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SA’s first Art therapists graduate from UJ

The inaugural group of nine art therapists in South Africa graduated on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). These pioneering individuals were conferred their degrees from UJ’s Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture (FADA), marking a significant milestone in South Africa’s mental health and therapeutic practices. UJ stands at the forefront […]

UJ Choir’s “Echoes of Heritage” triumphs with double win at KykNET Fiëstas

It is with much excitement and appreciation that the University of Johannesburg‘s Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture (FADA) shares its success at the prestigious KykNET Fiëstas. Hosted in Cape Town on 7 March, Echoes of Heritage, with compositions by UJ Artist in Residence, Mbuso Ndlovu, performed by […]

27th Poetry Africa International Festival returns to Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture is proud to announce its role as the host of the Johannesburg leg of the highly anticipated 27th Poetry Africa International Festival. This esteemed festival, proudly presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is set to make a triumphant return to the City […]

Sindiso Nyoni, UJ FADA graduate- contemporary illustrator, activist and street-artist

Sindiso is an independent graphic artist, a contemporary illustrator, activist and street-artist with a BTech degree in Graphic Design from UJ’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA). His striking posters won him acclaim in the 2011 Voices of Freedom Exhibition, a collection of posters celebrating the independence of Mexico. After graduating in 2008, Sindiso […]

UJ launches Creative Microbiology Research Colab with first African Bioart exhibition

This is how the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Letlhokwa Mpedi described the Creative Microbiology Research Colab (CMRC) at the much anticipated exhibition launch held on Thursday, 20 July 2023. The CMRC is an inter-faculty collaboration dedicated to producing creative work located at the interface between microbiology, visual representation, and creative practice. […]

UJ Choir wins Best Musical Composition for Echoes of Heritage

The University of Johannesburg Choir won the Vryskitters Award for Best Musical Composition at the Vrystaat Arts Festival which took place  in Bloemfontein from 11 – 15 July 2023. The choir performed two shows of Echoes of Heritage, a production of song and dance that celebrates the significance of cattle ownership in African culture. The production […]

UJ’s Kamal Ranchod’s award-winning journey into architecture

Kamal Ranchod has come a long way since a book that illustrated the work of famous Catalan Modernism proponent Antoni Gaudi inspired him to study architecture. Kamal is a University of Johannesburg (UJ) alumnus and holds a Master of Architecture degree (2020) from UJ. His final-year thesis, ‘Hyperreal Perspicuities: Multi-Narrative Reconstructions of Modern Egypt’ saw […]