South African Art

© Sandra Klopper

Fine art is like a fine wine: it should be savoured in small sips and lingered over. The art of South Africa is as diverse and colourful as its many peoples and tribes.

Through music, paintings, literature, dance, tribal clothes and artifacts we express our history, we tell stories of our past for our children and we create things of beauty to celebrate our roots.

South Africa Online ® celebrates our nation’s creative talents through visual illustrations and text written by historians and specialists in their field. With the proper knowledge, we are better able to understand and respect our art, and appreciate each other’s artistic heritage.

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South African Music

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