A Few South Africans: Caroline Motsoaledi

CCAC #: 0321
Artwork title: A Few South Africans: Caroline Motsoaledi
Artist(s): Sue Williamson
Year made: 1984
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Photo etching / Silkscreen on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 1215 x 975
Edition: 6/35
Artwork series: A Few South Africans
Source: Donated by artist
Year acquired: 1996
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

For nearly 30 years, Caroline Motsoaledi lived apart from her husband. Working as a machinist in a Johannesburg factory, Motsoaledi brought up her seven children single-handedly. Only during factory holidays could she travel over 1400 km to see her husband Elias, one of the Rivonia Trialists imprisoned on Robben Island.

CCAC 427976

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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