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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.
Mbali Memela is the brains behind the ladies-wear label Black Magic.
LACED is a range of hand-crafted, customised footwear, made to order by architect Dhiantha Achary.
Wesley van Eeden: Surf city creative
Durban-based creative Wesley van Eeden has created his own voice and message through his hip, character-based art.
How do you perceive beauty? Challenging notions of beauty in design, MBOISA is Design Indaba's annual endeavour to name the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.
Design Indaba FilmFest 2016
Design Indaba FilmFest 2016 presented by Nedbank opens the annual Design Indaba Festival with a 10-day film festival in Cape Town, and 3-day iterations in Johannesburg, Durban, Potchefstroom and PE.
Breast milk pasteurisation app streamlines donation process
FoneAstra is an app designed to ensure the quality of donated breast milk, saving the lives of hundreds of babies.
Tim Lindsay: Awarding creative excellence in advertising
CEO of advertising and design awards show D&AD, Tim Lindsay, explains what he thinks gives agencies that winning edge.
We are Africa
Design Indaba celebrates Africa Month by hosting the “We Are Africa” design and innovation exhibition at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) from 14 May to 7 June 2015.
Chuck Porter: Do great work, be your own client
Advertising executive Chuck Porter speaks of the importance of becoming your own client and creating your own brands.
Menzi Khoza's photography isn't about showing off
Young Durban-based photographer Menzi Gerald Khoza's camera makes everyone fall in love with the lesser-known beauty of South Africa.
Ji Lee: Make, share and connect as often as possible
Creative director of Facebook’s Creative Shop believes that the secret to landing your dream job is to have fun with and share personal projects.
Steve Vranakis: Technology for everyday people
Google's Executive Creative Director at the Creative Lab, Steve Vranakis calls for technology to be created with everyday people in mind.
Ali Ali: Unconventional Advertising
Ali Ali, film director and founder of Egyptian agency Elephant, explains how small, unconventional agencies can leave the bigger advertising agencies behind.
Brands must take control and help move culture forwards
“It may be an unfashionable and elitist mindset,” says Chris Clarke, CCO of DigitasLBI in London, “but brands can and should take control in shaping culture.”
Sue Sylvester paints her country into cloth
South African artist Sue Sylvester creates hand-painted fabrics inspired by a love of her home.
South African youth culture according to Thulisizwe Mamba
Thulisizwe Mamba, the swank Durban-based illustrator, gives us a preview of the illustrations to expect from his self-published web zine, “Co. Issue.”.
Trailer: Sindiso Khumalo on the love affair with her ancestry through her textiles
The fashion designer draws from her Zulu inheritance in the design of her contemporary fashion collections.
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