The theme for the 2012 Ditikeni annual report was “Rural Work”. The original artwork represented here – charcoal on board – was drawn by artist Nkoali Nawa, who was especially commissioned by Ditikeni. The framed originals are on permanent display at Ditikeni’s offices.
Nkoali Nawa was born in the Free State goldfields area of South Africa and became a gold miner. He completed blasting training in 1991, and was a union steward , but turned to art and later obtained a diploma and degree in fine art from Technikon Free State. He has exhibited in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Welkom. He has completed commissions for the Mineworker Development Agency, the National Union of Mineworkers, the Labour Research Service, and most recently Community House, in Salt River, Cape Town.