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Mapping the complexity of access and ethics in Johannesburg
We fail to think of residents, particularly if they happen to be poor, as full and complex human beings whose passions and needs morph over time
The interior designer turned jewellery designer
Phenyo Melody Madiba
Phenyo uses pyrography (the art of decorating wood with burn marks) to create art.
Suzan Mbhali Manzini
The illustrator and design celebrating self-love
Mpho Mphaga is carving a name for himself on the South African interior design scene.
Luthando is an illustrator and designer with a passion for technology.
Mabula is a writer and photographer whose work focuses on human interest stories.
This all-round creative has already worked with some of the country's biggest brands.
The Soweto-born visual artist wants to use his paintings to foster social change.
This multi-talented artist says the Internet played a vital role in her career.
The fashion designer's work merges tradition with contemporary fashion.
Drivelines is a building that does not conceal its true self
LOT-EK architect Ada Tolla says they wanted to design a building as honest as Joburg itself.
Where would the South African comedy scene be without Kagiso Lediga?
The filmmaker, actor and comedian behind some of the country's most loved comedy shows and films will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director.
Unscrambling Africa photo project reveals the Africa beyond the slums and safaris
Photographer Mutua Matheka launched his project to show the complex beauty of African cities.
Michelle Mlati's afrofuturist approach to spatial planning
“It is about spatially rewriting the city to not only mitigate apartheid spatial legacies...but one that transforms with evolving black culture.”
Streetwear designer Wandile Leeu on bridging the gap between tradition and cool
“The whole essence behind us establishing the brand was to celebrate the city and the people and the mentality of what Joburg is about.”
Ndumiso Nyoni uses striking geometric illustrations to celebrate women
The graphic designer and illustrator talks to us about the inspiration behind the African Sisters project.
Finding our humanity and breaking barriers through artistic intervention
The global travelling exhibition Tolerance comes to Constitution Hill, in Johannesburg
Albus: The photo series challenging established standards of beauty
On #AlbinismAwarenessDay, a look at Justin Dingwall's groundbreaking photo series exploring the aesthetics of albinism.
Visual artist Musonda Kabwe on using graphic design to tackle youth issues
"All my work is African because it’s all born here, but I don't dress it up for any tourists."
Navigating South Africa’s convoluted minibus taxi system
The creator of the popular GauRider App, Litha Soyizwapi has plans to revolutionise the way we catch a taxi.
Poetry's power with Lebo Mashile
The South African artist's rousing Design Indaba Conference talk on body politics, identity politics, and black female representation.
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