Artwork of Nelson Mandela by Beezy Bailey.
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Fashion & Jewellery Design
Published 12 November 2013
An “eco-poverty-alleviation project” in Cape Town’s Langa township provides nutrition on tap for 45 children by using the sun-facing walls of shacks.
Design Indaba Simulcast 2014
Published 07 November 2013
Design Indaba Conference 2014 will be simulcast live to five different venues around South Africa, in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, PE and Potchefstroom.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg on shaping the future through design
Published 30 October 2013
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg uses Synthetic Biology to look at a conflict between a bacterial world of the future and the antibacterial world of today.
Published 30 October 2013
Rapelang Rabana is a technology and internet entrepreneur in the Silicon Cape, Cape Town, and founder of ReKindle Learning.
One month remaining to apply For Emerging Creatives
Published 15 October 2013
Step onto the Emerging Creatives Launchpad and take your talent to new heights.
Light for peace
Published 25 September 2013
Ayse Birsel and Hiroko Sakomura organised the Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace event in New York recently, spreading a message about peace and harmony.
Ten out of ten
Published 24 September 2013
Ten projects. Ten years. Ten out of ten for Nendo and their new monograph "Nendo 10/10".
Between space and time
Published 21 September 2013
The tangibility of human presence in a networked society is what Masa Kawamura and his creative lab PARTY explore in their "Not There" exhibition in Tokyo.
Marguerite Humeau on reviving prehistoric creatures
Published 12 September 2013
Marguerite Humeau explores, through design, the possibility of reconnecting and communicating with unreachable life forms.
Michael Grigoriev on using collective intelligence to solve problems
Published 11 September 2013
Design strategist Michael Grigoriev believes that collectively we’re more intelligent than any expert and need to draw on this intelligence to tackle problems.
Published 20 August 2013
The use of non-sterile syringes lead to many unnecessary deaths each year. Here's a concept that gives patients the power to know when a syringe is unsafe.
Play & learn
Published 19 August 2013
An interactive board game aims to teach illiterate Indian women about financial literacy in a fun and engaging way.
Published 18 August 2013
Taking place from 21 to 31 August 2013, Open Design Cape Town is a multidisciplinary event aimed at making design and design thinking more accessible.
Light by Gravity
Published 11 August 2013
In a new approach to low-cost lighting for the developing world, Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves have found a way to employ gravity to turn dark into light.
Games for good
Published 10 August 2013
Half The Sky mobile games engage girls and women in developing regions in gameplay that helps to educate them about improving their lives.
Wear for walking
Published 06 August 2013
The Ekso™ is a ready-to-wear, battery-powered exoskeleton that helps people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand up and walk.
Published 04 August 2013
Introducing the ecoATM, a first-of-its-kind consumer self-service kiosk for recycling electronics.
Published 02 August 2013
Looking and tasting like meat, Beyond Meat™ offers plant protein as an authentic meat alternative with the same nutritional value but at a lower cost.
Mandela Day 2013
Published 25 July 2013
On Mandela Day 2013 – Madiba's 95th birthday, on 18 July – we paid a visit to the community of Blikkiesdorp, outside Cape Town. Here's what we got up to.
Johannesburg und Kapstadt schieben den Wandel an
Published 12 July 2013
Während die Politik an Korruption krankt, die Wirtschaft dem kleinen Mann noch zu wenig bietet und die Welt sich fragt, was nach Nelson Mandela kommt