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2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Thembi Mthembu uses the body as a site for her artistic exploration.
For 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Kamil Adam Hassim, nature is the ultimate inspiration.
Siviwe Jali, one of the Design Indaba Emerging Creative mentees from 2014, recently won the Best New Talent award at Decorex Cape Town 2022
Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022 Fikile Sokhulu pursues femininity in fashion
Clint is all about reach, storytelling, expression and self-awareness.
Azola Tanzi holds diplomas in Business Management and Clothing Design.
Siyanda Magaba is a furniture designer from South Africa.
Siphelele Ntombela is a South African fashion designer
Samkelisiwe Mhlongo is a bag designer from Durban, South Africa.
Ayanda Khumalo is a contemporary artist from South Africa.
Fezokuhle Dimba is a fashion designer.
Anele Vezi is an interiors and furniture designer from Durban.
Tannah Renou is a graphic design student.
Nombuso Nomzamo Khanyile
Nombuso Nomzamo Khanyile is a young BSC Biochemistry and Microbiology graduate and designer from Durban.
Southapedia aims to transform Durban with street art
We catch up with former Design Indaba Emerging Creative, Wesley van Eeden, following the launch of his new festival called Southapedia Mural Festival.
On building African smart cities
Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou: "The problems we will face tomorrow in Africa are so big that we can’t count only on the politicians and experts to find solutions."
Designer Siyanda Mbele on fusing functionality, aesthetics and culture
By creating practical, locally made art and furniture, Mbele hopes to inspire younger South African designers to learn and teach.
Durban students initiate a space to foster more campus interaction
The Level Six project is the first student-led project guided by professionals to come out of Durban University of Technology.
Typeface inspired by the movement of dance
Typographers María Ramos and Noel Pretorius together with dancer Andile Vellem have launched Movement, a new font inspired by the art of dance.
The creative using her craft to tell stories about herself and those around her.
Fashion and Textile Designer
Fashion and accessory designer
Minenhle Zazi Cira
Durban-based industrial designer.
The 21-year-old fashion designer is inspired by technology to create wearable art.
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