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“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!
Actress and Writer.
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.
Neo Mashigo is an advertising influencer and spearhead of authentic excellence in the field.
Nightscape at Design Indaba is set to be the immersive experience of the year
The lineup includes Petite Noir, Zaki Ibrahim, Crystal Wings, DJ Steloo, Lady Venom, Alec Lomami, Guy Buttery, Shabaka and The Ancestors and more.
Flee from the real world and plunge into the magic of mystery.
This graphic designer has a playful approach to breaking design principles and having fun with every colour in the crayon box.
This graphic designer aims to reinvigorate the craft of handmade leather accessories.
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Graphic designer Natasha Jen poses six questions for design thinkers
• Duration: 00:26:22
21 Aug 18
During her Design Indaba Conference talk she expands on her thinking since declaring: Design Thinking is Bullshit.
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Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
5 Feb 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
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