Obett Motaung is an artist, academic and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Wits University awarded him for making the best postgraduate film.
Motaung’s vision is to support others to excel and attain their own wish fulfilment. “I want to be the wings that others use to go out there to reach for their dreams,” he says. He would advise his younger self to stay focused and be brave enough to overcome whatever obstacles may arise.
His work is focused on those who are on the margins of society. He is driven by a hunger to learn about the world in order to better himself.
He believes his biggest mistake is thinking he was too young to be in certain spaces, but now he sees that young people need to be represented, and should speak up and be heard.
“Always keep at it — never give up.”