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#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival

By Leigh Andrews 11 minutes ago

Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism

23 Nov 2017

Design Market in Ghana launches

The second edition of the Design Market, a seasonal event to showcase contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana

1 Nov 2017

Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development

25 Oct 2017

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns. The only way to change and to shift into new spaces, is to develop strong cultures of innovation

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. Here Peter Crafford takes us through the anatomy of a creative concept

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform

Egyptian startup Mosawer has launched what it claims to be the MENA region's first comprehensive platform allowing photographers and videographers to manage their workflow and gain exposure

By Tom Jackson 11 Aug 2017

Teaching food production to families in Egypt

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union

8 Jul 2016

Flower show for Africa

A new flower show has launched in Cape Town, South Africa, for 27-30 October 2016

26 May 2016

10 nominees for Africa Innovation Prize

African ingenuity this year showcases breakthroughs in malaria and other public health burdens, smart solutions for farmers and dynamic power initiatives

11 May 2016

[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015

This year, in the second edition of its Africa Is Now project, Design Indaba traces the contours of an uprising of grassroots creative collectives on the continent

17 Feb 2015

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

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