The painter David Koloane has a very important voice both in the South African art world and in South African society. He devotes himself to fostering and encouraging the talents of young artists. Both in his art and in social aspects he concentrates his attention, also in present-day South Africa, on the tenacity and the resourcefulness of people. He taught at the Johannesburg Art Foundation, the only art academy which was open to black students during the years of apartheid, and he was the stimulator of many of the workshops which offered an opportunity to black artists under apartheid. Both in his art and in social aspects he concentrates his attention, also in present-day South Africa, on the tenacity and resourcefulness of people. David Koloane´s respected views are drawn from a long and persistent involvement with the making of art against his background. His unwavering focus upon areas of life easily disregarded indicates that he has kept the humility of a survivor, while constantly developing his own outstanding talents as one of South Africa’s leading painters.