[LISTEN] SA artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi on the importance of hard work
She's the former domestic-worker-turned-internationally-renowned-artist who helped bring South African art to a global audience.
Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi is a true example of what it means to overcome the odds.
Unable to finish her high school education Sebidi so sought employment as a domestic worker but was eventually able to practice art and realise her dream.
She spoke to Azania Mosake about her journey so far.
The main important thing is to work hard. We were warned as young children that the only best step is to work hard.Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi, artist
Sebidi says her grandmother and a German family played a crucial role in honing her artistic skills.
I met Heidi, a German lady, that is where I found a better home where they did not take me as a servant. After they met my grandmother that is when the encouragement started.Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi, artist
The 76-year-old is currently working with the next generation of local artists during a residency at TUT’s Department of Fine and Applied Arts.
What I read from students at TUT is that they actually are very much inspired by money, which I am discouraging very much. Money cannot come to you if you do not have any work, they must be encouraged by doing work.Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi, artist
Click on the link below to hear her story...
This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] SA artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi on the importance of hard work
Personal finance advisor Warren Ingram has advice for parents wanting to ensure an excellent education for their kids.Read More
Don’t ever say or, worse, believe any of these wealth-destroying platitudes, implores personal finance expert Warren Ingram.Read More
Should you DIY? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram answers definitively, shares tips on telling if an advisor is good or not.Read More
South Africans who want to gain a green card via the EB-5 investor green card programme must brace themselves for a price hike.Read More
You could secure a berth on the Sansa and make your way to Antarctica, leaving Cape Town in December.Read More
The Facebook group, titled #ImStaying, started off with uplifting messages and is now connecting local initiatives with investors.Read More
Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler details two complaints from Vodacom customers who were locked into the wrong contracts.Read More
South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford using balloon payments, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.Read More
Discover the real story of Bo-Kaap… a colourful story that will surprise you in many ways!Read More
Most people who fell prey to credit card fraud in the first three months of 2019 were old, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.Read More