Thobani Ncapayi, 31. On treatment.

CCAC #: 0471
Artwork title: Thobani Ncapayi, 31. On treatment.
Artist(s): Gideon Mendel
Year made: 2003
Artwork type: Photography
Medium: Photographic print on perspex.
Dimensions (mm): 44.5 x 243
Framed dimensions (in mm): 44.5 x 243
Artwork series: The Harsh Divide
Source: Donated by the artist
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

Thobani was the first patient on the waiting list for antiretroviral treatment as part of a pilot project in Khayelitsha in 2001. When he first heard he was HIV-positive, there was no AIDS education and the clinics sent him home to die. ARVs restored his health and life and he became involved in the Treatment Action Campaign's activism.

CCAC 438130

Photographer: Unrecorded
Photo copyright: Consult with CCT curatorial team

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NOTE: The process of photographing artworks in the CCAC is underway - we are currently working to improve image quality and display on the CMS but have included internal reference photos for identification purposes in the interim.