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Your Street Cape Town Winners
A walking route, fireproof shacks, urban gardens and public community facilities, here are the winners of the Cape Town Your Street Challenge.
Secure your spot and save
Get ready for the Design Indaba Conference 2012 in Cape Town and the Young Designers Simulcast, in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Book now to ensure your discount!
Dedicated buyers and media preview day at Design Indaba Expo 2012
Design Indaba Expo 2012 to host first dedicated Buyers and Media Preview Day.
Sourcing spree at Design Indaba Expo 2012
Register now as a Design Indaba Expo 2012 buyer to enjoy more specials and benefits.
Strut your stuff at Design Indaba Expo 2012
Earn your national design colours - apply to be an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba Expo 2012.
Partnership with AGI Open
Design Indaba is pleased to announce a media partnership with AGI Open 2011 Barcelona.
Redesigns for iconic brands
Design Indaba and Foodcorp Consumer Brands present a design competition challenging students to reimagine the packaging of iconic SA food brands.
Your Street Challenge: deadline extended
Due to the huge response we’ve had to the Your Street Challenge, Design Indaba has decided to extend the deadline to Wednesday 7 September 2011.
Pop Shop closing for now
Like all good things Pop Shop, inspired by Design Indaba, is coming to an end. But there’s still the online shop with gorgeous local creative wares.
The future city in Design Indaba magazine
The “Metropolis” edition of Design Indaba magazine considers the world’s expected urban influx and the future role design should play.
Design Indaba and Shanghai
Going to the Far East for the first time, Design Indaba Shanghai will demonstrate the power of design, creativity and innovation.
Last day for early bird specials for Design Indaba Expo 2012
Design Indaba Expo 2012’s stands are available for 2011 prices. Not to mention the early bird special until 31 August.
Enter the Your Street Challenge now
Own your street, love your street and improve your street for the Design Indaba Your Street Challenge. Deadline: 31 August 2011.
Graphic design workshop with Sahre Victore Wilker
Join Paul Sahre, James Victore and Jan Wilker for a five-day graphic design workshop in Cape Town.
Biomega NYC bike winner announced
The ideas for how to encourage cycling in SA cities were all brilliant but there can be only winner. And that is…
Adventure on the CT Design Route
You loved it at Design Indaba Expo, now experience more of the best on the Cape Town Design Route.
Win a Biomega NYC bike
Tweet your inspired ideas on how to encourage cycling in South African cities before 21 March and you could win a Biomega NYC bike.
Design Indaba magazine: 10 years of Conversations
Eavesdrop on the conversations of design legends in the 10th birthday edition of Design Indaba magazine, "Conversations".
Most Beautiful Object and Most Creative Stand at DI2011
Here are the winners of the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa and the Most Creative Stand at the 2011 Design Indaba Expo.
6 min 40 sec of fame at DI2011 Expo
Lianne Burton, Tsai, James Webb, Daniel Ting Chong, Paul du Toit, David Krut and more – Pecha Kucha style at Design Indaba Expo.
Fashion, music, comedy and inspiration at DI2011 Expo
Rabinowitz, Vlismas, Suttle, West, Southwood, Krut, Burton, Valley, Webb and more live at Design Indaba Expo.
It takes two… at DI2011 Simulcast in Jozi
For just R1600 you can bring a friend to the Design Indaba Simulcast in Jozi!
Get ready for joy and chaos
Welcome to the biggest and coolest public prank Cape Town has ever seen: The MP3 Experiment.
Make a Massive Change at DI2011 Filmfest
Join Bruce Mau and creative proponents across the globe for the free, live launch of the Massive Change Network on 24 February.
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