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This Pretoria-born illustrator is working to make stories more accessible to readers.
Pretoria-based graphic designer.
A young, self-taught fashion and accessories designer.
This photographer left her finance studies to pursue her love for photography.
Ukubutha: A waste-to-energy solution to mobilise residents in informal settlements
Architecture graduate Nicole Moyo shares her idea on how informal communities can create their own water, energy and waste systems.
The creative hopes to create a platform that helps people do what they love.
Johannes Sebotshane Sithole
Maggie De Vos
The 22 year-old hopes to add his contemporary ceramics to South Africa's design scene.
Duma Mtimkulu takes the art of ceramics with him on his way to succeeding
Visual artist, designer.
This young designer aims to take the interior design and architecture world by storm.
This fine art graduate aims to promote South African stories through film and animation.
South African photographer shortlisted in 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Cole Ndelu’s arresting entry was inspired by the #FeesMustFall movement.
This creative is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist and entrepreneur all in one.
This young fashion designer creates stylish sportswear with inspiration rooted in street art.
This interior designer takes the best of Scandinavian design and African design to create a beautiful result.
Design thinking, cell phones and South African education re-invented.
A designer with the desire to influence people’s perceptions without necessarily using words.
WOW Creative Design Studio
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” - Milton Glaser
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