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Reframing assumptions about ‘African art’
A young illustrator who celebrates international influences rather than confined fidelity.
Black Coffee’s penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty.
A 20-something designer with additional PR and event coordination chops.
Desireé Noxolo Gumede
This young designer celebrates the impact that graphic design has on our perspectives of life.
This fashion designer is doing a little bit more with the everyday textile.
Nokubonga Charmane Mbambo
A freelance illustrator who embraces Eastern influences to reflect a more inclusive South African aesthetic.
A textile designer with inspiration drawn from Japanese anime and gaming culture.
This jewellery designer rethinks the role of the bead.
A budding fashion designer with a keen interest in the figurative meaning of colours.
This student is gaining momentum in the industry despite a lack of experience.
New and bold furniture designs from Siyanda Mbele
South African interior designer Siyanda Mbele unveils new work.
Siphesihle Lwazi Mshibe
This student has innovative ideas about home and office design.
This fashion designer focusses on textile experimentation and unusual childrenswear.
This entrepreneur believes individuality can be affirmed by owning one of his unique pieces of clothing.
Love Imvelo: Art on the walls of Durban
Durban creative Wesley van Eeden takes his illustrative craft outside.
The stories clothes can tell
Shwe – The Wearable Library makes it their mission to bring to life the invisible stories behind the garments we wear.
The Shauna Neill brand ethos is deeply rooted in the desire to create accessories which appeal to contemporary women who want something unique and considered.
New device reduces the risk of HIV
This vaginal ring could dramatically reduce the risk of HIV in women.
Twenty Journey’s "The Journeymen" opens in Durban
Made from the footage of their 24 000 kilometre adventure, the film promises to be both heart-breaking and beautiful.
We Design Conference Durban calls for a national spatial revolution
The first We Design Conference in Durban, South Africa calls for radical transformation of South Africa's cities, towns and villages.
Street art and energy inform Kronk’s Zakifo redesign
The Zakifo Musik Festival comes to Durban, South Africa with a look inspired by culture, street art and energy.
Helen Borg’s illustrations prove that a little bit of cheek goes a long way
Using a handful of quirk and a pinch of cheek, Helen Borg’s illustrations question and mock the pleasures and emotions surrounding desire in our society.
Surfing into the future on a more eco-friendly board
Surfing might be seen as the environments greenest sport, but building a board has its environmental cost.
Luhandra Vorstman is the founder and designer of homeware brand Elle Kay Fabrics.
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