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Path of the Upright: Spiritual identity woven into textile design
Stefania Morland tells us why she nominated this artwork for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
A Cape Town art gallery is shifting perspectives on animation as fine art
A look inside an animation-focussed art platform in Cape Town that was inspired by a sense of not belonging.
Mighty Ndebele: The cyborg girl of gold
Aidan Bennetts tells us why he nominated this sculpture for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
GetSmarter makes online study as a working professional easier
We take a closer look at the high-touch learning platform started by upcoming Design Indaba Conference 2018 speakers, Rob and Sam Paddock.
Identity: History and triumph in handwriting
Albie Sachs tells us why he nominated this design for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
Petite Noir on Bra Hugh's influence and the limitless nature of African creativity
“He said something – not a lot of artists say much, they’re just entertainers. Bra Hugh used his music as a weapon."
“Philanderer” brooch: Jewellery that tells a different story
Claudette Schreuders tells us why she nominated this handcrafted piece of jewellery for Most Beautiful Object In South Africa 2018.
Vote now for The Most Beautiful Object In South Africa 2018
Our search for a South African object that challenges the very definition of beauty has begun – take a look at this year’s 10 contenders!
#DIonenightonly: Here's what to expect at Design Indaba's free public opening
One of you could win double tickets to Nightscape at Design Indaba on 22-23 February!
We delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of saltwater desalination
Is reverse osmosis the best answer for Cape Town’s water scarcity crisis?
Cape Town architect Ilze Wolff is up for emerging architect of the year award
Wolff's work is as concerned with social transformation as it is with documenting Cape Town's architectural heritage.
Nightscape at Design Indaba will be an urban night festival to remember
From pop-up galleries, exhibitions, exclusive music performances and food experiences, we have something for everyone!
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Hugh Masekela in conversation with Stewart Levine
#DIarchives: In 2011 Hugh Masekela sat down with long-time collaborator American producer, Stewart Levine to discuss his career on the Design Indaba stage.
Get to know the entrepreneurs and business partners behind popular learning platform, GetSmarter.
40 South African creatives to watch
Curious as to what Cape Town’s creative scene might look like in years to come? Look no further.
The designer is here to reinvent and represent.
Leah Bessa incorporates insects into delicious foods.
Stephanie Mzee has taken on visual art as a cultural statement.
Jessica Middleton a Cape Town-based illustrator is currently making moves in the industry.
Minenhle Siphesihle Ntuli
Minenhle Ntuli is a versatile creative known for photography, graphic design and architecture.
A Capetonian designer and artist who sees every aspect of life as an opportunity to create.
A quiet activist who speaks volumes about race, sexuality and identity through his work.
Kayla Shaban is a 22 year old Industrial product designer who is getting ready to take over the design and business world.
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The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
• Duration: 00:10:57
18 Jun 18
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
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