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#YouthMatters: Emerging designer Ontlametse Molefe shares his journey of learning, discovery

Ontlametse Molefe is a young, talented interior designer who has been inducted into the 2021 class of Design Indaba Emerging Creatives...

By Sindy Peters 8 Jun 2021

2021 class of Design Indaba Emerging Creatives announced

The Design Indaba is pleased to announce its 2021 Emerging Creatives inductees...

20 May 2021

Design Indaba recruits Thabisa Mjo, Cole Ndelu to select emerging creatives for 2021

Design Indaba has recruited Thabisa Mjo and Cole Ndelu to oversee the curation of this year's cohort of young designers...

15 Apr 2021

No Design Indaba Conference and Festival in 2021

Design Indaba will use 2021 as a year to plan and execute a number of significant Do Tank projects and launch its new Design Indaba Inside offering. Therefore, The Design Indaba Conference and Festival will not take place in February 2021...

2 Dec 2020

#YouthMonth: Use your time effectively and challenge the norms

This Youth Month we talk to one of the Design Indaba's emerging creatives for 2020, Morena Moletsane...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

#DI2020: African icons at Design Indaba 25

Following a recent spate of cultural Afro-optimism in the media and here on Biz, it was only natural that Design Indaba 2020 would reflect this burgeoning trend...

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Empathy and empowerment hand-in-hand at Design Indaba 25

Terry Levin shares an overview and top highlights from this year's Design Indaba Festival...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2020

DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon

Finnish empathy designer and artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala received a standing ovation at Design Indaba after her inspiring presentation on empathy as the most radical emotion...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Imagining a more diverse industry with D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne

D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne on the trend towards creativity for social good, the importance of diversity in the creative industry and changes in the business of design...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's life

Creative director of Google Creative Lab Robert Wong says the first thing to remember when it comes to technology is that if how we live is being shaped by technological companies like Google, it is important for humanity to be involved...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration

The second day of #DI2020 kicked off with a powerful presentation by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli on the politics of taking up space and the personal nature of colour in creative work...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

#DI2020: How Sho Madjozi brought traditional Tsonga xibelani into 2020

In a session that explained how she has changed the SA fashion and music game alike, proudly Tsonga performer Sho Madjozi took to the Design indaba stage as the first official speaker of the 25th edition of the conference, with a strong focus on the history and future of xibelani that proved why she's the ultimate inspiration...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020



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