Who is Dr Esther Mahlangu?


THE woman whose works of art feature in the collections of the rich and famous, including Oprah Winfrey and John Legend, who has an honorary doctorate and who is connected with high-end brands like BMW, Rolls Royce and British Airways, is lying on her stomach, bare-footed, outside her traditional style home when I meet her.

She’s creating lines on a canvass, using traditional paint made from cow dung. The lines she’s painting are meticulous, executed with a feather for a brush.

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