I think its power lies in its ability to carry a visual message that transcends the barriers of language and culture in a country as diverse as South Africa. It can evoke empathy within the viewer and bring awareness to the various social issues that we face in this country.
Art, in so many different ways, can empower the most vulnerable members of our society. It connects across many different cultures and engages in our shared values. It's a brilliant medium for educating society on different societal issues faced daily, and through education it can assist in creating opportunities.
Art is something that is meant to move or inspire people, even if it's a banana peel duct tape to a wall. Every piece of art/design in whatever form has a story to tell.It starts a conversation, stirs up a feeling, gets you thinking and questioning your perceptions/outlook on matters compared to others. So art can be used to create awareness about current social issues in South Africa especially against women, it cannot show you what to do, but it can provoke something within to push people to take action or make a change about issues. Could be the first step to planting that seed of change.