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Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has opened a press office on Bizcommunity.com!
Telekom Networks Malawi      (TNM)

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Company number 4029 was the pioneer mobile network in Malawi.

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2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched
2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched

The new D&AD Festival visual identity, designed by The Beautiful Meme, has been released in animations with tangible textures, explosions of activity and a flurry of shape shifting...

2 days ago

Designing desire
Designing desire

To sell anything in this flurry of marketing mayhem, we need not be the loudest, well designed or even most expensive. We do, however, need to instill an immense desire no matter what it is we are creating...

By Peter Vee, Issued by Vee Station 16 Mar 2017

Southern Guild presents collectible design pieces at Christie's London
Southern Guild presents collectible design pieces at Christie's London

For the second time, the Southern Guild will present collectible design pieces at Christie's in London. It has increased the collection to 25 lots for the First Open, South Kensington, Post-War and Contemporary Art auction...

13 Mar 2017

Design Indaba '17: A youth marketer's take-outs
Design Indaba '17: A youth marketer's take-outs

HDI Youth Marketeers sent three members of their creative team to the 2017 Design Indaba (dubbed "the Cirque du Soleil for the intellect") to soak up the creative greatness of the world's most inspired thinkers, creators and inventors...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 10 Mar 2017

Creative with Conflict workshops offers new perspective on resolution
Creative with Conflict workshops offers new perspective on resolution

In response to rising tension, both locally and globally, CCDI Creative will offer one day Creative with Conflict workshops on 23 March, 18 May and 15 June 2017...

10 Mar 2017

Guild Concept and Studio announce designers
Guild Concept and Studio announce designers

The Guild Group has announced some of the top creatives for Guild Concept, as part of its launch of Guild at the V&A Waterfront Silo District in June 2017...

7 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire
#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire

Global graduates Kamila Izykowicz and Thandiwe Msebenzi, from Poland and SA respectively, left Design Indaba 2017's final day attendees filled with the message that females are stronger than we think...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

Cape Town agency produces world's first facial recognition beer fridge!
Cape Town agency produces world's first facial recognition beer fridge!

Techsys solved a universal agency problem using facial recognition technology in an exciting and unique way, becoming one of the first agencies in South Africa to champion the use of facial recognition to motivate their staff...

Issued by Techsys Digital 3 Mar 2017

Mbhele
#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

Keum and Jones
#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

M&C Saatchi Abel forges alliance with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
M&C Saatchi Abel forges alliance with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of incorporating art into the fabric of its identity, advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel has cemented a close affiliation with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry
#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry

The beekeeping model being exhibited at Design Indaba aids in the survival of bees; offers a more sustainable option for beekeepers and additional income sources for small-scale farmers...

2 Mar 2017

CCDI launches digital portal for local craft, design products
CCDI launches digital portal for local craft, design products

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) has launched a new digital portal, Peek, geared to become South Africa's biggest online platform dedicated to showcasing craft and design products made in South Africa...

2 Mar 2017

Image via Dokter and Misses
#DesignIndaba2017: Dokter and Misses creating clean, modern beauty

Kicking off Design Indaba 2017 was husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses (DAM)...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Mar 2017

Credle on the Belmond Mount Nelson verandah.
The importance of true diversity with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle

FCB's leaders from across the globe are in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, currently unfolding at the Belmond Mount Nelson. I sat down with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle, for her insights into the importance of changing the statement from ‘Where are the women' to ‘Here are the women' and more…

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Stassen with 'Blades' - part of the Hero Exhibition that takes place at Open Design.
#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging into a career in design
#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging into a career in design

The annual Emerging Creatives Programme is presented by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture to nurture new creative talent and help overcome barriers to entry for those starting out...

27 Feb 2017

Some of team Monkeybiz - Carlyle's in the Pippi Longstocking braids.
#DesignMonth: The mysterious Monkeybiz of design

On a cold, drizzly morning, the first CreativeMornings event of the year took place at Friends of Design on Bree Street, Cape Town. Roughly 60 early birds braved the welcome rain and attended the session before their work day began…

By Leigh Andrews 23 Feb 2017

DigitLab in the finals of the IAB Bookmark Awards
DigitLab in the finals of the IAB Bookmark Awards

DigitLab's work on The Grainfather e-commerce site has earned them a spot in the finals at the 2017 IAB Bookmark Awards...

Issued by DigitLab 23 Feb 2017

Hamilton calls this: “Whiskey in a teacup”.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kerri-Ann Hamilton

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with ‘bi-techtual' technophile Kerri-Ann Hamilton, who serves as creative manager, mind reader and magician at Jam Media...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2017

Soccer Laduma, then and now...
#DesignMonth: Soccer Laduma proves print's not dead

Soccer Laduma newspaper has just celebrated its second decade of printing the continent's most popular sport news. CEO and founder Peter du Toit explains the digital design touchpoints that have extended the publication's longevity.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Feb 2017

Putting an eye in the sky
Putting an eye in the sky

In partnership with ISAP (Intelligence Support Against Poaching), Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) is involved in several projects to help fight the fight against poaching...

Issued by Weathermen & Co 16 Feb 2017

The Singleton - Limited edition gift pack
The Singleton - Limited edition gift pack

Bittersuite has created a limited edition gift pack that disrupts on shelf in an already cluttered gifting category...

Issued by Bittersuite 13 Feb 2017

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Brandnew Creative Agency launches internship programme

Brandnew Creative Agency, based in Salt River, Cape Town, has launched its 'Brandnewbies' internship programme, comprising seven internship positions from March to August 2017...

13 Feb 2017

Picture: Supplied
Five product design tips to create a 'wow' experience

Product design is one of the most important factors in the modern market that sets apart successful product launches from the non-successful ones...

By Robin Singh 9 Feb 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Luis von Ahn announced as speaker

The guy who co-invented CAPTCHAs, who co-founded the ingenious language-learning app, Duolingo, and who sold two projects to Google in his 20s, is going to be speaking at Design Indaba next month...

9 Feb 2017

Conn Bertish. © – Knut Otto
Trackhacking: Redesigning the sound of cancer treatment

With World Cancer Day having just been marked on 4 February, the dreaded ‘C' word is top of mind. Here's how Cancer Dojo has partnered with the Berklee College of Music and employed design thinking to turn the scary noises of MRI machines into uplifting music...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2017

Behan in action at the design sprint challenge for the city of New York.
#DesignMonth: Disrupt your own business before someone else does!

Terry Behan, head of strategic design at Afro Celtic, was one of my favourite speakers at the Spring 2015 version of Business of Design. This #DesignMonth shares how to solve social and commercial challenges with design-thinking...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Feb 2017

Picture: Infringe Magazine and Panos Damaskinidis
#DesignIndaba2017: Kate Moross announced as speaker

Kate Moross, an expert on how to make it in the hyper-competitive design world, is another international speaker set to liven the Design Indaba stage this year...

2 Feb 2017

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