Design Indaba

The legitimacy of authenticity

There is always one speaker at Design Indaba that you fall in love with. Not just because of their inspiring or beautiful work, but because of them. Their authenticity. Their essential humanity that comes across.

By Louise Marsland 7 Mar 2014 09:50

[Design Indaba 2014] BizTakeoutsTV at Design Indaba 2014

The CTICC in Cape Town played host to Design Indaba 2014. BizTakeoutsTV was there to catch up with conference speakers and buyers visiting the expo for their views on this year's event. (video)

7 Mar 2014 08:20

[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate

Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10

[Design Indaba 2014] From design to advertising

At a creative conference you always expect to hear from pros in the industry, but boy, was Marcello Serpa a treat on day two of Design Indaba. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2014 12:24

[Design Indaba 2014] People want cities for people

Cities around the world all have one particular thing in common - they are made up of people. The problem is though that most cities have not been built to accommodate people - but to accommodate cars and traffic. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2014 08:00

[Design Indaba 2013] Design in context (part II)

Stuck away at the far end of Africa, Design Indaba provides some much-needed perspective on our craft. Nothing replenishes a jaded inspiration better than an annual shot of pure cultural energy from New York's design elite.

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2013 08:37

[Design Indaba 2013] Brave new design world

With information and media channels currently at critical mass, clarifying the state of design today has become more important than ever. Many of Design Indaba day-one speakers demonstrated how design thinking is showing the ways for business and even governments to balance traditional best practices with new uncharted technological territories.

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2013 08:30

Design Indaba, shaping innovation, creativity

Design Indaba, which took place from 27 February to 3 March 2013 at the CTICC, shaped thinking in a combination of design, innovation and creativity in the conference and expo as a one-stop design portal for the highly curated, bespoke multimedia content.

26 Feb 2013 09:55

2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media Africa

Here they are, Marketing & Media Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles and those that drew the most comment as well as our most read contributors.

Issued by 7 Jan 2013 10:19

Common Pitch: winner, additional sponsorship by MTN announced

The Common Pitch competition, held on the opening night of Design Indaba saw a surprise move by MTN, who donated an extra R100 000 to Dry Bath, a Limpopo invention; and EarthBag Construction System won R200 000 to use on other projects in communities that need it.

2 Mar 2012 13:27

Lights! Camera! Piracy?

Let's take a look at the state of the film industry in South Africa, and why it's necessary to register your creative work.

By Nishan Singh 28 Feb 2012 13:40

[Design Indaba 2012] Where it's at

Cape Town is gearing up to host one of the world's premier design conferences - the 2012 Design Indaba. Design Indaba regular and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut will MC this years' event alongside Michelle Constant and Khaya Dlanga. The conference takes place 29 February-March 2012 at the CTICC and the expo (which is open to the general public) takes place 2-4 March 2012.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 24 Feb 2012 11:35

Ten most beautiful objects in South Africa selected

The shortlist of the 10 most beautiful objects in South Africa over the past year has been selected by line-up of design journalists and cultural commentators for Design Indaba's 2012 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) award.

10 Feb 2012 07:17

Early bird bookings open for Design Indaba Conference

The 2012 Design Indaba Conference, always a sell-out, has opened for bookings for the event taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 29 February to 2 March 2012. There is an early bird discount available until 5 December 2011.

2 Nov 2011 08:37

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