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Saturday, March 17, 2018


Molemo Moiloa, director of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), has announced that she will be stepping down as director. She will step down at the end of May 2018 to pursue other avenues after four and a half years at the helm of VANSA.

Bandile Gumbi, chairperson of the Board of Directors at VANSA said: “Molemo has been a dedicated and visionary leader of the organisation, and as the Board of VANSA we have heavily relied on her skills and intuition. We wish her the very best in her career.”

Under Molemo Moiloa’s direction, VANSA has established itself as a leading network in the country, increasing its membership by approximately 3,000 people over the past years. The organisation's structure, governance and financial positioning has strengthened, ensuring that the organisation has a strong foundation for its next phase. Moiloa’s leadership has enabled the organisation to connect to a much wider spectrum of the arts community, and she has been instrumental in building VANSA’s impact both locally and internationally.

“VANSA plays a pivotal and unique role in the South African visual arts landscape, ensuring a better environment for arts practitioners in policy, markets and professional development. VANSA brings together an extraordinarily wide community of people who are all committed to seeing the sector grow. I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to play my part in the work of VANSA and be part of its incredible team. I know that its work remains deeply relevant, and the coming years will bring exciting programming and important impacts. I am confident that VANSA will continue to go from strength to strength,” comments Moiloa.

The board of VANSA, supported by Molemo Moiloa, will drive the recruitment of a new director over the next few months. For more information regarding the vacancy, visit