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How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 18 Jul 2018

Sebastian Padilla. Co-founder of Mexico's Anagrama Studio and Loeries 2018 design jury president.
#Loeries2018: "Expect an aggressive shift from the minimalistic trend" - Sebastian Padilla

Learn why Sebastian Padilla, co-founder of Anagrama in Mexico, is this year's Loeries' design jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2018

Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves
Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) is currently working on two projects to boost retail access of locally manufactured goods. These projects entail a feasibility study on establishing a Barcode Centre...

By Edgar Brandt 22 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

African innovation hub.
African hubs endorse innovation policy manifesto

A total of 90 African hubs from 32 countries with more than 450,000 innovators within their combined community, created and endorsed the Africa Innovation Policy Manifesto...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup
Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup

A new logo has been released and a special press section has been developed as a resource for the media, as it gets closer to Rugby Africa Gold Cup kick off...

26 Apr 2018

Nairobi, Kenya. © John Wollwerth via
Creating safer cities to help drive greater economic growth

The majority of the world's citizens reside in urban areas and when cities are managed effectively, they can provide their inhabitants with vital opportunities for economic development...

By Roy Alves 5 Mar 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Dr William Mapham.
Image © Christopher Larson/Scott Gorman.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Feb 2018

The Give Art Life book by Cullinan for client Absa L'Atelier.
"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

Absolut creative collaboration.
Change the way the internet sees African creativity

The Absolut African Art Intervention is continuing in its mission to change how the world views African creativity...

6 Feb 2018

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

Chris Weylandt
#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

By Jessica Tennant 20 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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 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

Key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane shares how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while 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

Prints by Moletsane, Nyoni and Kisua Africa.
Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup
Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup

A St Petersburg design studio, Petersburg Studio Oneione, has designed a transparent plastic bus that will offer visitors unparalleled viewing of the city during the FIFA World Cup in 2018...

19 Aug 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

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

Zimbabwean high school students design car
Zimbabwean high school students design car

Zimbabwean high school students design car set to be manufactured in two years...

By Melody Mashaire 24 May 2016

Building sustainable smart cities
Building sustainable smart cities

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

13 May 2016

'Connect, Diversify, Grow' at FESPA Africa
'Connect, Diversify, Grow' at FESPA Africa

There is an increased focus on Sub-Saharan Africa this year at FESPA Africa...

5 May 2016

3D wins Best Stand
3D wins Best Stand

A win for 3D for Botswana's Baisago University stand...

5 May 2016

Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules
Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: An EU court on Wednesday threw out an attempt by US drinks giant Coca-Cola to get trade mark status for a new design of its iconic fluted bottle throughout the 28-nation bloc...

25 Feb 2016

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