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Monday, January 20, 2020


(Paul Mikula. Pic: The Berea Mail)

Paul Mikula, director and founder of Phansi Museum in Durban, has released his latest newsletter.

“2019 was a year full of action and streamlining, leaving us with a more efficient and focused operation.

We would now like to be known as the Ubuntu Cultural Centre @ The Phansi. The Ubuntu Art Museum provides inspiration and entry to the project.

Our educational projects dealing with schools and the public are housed within a section we call the Africademy.

We anticipate that the Resource Centre, presently squashed in on the first floor of the museum in order to make room for the African Art Centre will get its own generous space and include an Innovation Centre where we will grow ideas and products that will encourage and enable those who are inspired by the ubuntuArt museum to venture out and about into the areas where their ancestors roamed and who made the amazing artworks in the collections. We hope to discover much talent and provide the underpinning skills to enable those who ‘get their jobs from God’ to make a living and inspire others.

In order to achieve our objectives, we need the support of the government and the buy-in and commitment of the private sector.

To that end, we are about to issue a Prospectus that outlines our offer. It is all in place and we are ready to fly.

Please don’t forget your annual and monthly donations and help to expand our circle of friends and partners.

Let us hope that 2020 will be a more caring and sharing world.”

Phansi Museum is situated at 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, Durban. Phone 031 206 2889 or email: