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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