Nelson Mandela Foundation


Kukude Lapho Sivelakhona: The life and times of Jonas Gwangwa, is an exhibition that pays tribute to Jonas Gwangwa. It is a collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Market Theatre, independent researchers Elinor Sisulu and Sam Shakong, and the Gwangwa family.

The exhibition explores the life and times of Jonas Gwangwa as a composer, songwriter and musician during the apartheid era. It also depicts his personal life, and deals with his contribution to the role of arts, culture and performance in the liberation struggle against apartheid and its impact in the post-apartheid era.

The exhibition started at the Market Theatre in August and ran until mid-December 2011.

It is currently hosted at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.