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The quiet ambassador of African design
22 Jul 14
Meet Mugendi M'Rithaa, the Kenyan educator and activist who has been working behind the scenes to promote the power of design in Africa.
Designer Q&A: Jaco Haasbroek
21 Jul 14
Did you know? Cape Town-based illustrator Jaco Haasbroek drew 170 new icons to represent the facts on the inside of the Chappies bubblegum wrapper.
Fashion takes flight
17 Jul 14
Two New Yorkers started an ethical fashion line made in Ghana – and found more opportunity to do good on the ground.
Brothers from another time
13 Jul 14
At face value Laurie and Gary Holmes come off like a pair of ’60s California throwbacks. But take a closer look and you might see the future of surfing.
Q&A: Thebe Ikalafeng
7 Jul 14
We chat to one of Africa's leading brand gurus about his appointment to the jury of the Red Dot Communication Design Awards.
Inside Out: Robin Rhode & Mpumelelo Mcata (BLK JKS)
29 Jun 14
"Could we live here?” South African visual artist Robin Rhode chats to BLK JKS guitarist Mpumelelo Mcata over Skype about life in three major capitals.
Inside Out: Spoek Mathambo & Xander Ferreira
28 Jun 14
Over a Skype call, South African musicians Spoek Mathambo and Xander Ferreira (Gazelle) talk about the changing landscape of making music in South Africa.
Inside Out: Peet Pienaar and Heidi Chisholm
27 Jun 14
Graphic designers Peet Pienaar and Heidi Chisholm talk about Africa's connection to their work and living abroad.
Inside Out: Andrew Whitehouse & Matthew Bull
26 Jun 14
Two South African admen move to New York to start an agency. The punchline? Why not.
Inside Out: Don Albert & Amanda Laird Cherry
25 Jun 14
Two great South African creative exports – an architect and a fashion designer – discuss the challenges of flexing their creative muscles on the world stage.
Designer Q&A: Matthew Olckers
23 Jun 14
This graffiti enthusiast turns his fascination with the art into a book capturing the often fleeting artworks and stories behind them.
18 Jun 14
The love for a warm nostalgic glow from the past inspired Hoi P'loy to import vintage lighting accessories to South Africa.
Clementina van der Walt
12 Jun 14
Step into the studio of Clementina van der Walt – a ceramicist in search of meaning through making.
Designer Q&A: Marije Vogelzang
9 Jun 14
Marije Vogelzang tells us about her favourite food memories and what it entails to be an "eating designer".
A new kind of business
3 Jun 14
South African furniture designer Haldane Martin chats to Design Indaba about how he has adapted his business through a shift in focus and new collaborations.
Design for a better life
19 May 14
With 12 more days till the deadline for the Better Living Challenge, Design Indaba chats to project manager Fran Cox about why you should enter.
19 May 14
CHGO DSGN is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of Chicago's leading designers by curated by Rick Valicenti.
Designs on Zimbabwe
15 May 14
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is hosting its first design exhibition that surveys contemporary design across the country. Design Indaba chats to the curator.
A sense of Africa in the air
25 Apr 14
Leading global travel and transport design consultancy Priestmangoode has designed a new interior identity for South African Airways.
8 Apr 14
Cape Town-based Cécile & Boyd might be renowned and awarded for their high-end lodges and hotels but it is their Foundation project that is the real winner.
1 Apr 14
ICT entrepreneur and founder of ReKindle Learning Rapelang Rabana talks to Design Indaba about how mobile and internet access can shape the future of Africa.
25 Mar 14
Graham Reynolds has written scores for trash trucks, designed sound for meals and at Design Indaba Conference 2014 he gave the audience a Texas soundtrack.
89plus | Jody Brand
23 Mar 14
Another Africa's Missla Libsekal chats to 89plus artist Jody Brand after her presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
89plus | Haroon Gunn-Salie
22 Mar 14
Another Africa's Missla Libsekal chats to 89plus artist Haroon Gunn-Salie after his presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
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