Mandalorian mural
Photo Credit: DBongz

Star Wars fans in Jozi got a treat from outer space recently thanks to street artist DBongz’s epic Mandalorian mural—the artist uplifting SA through art one can at a time.


Johannesburg, South Africa (30 March, 2023) — In case you missed it, Johannesburg street artist DBongz Mahlati makes some pretty epic art. From incredible murals breathing life into industrial areas, to surfboard-art that raised much-needed funds for our oceans, DBongz is usually up to some sort of greatness. And, his latest Star Wars-inspired Mandalorian mural is no exception.

Turning walls into wonders is what DBongz does best. His vibrant hyper-realistic style will make you do a double-take and wonder how the heck he managed to do it all with a few cans of spray paint and some acrylic.

Starting off his career as a street artist 15 years ago, DBongz knows his unconventional canvases well. But, his Mandalorian mural is more than just an ode to out-of-this-world skills—it’s splashed with South African flair.

Bright colours, beads and beauty all made the Mandalorian a little more Mzansi. Even its wording, ‘This is the Way’ —the Mandalorian catchphrase from the show— holds a little something for SA.

When asked what he would like the public to take away from the mural, DBongz said: 

“There is always a Way to make anything happen, especially what seems hard!”

However, the Mandalorian Mural likely isn’t the first time his art has been on your radar. Over the years, DBongz has uplifted his community through art countless times. He was part of the Newtown Revitalisation Project, has teamed up with Wavescape, and also has entire portfolio of the art he’s dedicated to community development.

Walk Through His Streets

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Dbongz created the art in anticipation of Disney’s the Mandalorian’s season 3 which aired this March.You can visit it in Rosebank at Kingsmead College on Oxford Road.

Taking a leaf from his book, here’s to always leaving a place a little more beautiful than we found it.

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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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