Vincent Baloyi (1954–)
After the Wedding (2006)
Lithograph, 420 x 300 mm
Donated by the MTN SA Foundation in 2020
Series: 30 Years in Soweto: From Resistance to Leadership
A newlywed couple’s gleeful faces are surrounded by cattle, referring to the practice of lobola (dowry) in African custom. A house suggests the start of their lives together. However, a tragedy is signified by two graves marked with crosses, alluding to the many youths whose lives were cut short fighting against the injustice of apartheid.