Tag Archives: Omar Badsha

Remembering Santu Mofokeng

Acclaimed South African artist, Santu Mofokeng, passed away last Sunday, leaving behind a rich photographic legacy. Born in 1956, Santu Mofokeng grew up in Orlando East in Johannesburg and was a learner at Morris Isaacson High School during the infamous 1976 Soweto Uprising. The initial plans for the protest were for students from Naledi High […]

Omar Badsha: Placing the Collective Above the Individual

Photographer Omar Badsha in his Woodstock home, Cape Town, 2015

Last month saw President¬†Cyril Ramaphosa bestow the 2018 National Orders on a number of extraordinary local citizens and foreign nationals. The National Orders, which are presented annually on Freedom Day,¬†are the highest awards that the country can bestow on individuals. In 1998, the Presidential Advisory Council on National Orders was tasked with revising the orders […]