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Design Indaba 2016.
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
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

Kigali, Rwanda. © Dereje Belachew via
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
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

Morris and Mtongana.
#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

Simelane and Cooper.
#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 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

New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire
New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire

The first edition of the Design Market, an event to celebrate and promote contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on June 3rd and 4th 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...

2 Jun 2017

Ghana Fashion & Design Week
Ghana Fashion and Design Week

Fashion designers, models, artists, fashion buyers, journalists and fashion lovers from the world will participate in the Ghana Fashion and Design Week 2016...

26 Sep 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
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

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Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize

An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts, has won Africa's first health technology prize...

27 May 2016

Flower show for Africa
Flower show for Africa

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

26 May 2016

Building sustainable smart cities
Building sustainable smart cities

IDC's Mark Walker Discusses Building Sustainable Smart Cities...

13 May 2016

Micheal Habumugisha of Musanze in his workshop. Source: COMESA
Africa regional leather design studio launched

Mombasa hosts stakeholders for launch of the regional leather design studio which has garnered global backing...

9 May 2016

Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu
Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu

Since the death of the legendary Ben Enwonwu, his paintings have stirred countless art lovers to locating Nigeria on the world's map...

By Nkem Ndem V 29 Jul 2015

How to create a killer logo
How to create a killer logo

A logo is often the first step towards developing your company's visual identity so you need to get it right... This is how you can do that...

1 Apr 2015

[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015
[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

Anton Ressel
Learn to say 'No'

Saying 'No' can be a liberating experience for an entrepreneur...

By Anton Ressel 9 Feb 2015

Chain Reactions Nigeria refreshes website
Chain Reactions Nigeria refreshes website

In an aim to strengthen its online presence and gain increased mind share in the business community, specialised African strategy company Chain Reactions Nigeria, has re-launched its corporate website...

27 Aug 2014

Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry
Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry

Numerous programmes have been unveiled at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos, the home of Del-York Creative Academy, for young Nigerian graduates and professionals who seek to explore opportunities in the creative industry.

By Ujunwa Atueyi 15 Aug 2014

NSE redesigns, relaunches website
NSE redesigns, relaunches website

The Nigerian Stock Exchange revealed its upgraded and redesigned website earlier this week. A statement by the NSE noted that with a more contemporary design, the new site incorporates a more intuitive...

16 Jul 2014

MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest
MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest

Local information and communications technology development firm, Mobile Monday (MoMo Nigeria), will be running a contest for mobile software application developers and designers in the country.

20 Jan 2014

[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend
[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend

The world is going gaga over culture, design and art from Africa, but back here on the continent we're innovating exciting solutions to uniquely African challenges. Here are my thoughts on the four biggest trends related to Africa...

By Oresti Patricios 20 Jan 2014

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
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

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

Nigerian artists, illustrators invited to submit comic book designs
Nigerian artists, illustrators invited to submit comic book designs

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Nigerian publisher Kachifo are inviting young Nigerian artists and illustrators (16-34) to submit their designs for a comic book based on the Shuga TV series.

1 Aug 2013

Get entries in now for Loeries
Get entries in now for Loeries

Loerie entries are now open, and those that get their work in by 15 April 2013; get 10% off their entry fee. The final deadline for entries is 31 May and agencies or marketers throughout Africa and the Middle East can enter their work.

4 Apr 2013

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets
[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.

By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding
[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding

No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.

By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] SA's youth trend-o-meter
[2013 trends] SA's youth trend-o-meter

Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.

By HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013

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