Buyaphi University: A statement on free education

“Healing is a continuous process – we had that in mind when we put out those images,” says the founding father of Buyaphi University, Buyaphi Mdledle. The 53-year-old veteran photographer is gesturing in direction of a photograph exhibition he and a bunch of his college students put up exterior a store that was looted and vandalised throughout the July unrest, which affected components of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal earlier this year. What started as a spur-of-the second project seven years in the past with curious neighbourhood youngsters, has culminated in a type of everlasting artwork set up that additionally serves as a spot of “free learning and thinking”…

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