The eThekwini Municipality has stopped work on the Three Elephant installation it contracted sculptor Andries Botha to do based on the political interpretation of this work by the local African National Congress. This action is a marked departure from the freedoms that the citizens of the Republic of South Africa have afforded artists to express themselves without fear of political interference.
Concerned Durbanites are calling for respect for Freedom of Artistic Expression, and respect for Section 16 of the Bill of Rights. To this end, a 'Yellow Ribbon' campaign has been launched.
YELLOW RIBBON CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF DURBAN ARTIST ANDRIES BOTHA'S 3 ELEPHANT SCULPTURE
----Sunday 31st July----8-9 am----
Come and show your support by signing your name on a yellow ribbon which will be attached to the green shade cloth surrounding the hidden sculpture.
The elephants can be found as you head down the N3, keeping the DUT fields on your left. The freeway splits into the new flyover and the older ground level road. On the island between the two roads, the elephantsare surrounded by green shadecloth. For those who can't make it down there on Sunday morning, the KZNSA Shop also has a ribbon and will collect signatures here.
Visit the Facebook page about this HERE
Go to the Human Elephant Organisation website HERE