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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 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.
This young fashion designer creates stylish sportswear with inspiration rooted in street art.
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
Design student Mohololo Nkoana on creating sustainable, low cost technology for all
This 2016 Global Grad is encouraging more conscious water and electricity consumption through design.
Ukubutha: A waste-to-energy solution to mobilise communities in informal settlements
Architecture graduate Nicole Moyo shares her idea on how informal communities can create their own water, energy and waste systems.
Geometric jewellery from Philisa Zibi
Design Indaba 2016 Emerging Creative Philisa Zibi creates geometric jewellery for women in a variety of mediums.
A fossil-fuel-free houseboat from an apocalyptic future
Tshepo Mokholo is an architect-turned-designer and his goal is to bring about inner-city change through better design.
After two years of development, Mieke Vermeulen is finally ready to unleash Bucolica into the world.
Galerekwe Maimane is a young creative and aspiring film director, whose work is inspired by irrational fears and insecurities.
Google SA takes top prize for green innovations
Google Head Office in SA has won top honours at the International Green Interior Awards.
#DITakeover on Instagram: Lesedi Mogale
We asked Pretoria resident and budding photographer Lesedi Mogale to take over our Instagram feed. Here’s what he came up with.
Stand-alone lamp by 20 Eight
Design studio 20 Eight has ventured from working in cement to a lamp made of steel.
Reflections on design
In this exclusive interview, Jennifer Bradley reveals how her hunt for a mirror was the start of her brand Damn Good Looking.
Natasha Jaume and Carina Louw design powerful yet feminine women's fashion for ERRE.
Experiments in the darkroom
In this exclusive interview, military man and photographer Lesedi Mogale exposes a little of himself as he talks books, porn and using a disposable camera.
"Zulu Funk Soul" by DJ Zulufunk
This up-and-coming DJ wants to put female house music producers on the map – starting with her own African rhythm-infused sound.
#MakeChange: The creation of SHE
Celeste Theron had an entrepreneurial streak in primary school: she sold her art work to the teachers. Now she's empowering other women to be entrepreneurs too.
Lesedi MJ Mogale
Lesedi MJ Mogale is a Pretoria-based photographer and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
Koketso Mohlala is a jewellery designer, owner of Ditsala Designs and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
Jennifer Bradley is the owner of design business Damn Good Looking and is a 2015 Emerging Creative.
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Learn to approach design with empathy, says co-founder of Snøhetta
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