Featured | hisnameiskhaya

Another Africa will start featuring the work of talented creators. To start off the series we feature the young and talented South African artist ‘hisnameiskhaya.’



Khayalethu Mtshali who goes by the name Khaya or his artistic moniker ‘hisnameiskhaya‘ is a young South African artist/designer/illustrator. Born in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane he went on to study multimedia design at Vega Brand Communication School in Johannesburg. Currently, he lectures in design at North West University, Potchefstroom.

Mtshali works mainly on paper in pens, markers and digital paint. As a rising talent in South Africa some of his accolades to date include a profile in MTV/Nike’s ‘Be True” Documentary [2009], named one of the top 20 young designers in South Africa by Design Indaba [2008], invitee and participant at the Adobe Reel Ideas Studio at the Cannes Film Festival [2006], Construction New Media Award by Design Indaba [2006].

To read and in-depth interview with Khaya, check out Goodness Greatness. A short quote and excerpt from Khaya about his thoughts on learning below….

“It’s always a combination of desire and practice. You learn to do something by wanting to do that thing and then doing it. I’ve had many years of good practice.” – Khayalethu Mtshali


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  • busi

    I haven’t been on this site for a while and now that you are going to start featuring the work of talented creators Africa, I’m definately going to frequent this site more . Thanks for providing a digital space for us young africans

    • http://www.anotherafrica.net Missla Libsekal

      Welcome back, hopefully this will become a weekly feature!

  • aaa

    i am extremely into art & am greatful to have found the site with original artwork to draw inspiration from. much love, alejandra.

    • http://www.anotherafrica.net Missla Libsekal

      hope you will continue to find inspiration through another africa.

  • Kentucky Art Tribe

    just stumbled upon this while searching for symbol languages. such amazing work.

  • Another Africa

    Hello Kentuky Art Tribe wonderful to read. You may also then enjoy reading the interview with designer Saki Mafundikwa which discusses this very topic :


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