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Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
On Nathan Reddy, one of the leading design specialists in the ad industry
This week, the founder of GRID Worldwide Branding and Design, was inducted into the Loeries Creative Hall of Fame.
The Slave Calendar retells the story of South Africa’s slave trade
This award-winning campaign highlights the overlooked descendants of South Africa’s slave trade.
Cole Ndelu's arresting work tackles collective memory and the portrayal of black bodies
The Durban-based artist and photographer challenges representation with her disruptive imagery.
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.
TURNER STUDIO develops experimental textiles and garment construction techniques to create luxurious yet unconventional artefacts.
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.
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#RightsNotGames makes protesting accessible for disabled people
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12 Sep 17
Arjun Harrison-Mann talks ethical design at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
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The creative women of Design Indaba Conference 2017 that are doing the most
We’ve rounded up the stellar design presentations of this year that happen to have been put together by women.
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