Bottomup Arts & Activism

South Africa has a long history of combining art and activism, from wearing black sashes as a sign of mourning (mourning a corrupt apartheid regime) to Desmond Tutu’s purple robes, symbolic of the Purple Rain protest of 1989. It is Miriam Makeba’s “Aluta Continua” which reminds us of the struggle that continues, while Abdullah Ibrahim’s […]


Chess Success

Each year Bottomup’s chess initiative continues to grow and gain momentum. Growth in the chess project is always exciting because it helps children (and teens) to develop a healthy self-concept and self-esteem and teaches them to problem-solve instead of acting impulsively. This year kids in our programme have already achieved the following: Mia (u9) – Western […]