A Few South Africans: Virginia Mngoma

CCAC #: 0324
Artwork title: A Few South Africans: Virginia Mngoma
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 Albie Sachs who purchased from artist
Year acquired: 1996
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

Thokozile Virginia Mngoma was a member of the African National Congress who helped to organise the noteworthy 1957 Alexandra bus boycott in Johannesburg, sparked by an increase in bus fares. For three months people did not catch buses: they walked, or rode bicycles. The boycott worked – the fares did not go up.

CCAC 428046

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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