Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product.

By Jessica Tennant 19 hours ago

Mashile on stage at Design Indaba 2018.
#DesignIndaba2018: Lebo Mashile on why she keeps coming back to gender and race in her poetry

Touching on topics of pop culture and weaving her lyrical way through history, my personal highlight of Design Indaba conference 2018 so far, was unpacking the power of design language with the ultimate lyrical female linguist, Lebo Mashile, who calls herself a Design Indaba disciple and says, "Poetry is the crown jewel of literature."

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

American action film 24 Hours To Live shot in Cape Town
American action film 24 Hours To Live shot in Cape Town

Although the high octane action film 24 Hours To Live was originally set in Washington D.C, the film took on another persona when filmmakers decided to shoot it in Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley
Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley is part of the reason I'd really, like really, struggle to move out of the southern suburbs. Consisting of nine wine farms, the valley is also, in fact, the oldest wine-producing region in the Southern Hemisphere - with an uninterrupted history of winemaking that spans over 300 years! Beat that.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion
2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion

Cape Town-based clothing label 2Bop started its life in 2004 as a way to turn a passion for classic video games into a form of expression. Its apparel is inspired by - and somewhat of a tribute to - the games that were popular in South Africa at corner shops and arcades in the 1980's and early 1990's.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute
New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute

Following a dispute between fashion designer David Tlale and the original winner of his reality show The Intern, a young Limpopo designer by the name of Keletso Morabaa has been announced as the new winner.

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Five Fingers for Marseilles.
Film screenings at the Design Indaba Festival 2018

A variety of installations, activations, gourmet street food, DJs, VJs, VIP hospitality suites, interactive performers, exhibitions and live music will be experienced at this year's Nightscape. But another of its consuming offerings is the specially curated films that will be showcased at the Artscape in Cape Town from 22-23 February 2018.

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Belinda Davids to perform The Whitney Houston Show in Johannesburg
Belinda Davids to perform The Whitney Houston Show in Johannesburg

After her mesmerising performance of I Will Always Love You on Showtime, The Apollo-South African singing sensation, Belinda Davids will be performing The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show for local audiences in Johannesburg at Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace Casino for a three-week run in June and July 2018.

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Santana adds Durban stop on SA tour
Santana adds Durban stop on SA tour

Santana will include a stop in Durban during his Divination World Tour in South Africa. Santana will perform at the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town on 11 April 2018, the ICC in Durban on 13 April 2018, and the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 14 April 2018.

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Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype
Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype

Respect and a thousand thank you's to every single soul involved in Littlegig 2018 festival. Apart from the online hype, I had no real expectations, which is always the best way to have them surpassed and Littlegig does, anticipating and catering to every need of the time-strapped, experience-seeking, digital junkie in need of a festive weekender and who isn't?

By Terry Levin 19 Feb 2018

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018

IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art
IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art

With the conversation surrounding the Cape Town drought rising, and an increase in water saving initiatives launched, this year's International Public Art Festival (IPAF), created by non-profit organisation Baz-Art saw fit to incorporate the idea of nature and how much we need it into its theme this year.

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2018

Ava DuVernay on the 89th Oscars' red carpet in 2017. Original image © Tyler Golden of ABC on . Cropped with #FairnessFirst logo overlay as per Creative Commons terms.
#FairnessFirst: Making modern movies in 2018

While movies have been mainstream for more than a hundred years, diversity behind the lens has been more than a little lacking - hello 2018's top trending TV and cinema industry hashtags, #TimesUp and #OscarsSoWhite. That's why production teams around the globe rejoiced at the news that LA mayor Eric Garcetti, It and The Lego Movie producer Dan Lin and female film firebrand Ava DuVernay are working to get more females, people of colour and those from low-income households producing movies that more accurately reflect 2018.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Feb 2018