Art is once again at the centre of controversy.
Artist Ayanda Mabulu has sparked outrage with a crude painting that depicts a nude President Jacob Zuma seemingly enjoying an act of group sex. It has been slammed as pornographic and tasteless.
But in Joburg, art of a different form is making a powerful statement. Graffiti artists make their mark on walls across the city, spray-painting murals that communicate silent, sometimes confusing, but strong messages. Street art, once seen as a nuisance, has been embraced by major cities like Melbourne and Berlin as part of their cityscapes – and as legitimate art. Photographer Elizabeth Sejake captured a few murals in and around the City of Gold