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Marcus van der Hoven
Marcus van der Hoven is a furniture designer and manufacturer.
Kaya Siqongile Gwebu
Kaya Siqongile Gwebu is an illustrator and graphic designer.
Dora Prevost is a South African sculptor.
Sello Stephen Johnson
Sello Stephen Johnson is a self-taught photographer.
Lethabo Cleo Moraka
Lethabo Cleo Moraka is a homeware designer
Leigh Le Roux
Leigh Le Roux is an illustrator and graphic designer.
Koketso Kutloano Matobako
Koketso Kutloano Matobako is a photographer and visual artist.
Karabo Dire is a South African illustrator.
Tlhalefang Moeletsi is an economics student and bag designer.
Takudzwa Dlamini is a South African fashion designer.
Sipho Khwebula is a furniture designer and manufacturer based in Johannesburg.
Courtney Hodgson is an artist and creative from Johannesburg.
Phumelela Malinga is a mechanical engineer and aspiring fashion designer.
Morena Moletsane is a South African illustrator.
Mmamotsatsi Masike is an aspiring interior and fashion designer.
Lebogang Mogul Mabusela
Lebogang Mabusela is a South African visual artist.
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.”
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