Bongi Bengu - Untitled, 2006
Bongi Bengu (1970–)
Lithograph, 300 x 420 mm
Donated by the MTN SA Foundation in 2020
Series: 30 Years in Soweto: From Resistance to Leadership
This work juxtaposes the horrors of the 1976 Soweto Uprising with a more optimistic mood 30 years later. A smiling police officer and excited Black learners, one's raised fist signifying resistance, are placed in front of a township riot visible through the yellow and orange-hued smoke, layering different memories and periods.