Themba Creations – Emerging Artists


This community based initiative supports women who are seamstresses & crocheters. They operate in Middelrus and specialise in Shweshwe products. Their work can be viewed at Lions River Trading Post.

The Midlands Meander Association was created some 36 years ago on a foundation of arts and crafts and we continue to find hidden talent within the region. In 2014, the Emerging Artist/Crafter Project began with the first three previously disadvantaged artists and crafters and was funded by the N3 Toll Concession.

The project has since grown to include eight Emerging Artists and Crafters representing 40 families within the KZN Midlands Meander boundaries. An Info Centre and Gallery to display and sell their products was opened at the Mandela Capture Site which used to see between 15 and 20 tourist buses visiting the site on a weekly basis.  Unfortunately, this was forced to close its doors in December 2020 due to the pandemic, lock down, no international visitors and decreased numbers to the Mandela Capture Site. Our Emerging Artists and Crafters work is now available at one of our Midlands Meander Association member establishments, Lions River Trading Post.

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Nelson Mandela Capture Site


-29.46530270366, 30.172038507278

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