On Monday 9th of April Esher Mahlangu will be awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to the world of art.
Mahlangu has become an international icon for her iconic works of art. She began painting at the art of 10 and learned how to create Ndebele art and beadwork from her mother and grandmother.
She rose to fame in 1989 when her aret was included in the ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ exhibition in Paris, France.
Mahlangu was one of three people who will receive honorary doctorates from the University of Johannesburg, the other two are Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and Prof Robert Fry Engle.
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