Robin Daniels

Born in 1967, he spent his early years in the suburb of Athlone, which was at the centre of much of the political turmoil that then engulfed the Western Cape. It was part of his daily life to witness street protests, political rallies and marches, often leading to skirmishes with the authorities and sometimes to violent confrontations. He was inevitably caught up in the activism of the times, but the rebellious spirit of his community was tempered in his case by religious instincts inculcated by his father, a minister of the New Apostolic Church. Today he lives more tranquilly with his wife and two sons in the suburb of Retreat, working from a studio at his house.