Director and CEO, Dr. Narissa Ramdhani addressed delegates  at the 2nd National Conference of the South African Cultural Observatory on The Creative Economy and Development.  The conference was held at the Turbine Hall, Johannesburg from 24-26 May 2017. Her address was entitled.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Rural Industrialisation and Development: Successes for Ifa Lethu in the Creative Economy of South Africa.        
Brand Ambassador of Ifa Lethu, Michael Selekane, joined Dr. Ramdhani as a co-presenter at the Cultural Observatory National Conference in May 2017. 

         

Edward Maqwacha Miya is our featured artist (fashion designer) for this quarter.  Edward has been fortunate to have participated in the Ifa Lethu Creative Entrepreneurship training and Mentoring programmes the Ditlabeng Municipality(Clarens) of the Free State Province in 2016-2017.

 

Layziehound Coka

Born and raised in Bilanyoni, Zululand, Layziehound Coka attended Bilanyoni Primary School, then Inkamana Catholic High School in Vryheid, 1995, and graduated high school at Sinethemba Agricultural and Technical High School in 2000. His art training began at Boksburg College, followed by the then Pretoria Technikon in 2003 studying enineering. In 2005 he attended Artist Proof Studio until 2007 doing printmaking.

Layzie has participated in number of group exhibitions and few solo exhibitions. He has also exhibited in public and private spaces and in commercial galleries. Before his training at Artist Proof Studios, he was teaching drawing in his studio at home.

Layziehound shows great versatility and ability to create striking and different artworks, using mainly charcoal and pastel and oil on canvas. Lazy has started amassing a following of local and international collectors and with the last few years creating a feeling in the art world as one to watch. It goes without saying that layzie has an exciting career ahead of him. Ifa Lethu is proud name him as our current Artist of the Month - you can contact Layzie through our offices.

It is only a matter of time before people are saying "I wish I bought his works back then!’’.

          

          

          

Ifa Lethu completed two further projects nationally in recent months.  They included the Creative Entrepreneurial Project Phase 2 in Clarens, Free State and the Arts and Craft Beneficiation Project for the Cradle of Humankind (COH)  World Heritage Site, the latter being the Foundation’s flagship project for 2016-2017.