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Rolecia Janse van Rensburg
The interior and product designer sees things on the quirkier side of life.
This children's home enables residents to be part of the construction process
Langbos makes use of a simplified building process that ensures that anyone can build, eliminating heavy, expensive equipment and hard labour.
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.
Ntombegugu Peteni a fashion designer changing up the industry.
RICH IS BLACK and Vice Versa dealt with social issues including race, emotions and insecurities.
This ceramicist found success in the Scandinavian market and plans to take on the rest of the world.
A young designer eager to share her craft with others through Youtube tutorials.
This student creates unique handmade ceramics using South African materials.
Kevin Kimwelle is an architect who works to bring together sustainability and ethical design in his projects.
Nakhane Touré is a musician, author and actor based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Amy Slatem’s illustrations are inspired by nature
Amy Slatem is a graphic designer and illustrator who prefers the flowing lines in nature to the hard geometric shapes in cities.
Illustrator Amy Slatem's aims to create products that encourage the user to be creative – doodling, writing and colouring.
Helé de Beer
Helé de Beer is an emerging visual arts practitioner who aims to “embrace the messiness of the design process” through the creation of interesting textiles.
Design Indaba FilmFest 2016
Design Indaba FilmFest 2016 presented by Nedbank opens the annual Design Indaba Festival with a 10-day film festival in Cape Town, and 3-day iterations in Johannesburg, Durban, Potchefstroom and PE.
Not another brick in the wall
Ian Dommisse is upcycling your trash to give pre-primary school children a place to learn.
Bentley van Wyk
Bentley van Wyk is a Port Elizabeth-based ceramicist and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
Basotho blankets go north
Emerging fashion designer Thabo Makhetha launched her modern take on the Basotho blanket at Vancouver Fashion Week 2014.
Next Generation: Ruth McNaughton
This young designer uses a 100-year-old loom to create refreshingly modern garments in mohair.
Thabo Makhetha Designs
Thabo Makhetha Designs is a Port Elizabeth-based fashion design and manufacturing company.
Areyugett Ahnidmuni is a South African Hip Hop, Soul, Funk and Electronic musician.
Tina Ngxokolo is a fashion designer and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Pola Maneli is a communications designer and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Vukile Batyi is a graphic designer and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Milk: Mohair She Felt
Milk: Mohair She Felt is a Port Elizabeth-based fashion brand and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
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