe at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust for us all to enjoy.
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Buselaphi-xaba-outside-her-home

In Memory of Buselaphi Phewa (Xaba)

In memory of Buselaphi Phewa (Xaba). Buselaphi was one of the first bead crafters at Woza Moya. She was a unique woman who celebrated and embraced her Zulu heritage. Paula shares her fond memories of Buselaphi.
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Ester Sibisi

Ester Sibisi Creator of the Springbok Rugby Little Traveller

Ester Sibisi sells her beadwork to Woza Moya and one of her well-known products is the Springbok Rugby Player Little Traveller. This heart-warming story about Ester is rich in history of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust and Woza Moya.
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Woza Moya staff supporting the Springbok Rugby Team for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Supporting our Springbok Rugby Team

Dressed in green and gold to support the Bokke in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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Mandela day products at Woza Moya

Mandela Day – 18 June

Mandela day - honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
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Wood Artist Zata Deswage with 2 of his bull head sculptures.

Zata Deswage – Artist of the Month May 2023

Zata Deswage's inspiration for his carvings comes from the natural shape and grain of the wood he collects from the forest floor.
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Sibusiso Duma Profile Picture.

Sibusiso Duma – Artist of the Month April 2023

Duma is a well-known South African artist. His work is represented in galleries and collections both locally and overseas.
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Fridays at Woza Moya – Our Busiest Day of the Week

Up to 70 Zulu beaders arrive at Woza Moya each Friday to sell the beadwork they have been working on all week.
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Fancy Stitch – Exquisite Embroidery from Rural KwaZulu-Natal

Fancy Stitch is a self-help skills development initiative amongst women who use their sewing and embroidery skills to generate an income.
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Photo of Lobolile who is a talent artist who makes traditional Zulu dolls.

Lobolile Ximba – Artist of the Month February 2023

Beautifully hand-crafted Zulu dolls from the poverty-striken area of Msinga, KZN.
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Story Bowls by Hilda

Each story bowl is unique and the patterns and stories flow from Hilda's heart.
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Woza Moya Christmas letter 2022

Wishing all our customers, friends, supporters and Woza family a most blessed festive season!
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Donald Songore – Artist of the Month December 2022

This is an unusual story of how art was a life- line to this young artist and a way out of destitution.
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