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Zana Masombuka on Ndebele Superhero as a process of reimagination
“Africans need to interpret their history themselves and seek to reinvent Africa according to their own terms.”
Sphelele Gumede creates menacing characters using vivid colours
In his series 52.177 the illustrator explores his personal inspirations.
Emerging creative Wandile Leeu on bridging the gap between tradition and cool
“The whole essence behind us establishing the brand was to celebrate the city and the people and the mentality of what Joburg is about.”
Michelle Mlati's afrofuturist approach to spatial planning
“It is about spatially rewriting the city to not only mitigate apartheid spatial legacies...but one that transforms with evolving black culture.”
Ndumiso Nyoni uses striking geometric illustrations to celebrate women
The graphic designer and illustrator talks to us about the inspiration behind the African Sisters project.
The Hugh Masekela Memorial Pavilion Unveiled
Designed by architect Sir David Adjaye, the Hugh Masekela Memorial was unveiled on 1 June 2019.
Artist Olivié Keck plays where tech meets art
The South African artist brings the worlds of her psychedelic artworks to life through VR.
Kgodisho Mowa’s work tackles inequality and political apathy
"Countless people are fighting for equality and fairness, and fighting for broken promises by the government, but they don't get the spotlight they deserve.”
Urban designer Alice Cabaret on innovation in challenging places like Maboneng
"[Maboneng] has also helped to open a very needed debate, in academic and social circles, about urban transformation in complex contexts like Johannesburg."
Sir David Adjaye designs memorial in honour of Hugh Masekela
The Masekela family, in collaboration with Design Indaba, will be unveiling a memorial pavilion during youth month.
A South African architect and designer who believes in a human-first approach to design.
Li Edelkoort returns to Design Indaba to present her vision of 2020
The acclaimed speaker will be discussing key topics like cultural appropriation in fashion and how to cure "colourphobia" in our interiors.
Navigating South Africa’s convoluted minibus taxi system
The creator of the popular GauRider App, Litha Soyizwapi has plans to revolutionise the way we catch a taxi.
Mapping the complexity of access and ethics in Johannesburg
We fail to think of residents, particularly if they happen to be poor, as full and complex human beings whose passions and needs morph over time
The interior designer turned jewellery designer
Phenyo Melody Madiba
Phenyo uses pyrography (the art of decorating wood with burn marks) to create art.
Suzan Mbhali Manzini
The illustrator and design celebrating self-love
Mpho Mphaga is carving a name for himself on the South African interior design scene.
Luthando is an illustrator and designer with a passion for technology.
Mabula is a writer and photographer whose work focuses on human interest stories.
This all-round creative has already worked with some of the country's biggest brands.
The Soweto-born visual artist wants to use his paintings to foster social change.
This multi-talented artist says the Internet played a vital role in her career.
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