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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.
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."
Lebo Mashile on her life and how poetry and books became a lifeline
“Criss-crossing, jumping identities has been the story of my life.”
Thabisa Mjo on using bold product design to tell stories
"I consider design a form of story-telling and design is the medium through which those stories are told."
14 graphic designers to watch
These up and coming visual artist showed us a sneak peak into the future of graphic design in South Africa.
Brogues and High Tops: Where African and colonial influences collide in style
Sylvester Chauke tells us why he nominated this design for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
Meet the Emerging Creatives Extended Class of 2018
These rising stars will be exhibiting their work at LISOF Institute in Johannesburg.
Mvelo Desk: A love story of the career-bound
Trevor Stuurman tells us why he nominated this furniture design for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
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