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How we used computers to figure out drugs that can beat drug-resistant TB
Ruben Cloete, a Lecturer in Bioinformatics at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, talks smart healthcare.
South African icon Thandiswa Mazwai joins the Design Indaba 2019 lineup
Affectionately known as King Tha, the award winning musician uses her craft for activism.
Doctor turned designer Kgahlego Kewana talks us through her unlikely path
The Emerging Creative will exhibit her work at the Design Indaba Festival among more than 40 up-and-coming South African talents.
Artist, activist, performer
How theatre helps to explore a city's identity
Researcher Alex Halligey explores the importance of making and knowing theatre in South Africa.
4 graphic designers exhibiting at Design Indaba 2019
Watch out for articles like this one in the lead up to the annual Emerging Creatives exhibition, a smorgasbord of young South African talent.
How African cities can harness green technologies for growth and jobs
The value of green technologies and systems is that they are largely decentralised or semi-decentralised.
8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion
Come watch these young designers exhibiting their work at Design Indaba 2019.
Five killer Design Indaba Conference talks you should watch
From graphic designer Natasha Jen to architect Francis Kéré, here are our top 5 Design Indaba Conference talks.
Creatives that shape cultural narratives
These Design Indaba 2019 speakers are using their wells of creativity to define culture in a myriad of magical ways. Here's some who you can see next year.
From scrap to robot: This unlikely creation is one man's livelihood
I’ve always been good with my hands, says South Africa's “Robot Man”.
Emerging Creative Chad Hanning on the importance of street art
He is set to exhibit his work at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference among 49 other South African up-and-coming creatives.
Mapping the complexity of access and ethics in Johannesburg
We fail to think of residents, particularly if they happen to be poor, as full and complex human beings whose passions and needs morph over time
Putting service delivery in the hands of the people
Graduate designer Nicole Nomsa Moyo envisions a way to empower people to build for themselves.
The interior designer turned jewellery designer
The creative using her craft to tell stories about herself and those around her.
The illustrator colouring streets and founding zines.
Phenyo Melody Madiba
Phenyo uses pyrography (the art of decorating wood with burn marks) to create art.
Suzan Mbhali Manzini
The illustrator and design celebrating self-love
Mpho Mphaga is carving a name for himself on the South African interior design scene.
This Pretoria-born illustrator is working to make stories more accessible to readers.
Luthando is an illustrator and designer with a passion for technology.
Rolecia Janse van Rensburg
The interior and product designer sees things on the quirkier side of life.
Fashion and accessory designer
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