South Africa: Works of Art At UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) boasts a vast visual art collection, comprising approximately 1 700 artworks across 70 UCT buildings.

The Works of Art Collection committee, which oversees the display and integration of art into campus life, is reshaping the university's art collection and transforming it into a resource for researchers, curators and students. The committee is playing a critical role in redressing some of the past's injustices through its commitment to purchasing artwork by both prominent and emerging South African artists. In addition, it is re-curating how the artwork is displayed across campus to ensure that the work reflects the diverse array of UCT staff and students. Lerato Maduna captured some of these artworks on display.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 100 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.