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Thursday, November 16, 2023


 BUZZART23 is loading and preparations are well underway at the KZNSA Gallery! They offer a launch party this Friday, November 17 2023, at 17h30 for 18h00.

“We're looking forward to a festive Friday night as we celebrate the opening of Durban's biggest local-only Christmas market. The Arts Cafe will serve a special BUZZART23 menu, available only for the festive season - you don't want to miss out!” say the organisers.

The 2023 KZNSA Annual Members' Exhibition will open in the Park Gallery and patrons will get an opportunity to. revisit some of the highlights of the 2023 exhibition calendar in the Mezzanine gallery.


Reggi Xaba is a seasoned footwear designer and innovator with over two decades of experience, celebrated for his global impact in the fashion industry.

BUZZART23's MADE collection spotlights Reggi Xaba's Lighthouse Footwear and Zetu Shoes. Renowned for iFele sandals and the Num-NUM-NUM children's range, his global acclaim includes accolades like Best Fashion Innovator in 2015.


BUZZART23 MADE spotlights Amanda Laird who her label, Amanda Laird Cherry (ALC) in 1996. ALC advocates for sustainability and ethical practices. Though now designed by Brendan Sturrock, Cherry's vision prevails, earning accolades like the 2022 FIASA Lifetime Achievement Award and 2019 Fashion Designer of the Year at the World Fashion Awards. A pioneer in showcasing at South African Fashion Weeks, Menswear Weeks, and global events, ALC promotes environmental and social awareness through its collections.


Introducing Kudakwashe Dzemwa, a KZN-based stone sculptor showcased in BUZZART23's MADE collection. Hailing from Harare, Zimbabwe, his artistic journey began at ten, inspired by his uncle, Saviour Mukomberanwa. Dzemwa's work delves into themes of pain, the soul's meaning, religious beliefs, sexuality, and the resilience inherent in the pursuit of survival.


Unveiling the dynamic Rofhiwa Nesemare in BUZZART23 MADE! Founder of MR.N Designs since 2018, this visionary Durban-based graphic designer (b. 1993) crafts pieces inspired by life's nuances, history, and nature. Nesemare's creations aim not only to adorn but to transform—altering the world, attitudes, behaviors, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Get ready to experience a revolutionary fusion of art and purpose!


Shop the exquisite new range at BUZZART23



In 2010, an assessment of the visual arts in South Africa was released, providing the most comprehensive picture to date. It covered the number of people employed in the visual arts, the average annual income of those working in the field, and the contribution of the visual arts to South Africa's GDP. The assessment also highlighted the location of South Africa's visual arts infrastructure and revealed that artists predominantly gather in cities. Notably, paintings and drawings emerged as highly popular mediums. Watch the 2010 DSAC survey results here:


Access to KZNSA special events & activities

Eligibility to submit work to the annual KZNSA Members’ Competition (with great prizes for winners)

10% discount at the Arts Cafe

Voting on KZNSA matters at the AGM

​Eligibility to stand as a KZNSA Council member

A complimentary glass of wine/juice at selected exhibition openings

Annual membership is affordable:

Adult R250; Student R100; Senior (65 and older) R100 and Family (up to 4 members) R400


KZNSA - KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban. Phone 031 277 1705 or visit