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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.
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.
The illustrator colouring streets and founding zines.
Film and Photography
Furniture and homeware designer
Nicole Du Toit
A 25-year-old illustrator inspired by cartoons like Dragon Ball Z, Felix the Cat and more.
A budding photographer who uses her work to uplift women of colour.
This young, multifaceted creative hopes to gain skills and then give back.
Taz Watson designs jewellery that is gentle on the Earth
The architecture graduate aims to change things up on the Cape Town creative scene
This Durban-born, Cape Town based designer works in both fashion and interior design.
What can AI do for you?
Daniel Ting Chong uses creative coding to create collaborative artwork for Design Indaba 2019.
Tech innovations that make dealing with mental illness a little bit easier
We take a look at the interesting ways design can assist with some of the symptoms associated with mental illness.
Mapitso Thaisi talks culture, fashion and recognising Africa's impact
The designer showcased her Basotho inspired swimwear as part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme in 2018.
On being a young creative dealing with mental health
We spoke to past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives to unpack the way creativity and mental health co-exist in their lives.
Graphic designer extraordinaire, Tony Brook, on his studio’s creative journey
The founder of Spin Studio shares his creative wisdom with the Design Indaba audience.
Morag Myerscough's Design Indaba installation brings vibrant colour to two Cape Town schools
Design Indaba worked with stakeholders including SeeSawDo on two projects giving a second life to the Embrace the Unknown installation.
Advice from past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives
Here's what illustrator Daniel Ting Chong, director Anthony Silverston, artist Paul Senyol and furniture designer Neil Grantham have to say.
These five creative women are using fashion, food and more to challenge and inspire
This Women’s Month, we take a look back at some of the fiercely creative women who have graced the Design Indaba stage.
Design Indaba x Radisson Blu Hotel
Design Indaba Conference 2018 delegates can take advantage of this special accommodation offer
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