The Drum journalist was a rare woman in a male-dominated world. Her autobiography has now been published after her death.
‘A camera is more powerful than an AK47,’ said the veteran photojournalist, who was also famous for his jazz photos.
Abundantly talented and flawed, apartheid-era writer Can Themba wasn’t afraid to put his body on the line for a story.
Her celebration of black life, black beauty and black humanity through her films and music was subversive.
Clay figurines of musicians, made in the 1930s, are being exhibited along with a new film of actual musicians playing the traditional instruments.