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Laduma: Design for safer circumcision rituals
Young South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo looks into how you can make Xhosa circumcision rituals safer in his Central Saint Martins graduate project.
Dencity competition winners foster new ideas that tackle high density in informal settlements
Social, architectural and technological solutions to improve the living conditions in the world’s urban slums.
SunFire: A 3-part solution for solar cooking
SA based company’s parabolic solar kits offer a sustainable cooking solution in rural or hard to reach areas of Africa.
Puzzle-like mural for a new mother and child hospital in Johannesburg
Lorenzo Nassimbeni has been working with 26'10 SOUTH Architects to create a geometric tiled mural on the new Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
For the love of GIFs
Collective exhibit.gif puts out a call for a creative distillation of real life into the humble form of a GIF.
Emergency art is created and shown in no more than a day
The art featured at MOAD’s latest exhibition is not older than 24 hours old and tackles the immediate issues of our time.
Artist Leigh Le Roux looks to Johannesburg for inspiration
Local graphic design artist Leigh Le Roux visually represents the city and its people.
Tshepo Sedumo’s handmade portable boomboxes
The Johannesburg-based startup Grove Audio creates custom designed wooden boomboxes.
Kristin-Lee Moolman’s subversive photography challenges gender and the African aesthetic
South African photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman creates a separate reality through her work.
We Are Africa exhibition 2016
Celebrate Africa Month 2016 the creative way with the #WeAreAfrica Exhibition in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 26 to 28 May 2016.
Rich Mnisi: Fashion forward design
We talk to emerging South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi about the challenges of making a name for yourself in a young, local market.
Thomas Chapman on reconnecting a fractured city
South African architect Thomas Chapman is fixing the past using layers of new design.
Rich Mnisi on building a fresh fashion brand in South Africa
South African designer Rich Mnisi shares his creative journey (catwalk included) as part of the Global Graduates selection at Design Indaba Conference 2016.
Pop culture and people inspire Monde Mabaso’s illustrations
Design Indaba 2016 Emerging Creative, Monde Mabaso is a Johannesburg-based illustrator who finds inspiration through this thriving city.
The Honey: Representations of blackness as power
Rendani Nemakhavhani's dynamic photo series "The Honey" turns away from blackness as struggle.
Counterspace: Investigating the strange in Johannesburg’s built environment
Counterspace Studio's recent investigation into the reappropriation of Johannesburg’s mine dumps led the group to discover how abandoned spaces are being used.
South African creative Menzi Ndlovu isn’t just a one-minute man
Johannesburg-based illustrator Menzi Ndlovu immortalises everyday people in one minute sketches.
Lungile Mbokane: An emerging graphic artist telling stories through his work
Johannesburg artist, Lungile Mbokane, speaks about his work and creative process.
Graphic posters explore the notion of "keeping it real"
Ndumiso Nyoni, a young designer from Johannesburg, has created a poster series on cultures that inspire him.
Thomas Chapman: Welcoming change in the "ugly" city
Founder of Local Studio, Thomas Chapman has directed his efforts towards social change through clever architecture in Johannesburg.
Stevo Dirnberger & Chanel Cartell: Find inspiration in the unfamiliar
Inspired by DI speaker Stefan Sagmeister to quit their advertising jobs and take a sabbatical, Stevo and Chanel tell us about what they’ve learnt on the road.
Moeketsi Lebakeng’s minimal illustrations pay tribute to Africa’s women
Moeketsi Lebakeng uses illustration to celebrate his everyday heroes – African women.
Fashion house Mille Collines celebrates all things Africa
The recent Mille Collines show at AFI MBFW Joburg takes an elegant and contemporary look at ubiquitous African curios.
Counterspace: Architects investigate Johannesburg’s abandoned mine dumps
Collaborative studio, Counterspace investigates the meaning of lost and found spaces in South Africa’s city of gold.
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