My name is Litemba Mpambani and i come from the Eastern Cape. This place is not only my home but is unfortunately the province that has the highest amount of violence against women. Did you know that according to research, 60% of the men who live in the Eastern Cape will admit to having abused a women , this means that if there are 7 million people living in this province, 2.1 million of the men who live here have acted violently against a women, amusing that men make up half of the population. This is an alarming rate, it is in fact disgusting.
What myself and 7 of my friends would like to do is walk across the the Eastern Cape documenting the lives of the women who live in this province especially those in the rural areas, in an attempt to try gather an understanding about how it is that they feel about issues such as gender equality and gender based violence. We would also like to get to immerse ourselves in the culture of the rural Eatern cape and find inspiration as artists. We would also like to travel to various rural high schools here to donate sanitary pads for the girls who go there.
The footage of the experiences that will e documented on this journey of ours will then be used to create various performance and visual artworks which will be used to create an exhibition called "Nzwakazi".
The people who will be taking part in this project are:
Litemba Mpambani (visual artist and creative brand communication student)
Chelsea Pitt (information design student)
Nomathamsanca Mashiane ( political science student)
Kabelo Marumo ( Multi-media design studentand model)
Reabetswe Moyo (Aspiring fashion designer)
Katlego Ntsheng ( Marketing student)
Londeka Ginindza ( accounting student)
Tetelo Plaaitjie ( creative development student ad photographer)