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Thinking & design
The "Thinking Design" exhibition at the University of Johannesburg considers the concept of design thinking and how it leads to the solving of a design problem.
Your Street Gauteng winner Twist Street
A public seating concept proposes to bring the magic of theatre and dance to passers-by.
Smart and simple, Social Estate is a new online tool that streamlines the communication between the board of trustees and residents of housing complexes.
Your Street Gauteng winner Sidewalk Showcase
Architect Marina Meyer proposes to improve street vending in South Africa with her Sidewalk Showcase.
Your Street Gauteng winner Rydngchairs
Discarded car tyres are repurposed as seats for commuters at a taxi rank in Johannesburg in the winning project in the Gauteng leg of the Your Street Challenge.
Fusing street art and design, Studio Tjep. have collaborated with street poet Laser 3.14 on an edgy jewellery collection titled "Body Graffiti".
Agents of the 3D Revolution is an exhibition showcasing the work of local and international 3D printed sculptural design and technology.
Hanneke Schutte is a Johannesburg-based filmmaker and entrepreneur.
Saving Norman by Hanneke Schutte
Hanneke Schutte's short film is a winner in the Jameson First Shot competition. We asked her about Norman, working with Kevin Spacey and passion projects.
Suzaan Heyns designed performance looks for Toya Delazy and Reason at this year's MTN South African Music Awards.
Dutchmann and Tim Abbot collaborate to design a contemporary version of the iconic Porsche 912.
Green Grass Design
Green Grass Design specialises in laser-cut gifts, stationery and uniquely designed homeware.
Mambu Design is a South African company of artists and craftsmen who create exceptional ostrich egg jewellery.
Inscape Education Group
Inscape Education Group is the oldest multidisciplinary private creative arts institution in South Africa.
Makers of Stuff showcasing MOS products
The MOS lighting range is designed and handmade by Makers of Stuff, a small design studio in Johannesburg.
Planet Lindela is a jazz trio made up of Bradley Mngomezulu Maponya on double bass, Tebogo Mokoena on saxophone and Gontse Makhene on percussion and drums.
WORK Local Design Initiative
WORK is a local design initiative defined by its unique design approach and creative collaborations.
The Brother Moves On
The Brother Moves On (TBMO) is a musical shapeshifter, a Jozi-based, art and music collective who call themselves “a time and space exercise”.
Spoek Mathambo & friends
Spoek Mathambo will be joined on stage at Design Indaba Conference 2013 by Bogosi Sekhukhuni, The Smarteez and The Brother Moves On.
Spoek Mathambo is a South African musician at the vanguard of a new wave of African artists with a unique and hard-hitting take on Afro-futurism.
Finding "simple ways to make beautiful things and beautiful ways to make simple things," Thula Sindi creates ladieswear inspired by women of consequence.
Design Mate is a specialised design company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
National Film and Video Foundation
The NFVF is a statutory body mandated by parliament to spearhead the development of the South African film and video industry.
Lazi Mathebula is a graphic designer and part of the 2013 Emerging Creatives programme.
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