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Artist Profile


Born in Cala in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

I came to Cape Town to further my studies and things didn’t go as I planned. I then came across ladies who were doing beadwork here in Site C. I sat with them and learned how to do beadwork.

Let’s hear from Lungiswa:

How did you find out about Monkeybiz?
I was introduced to Liwalaphakade Community Centre and joined other ladies there who were working for Monkeybiz. I started beading for Monkeybiz since 2004 till today.

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
Since I started beadwork, I haven’t had any other jobs other than I sell chips and sweets from my house.

What’s your strongest memory of your childhood!
I liked playing soccer with boys and my mother didn’t like that, because I should’ve be helping her with housework.

Lungiswa Sitshaya

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