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Custodian of secrets Sinomonde Ngwane turns strangers' confessions into art
We spoke to the South African graphic designer and illustrator Sinomonde Ngwane about her popular #DearDiarySeries and more.
Puzzle game reimagines informal settlements
Vukuzenzele is a digital puzzle game that uses the concept of re-blocking to reimagine the layout of an informal settlement, granting access to basic services.
What would the Black Panthers wear if they were revived in 2017?
We spoke to South African streetwear designer Julian Kubel about his latest, panthers-inspired range.
Fearless street culture with graphic designer Richard Horne
The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme is all about uncovering rare talent among the youth of South Africa.
People who stalk us on Instagram: Ellsphee
This week, we spoke to multidisciplinary artist Ellsphee after he tipped us off to his genius by tagging us repeatedly on Instagram.
We caught up with graphic artist Leigh Le Roux
South African graphic designer uses emotive illustrations to tell the stories of ordinary people.
New film "Mixed Space" takes on flawed racial categories in South Africa
The colonial project mangled the way we see race, changing the way we see ourselves.
Love Story: A tale of refugees featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore
Forced migration is a recurring theme at this year's Venice Biennale. An installation in the South Africa pavilion interrogates empathy.
Not here for men
3 Must-see music videos addressing the abuse of women.
Rich Mnisi merges film with fashion
Check out this cinematic lookbook for Rich Mnisi's latest trans-seaonal collection Xingelengele.
Three creatives on the power of storytelling in any medium
In these interviews, we speak to creatives across the spectrum of storytelling to prove that the worldwide pastime is no longer bound by the medium.
Talking drawing, performance and artistic ownership with the irrepressible Robin Rhode
The visual artist explains the thinking behind his show-stopping Design Indaba 2017 performance.
Out on the town with young, South African creatives
19 minutes in total, this documentary is all about collabs in SA’s burgeoning creative scene.
International film festivals can’t get enough of this South African film
Krotoa, scheduled for release in South Africa in August this year, tackles an underrepresented history.
UNina Afrika: The totemic light sculpture
This design emulates the act of carrying heavy goods on one’s head.
Independent Graphic Designer
Call it what you want, says Olafur Eliasson, good design is about the consequences
Every Wednesday we’ll be dropping some footage of the creatives who lit up Design Indaba 2017.
Freshlyground’s music video calls out South Africa’s lack of leadership
The band’s latest is a pointed address at South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.
Songs To Play at My Funeral
It’s not as macabre as it sounds.
SOFT: A gender non-conforming take on vulnerability
We spoke to Zara Julius, the photographer behind an eye-opening take on vulnerability in the lives of gender non-conforming people of colour.
Zandile Tisani’s upcoming web series People You May Know resonates with a global audience
The South African series was recently nominated at a premier international festival
Marianne Fassler’s latest lookbook is #FASSLERFABULOUS
Check out the newest editorial from the South African fashion label.
The twisted and wonderful illustrations of Shaun Hill
“It’s not so important to try to find inspiration, but rather to grab it when it comes naturally.”
Redefining golf with visual artist Imraan Christian and friends
This short film follows a crew of South African creatives exploring their connection to their city.
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