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How open-source software helped end ebola in Sierra Leone
Salton Massally, CTO of iDT Labs, writes about how open-source software helped fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and what this can mean for West Africa.
Emoji keyboard highlights the plight of refugees
Virtual emoji keyboard lets the social media generation show they care about the plight of refugees.
Yangon Bakehouse upskills Myanmese women to start their own businesses
A coffee shop in Yangon empowers disadvantaged women in Myanmar with its food and beverage training programme.
The rise of tech and innovation in Africa
The tech and startup scene in Africa is burgeoning. Now innovation is being taught in schools, with the help of the LEGO Education Innovation Studios.
The Drinkable Book can provide clean drinking water for a year
The pages of The Drinkable Book, developed by Dr Theresa Dankovitch, work as safe water filters and provide the vital information on waterborne diseases.
Know the user, know the magic, connect the two
Steve Vranakis, executive creative director of Google Creative Lab, shows us how Google is taking the brand beyond the browser.
These astronauts-cum-farmers have grown the first vegetables in space
According to these “space farmers”, the first vegetables ever grown, harvested and eaten in space are quite delicious.
Michael Murphy: Training African architects is one of the most important needs of our time
Architecture can help bring about wholesale change in Africa, one building at a time, says the founder of MASS Design Group, Michael Murphy.
Just don’t call us Afrofuturist
Tegan Bristow, the curator behind the Goodman Gallery's "Post African Futures" exhibition, is on a mission to discover Africa's many cultures of technology.
Inspired Luxe launches online global marketplace
Entrepreneur Denise Bradley-Tyson presents handcrafted luxury curated from a global array of master artists, beginning with those from South Africa.
5 design projects saving the oceans
Today – World Oceans Day – we celebrate the ocean’s power to inspire and the innovative thinkers who’re protecting them.
Christine Eyene curates exhibition on African music's fraught relationship with the West
"All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm", an exhibition curated by Christine Eyene, brings together video, sound, animation, music and dance.
Southern Guild at Design Miami/Basel 2015
The South African gallery Southern Guild has put together a collection that bristles with raw texture.
An interview with one of the world's top infographic designers
Neanderthal anatomy, supercaves, albatrosses and China's Forbidden City – as an information designer, Juan Velasco says you have to understand it all.
Tracing the intersecting lines of African food
Tuleka Prah tells us why the representation of African food needs a makeover, and how she plans on doing it.
14 Artists speaking out against homophobia in Africa
Our selection from the more than 40 works by world-renowned artists that go on show in New York for the launch of Africa's Out!.
Wangechi Mutu launches Africa's Out!
Artist Wangechi Mutu rallies the art world to speak out against Africa's persecution of sexual minorities at the launch of her new creative campaign.
William Kentridge in Amsterdam, Venice, Zurich and Beijing
Five current and upcoming presentations by William Kentridge, including “More Sweetly Play the Dance”, a 45-metre-long frieze exhibited in Amsterdam.
What The Rug Company tells us about luxury today
There’s luxury in locality for the British designer rug producer, but a roster of the world’s most acclaimed designers doesn’t hurt either.
Our top 10 design projects on Kickstarter
It’s #DesignMonth on Kickstarter! We select our favourite new inventions – from a toothbrush made of bioplastic to an inside-out umbrella.
Joburg artists Hlanganani Nkambule and Melikhaya Ntlangeni’s Izikhotane-inspired cartoon touched a chord with readers this week.
ICFF Studio rounds up 11 young furniture designers
These prototypes by emerging talent from around the world will be shopped to manufacturers at this year’s ICFF Studio in New York.
8 illustrators on #NoToXenophobia
Local illustrators respond to our call for poster designs speaking out against the xenophobic attacks visited on foreign Africans this past week.
Designers breathe new life into Milan
“Liveability” seems to be a common thread among the designs on show at Milan Design Week 2015.
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