Dianne is one of the most prolific and outspoken Human Rights Activists in South Africa today, and has been the recipient of no less than 6 Humanitarian Awards including the “Clarins Eau Dynamisante Woman of the Year 2004 “, Top 100 women of SA award 2005, and the coveted South African Hero Award 2006.
Just like Africa itself, Dianne is a study in contrasts. Armed with an Honour’s degree in Psychology, a BA in Philosophy and Psychology, Dianne is also a Sangoma, an African Shaman as well as an alternative healer, having studied many different healing modalities including Acupuncture and Reiki.
Dianne Lang is the author of “Saving Mandela’s Children’, a true and harrowing account of events that transpired during two of the most traumatic and invigorating years of her life. It started when three very ill young black African children were left on her doorstep, dying of AIDS and in great need of food, shelter and love. It ended with Dianne fleeing for her life, turning to England for exile.
These are some of the photographs she took during her years of caring for abandoned, neglected and abused children.