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Monday, September 14, 2020


(Zanele Mashinini. Photos by Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

To celebrate the re-opening of Phansi Museum, the organisation has installed an impressive exhibition by well-known and widely celebrated artists: Zanele Mashinini and Derrick Nxumalo. See Nxumalo's 18-meter long Maskandi painting taking shape. “It is an honour to have their work in our space,” say Phansi organisers.

Mashinini is a founder member of African Musicians against HIV/AIDS (AMAHA), was Project Manager for Arts for Life, and Business Development Manager in a publishing outfit. He is presently a Board Member of Ubuntu at Phansi Museum. The Mother of all Mothers artwork is a piece donated to Ubuntu Phansi Museum for its outreach projects. The proceeds will benefit predominantly women crafters in need of setting up sustainable businesses.


(Derrick Nxumalo. Photo by Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

Nxumalo was born in Dumisa, KwaZulu-Natal. A former gardener, miner and waiter, he added politician in 2003, when he was elected as a Councillor for the district of Dududu in KwaZulu-Natal. Nxumalo has participated in exhibitions in South Africa and abroad. 

His work is held in numerous collections including Anglo Vaal Corporation, South African Breweries, The Durban Art Gallery, University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Witwatersrand.

Phansi Museum is situated at 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, in Durban.

Contact the museum on 031 206 2889 or email or visit