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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 accessory designer
Minenhle Zazi Cira
Durban-based industrial designer.
The 21-year-old fashion designer is inspired by technology to create wearable art.
Fashion and Textile designer
Fashion and Textile Designer
A Durban creative behind an architectural student movement to transform academic and social space.
Thabiso is an illustrator from Durban whose work focusses mostly on portraits.
The Slave Calendar retells the story of South Africa’s slave trade
This award-winning campaign highlights the overlooked descendants of South Africa’s slave trade.
Architect Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou on building African smart cities
"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."
Durban-based artist adds vibrant artwork to a local taxi rank
This mural is meant to give the newly rebuilt Cartwright Taxi Rank a vivid and welcoming exterior.
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 fashion designer Balini Naidoo on creating a range of clothes for the visually impaired
The Emerging Creative 2018 wants to help visually-impaired people to become more self-reliant and independent when making clothing choices.
Meet the future of South African fashion
These are the young creatives in the fashion industry who formed part of our Emerging Creatives programme for 2018.
Balini Naidoo has become a pioneer for the blind community.
Cole Ndelu's arresting work tackles collective memory and the portrayal of black bodies
The Durban-based artist and photographer challenges representation with her disruptive imagery.
This Cato Manor museum is a shining example of architectural confidence and authenticity
Made up of connecting nodes, the museum space can change and adapt to suit the needs of the community.
Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
On Nathan Reddy, one of the leading design specialists in the ad industry
The founder of GRID Worldwide Branding and Design, was inducted into the Loeries Creative Hall of Fame.
Reframing assumptions about ‘African art’
A young illustrator who celebrates international influences rather than confined fidelity.
Black Coffee’s penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty.
A 20-something designer with additional PR and event coordination chops.
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Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
• Duration: 00:09:45
25 Mar 19
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
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Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
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