South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Extends Condolences to Artist David Koloane's Family

press release

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of multi-award winning veteran artist, Mr David Koloane, who passed away at his home in Johannesburg on Sunday, 30 June 2019.

Paying tribute to the Alexandra-born artist who passed away at the age of 81, President Ramaphosa said: "A giant in the arts has fallen; one who has contributed immensely to the arts in South Africa as an activist, a mentor to many and a pioneer for the development of the black art community."

Mr Koloane was a widely acclaimed painter whose work has featured in the world's greatest collections. He co-founded the first black arts gallery and was deeply respected as a cultural activist.

Issued by: The Presidency

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Govt of SA

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.