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Gavin Rooke is the founder of Rooke Gallery in Johannesburg and publisher of iJusi Portfolios.
Veejay Archary is a brand consultant at Black Africa Group, and a curator of Design Indaba Expo.
Happy Ntshingila founded South Africa's first black-owned agency, HerdBuoys, in 1991. He is now the CEO of Supersport.
Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens
Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens have spent the past 14 years developing a "hand-crafted haute couture" body of work in Africa.
Geraldine Fenn is a South African jewellery designer.
Beverley Price is a jewellery artist who lives in Johannesburg.
Brian Steinhobel is the founder of Steinhobel Design, an industrial design and product development consultancy.
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Workshops & Seminars
A workshop featuring Australian graphic design guru and Design Indaba alumni Ken Cato, aimed at reinforcing the concept of diversity in SA's wine industry.
Thando and Vanya Mangaliso are the fashion entrepreneurs behind the Sun Godd'ess label, which started out selling skirts from the boot of their car...
Zambian native John Hunt is the creative founding partner of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, widely accepted as one of the leading advertising agencies in the world.
Henning Rasmuss designs and implements exhibitions on Johannesburg's architecture and writes on architecture and cities, and lectures on invitation.
Thebe Ikalafeng is a recognised and award-winning brand builder, and managing director of brand strategy consulting firm, Brand Leadership.
Gary Harwood is a director at the brand agency Harwood Kirsten Leigh McCoy (HKLM).
Gaby de Abreu
Co-founder and executive creative director of one of South Africa's foremost multidisciplinary brand consultancies, Switch Brand Agency.
Adam Levin is an award-winning South African author and journalist.
Sandhya Lalloo won the Vukani Design Award for Best Young Designer in 2003.
As creative director, Smythe’s direction of animation projects has led to the successful implementation and execution of award-winning campaigns.
Maira Koutsoudakis is the founder and principal of Life architecture, interiors and creative direction.
Nathan Reddy is the Digital and Communications curator for Design Indaba Expo 2015.
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