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#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashion
#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashion

Designers and brands creating innovative, sustainable work in South Africa's fashion industry were honoured at the inaugural Twyg Awards, held in Cape Town on Thursday...

12 hours ago

Kevin Kimwelle of Indalo World at work.
What to expect from Open Design Afrika Festival 2019

The 2019 Open Design Afrika (ODA) Festival will be held at venues across Cape Town - with Castle of Good Hope as the main hub - from 18 to 27 October...

2 days ago

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International Public Art Fest 2020 extends an open call to all artists

The International Public Art Festival 2020 has extended an open call to artists based in South Africa and the rest of the continent...

2 days ago

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

For the culture or from the culture?
For the culture or from the culture?

Every marketer's dream is to be able to influence pop culture or ride the wave and turn it into a thriving social campaign...

By Jabulani Sigege, Issued by Irvine Partners 13 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

Siyanda Mbele's presentation.
Meet the winners of the 2019 Clout Designers' Industry Days Fired Up By Nando's

The winners of the inaugural Clout Designers' Industry Days Fired Up By Nando's have been announced...

3 Sep 2019

Slide from Bagley's presentation.
Click this! Email marketing myths, debunked!

Jason Bagley, CEO of Firing Squad, presented Meltwater's August 2019 webinar, on how to win at email marketing. Here's why this digital marketing dinosaur is still relevant today, along with an overview of Bagley's top five email marketing myths debunked...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Sep 2019

Image credit: Epica Awards.
Epica Awards offers epic SA discount!

The Epica Awards is offering a special discount to entries from South Africa...

2 Sep 2019

Art, Design and Textile Design ComPETition winners revealed
Art, Design and Textile Design ComPETition winners revealed

The winners of the Art, Design and Textile Design ComPETition, presented in association with Hill's Pet Nutrition and Domestic Animal Rescue Group, were announced at the Cape Town Homemakers Expo...

2 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

Albany Bakeries marks Heritage Month with Esther Mahlangu-inspired art
Albany Bakeries marks Heritage Month with Esther Mahlangu-inspired art

To mark Heritage Month, Albany Bakeries will print the packaging of its Albany Superior White and Albany Superior Brown bread with a young person's reimaging of Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu's work...

30 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

North VCA designs Southern Guild's new-look logo, website
North VCA designs Southern Guild's new-look logo, website

North VCA has designed Southern Guild's new brand identity, which includes a new-look logo and website...

28 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower
#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower

Tara McKenty, creative director at Google APAC in Sydney and Loeries digital communication jury president for 2019, was the second speaker at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity at Loeries 2019...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Nando's building brands through creative collisions
#Loeries2019: Nando's building brands through creative collisions

The second session of the Loeries Masterclasses included one from Nando's on authentic brand-building, based on the notion that the best way to build a brand is not to try...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

The Loeries' Game and Dion Wired 'What do CMOs really want' masterclass panel. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: What do CMOs really want from their agency?

One of the biggest changes to the advertising landscape in recent years? Bringing creatives in-house. But does it work to do so? The robust and honest discussion led by Joanne Joseph at the Loeries Masterclasses explained what this means for members of the industry working together in the future, and what both sides really want...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
A Cultural Economies Conference for Fak'ugesi

Cultural Economies Conference launched at Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival...

22 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Day 3 judging finalists!
#Loeries2019: Day 3 judging finalists!

Day 3's finalists have been announced for Loeries 2019...

21 Aug 2019

Steenkamp captions this, “#nocaption: Let the design do the talking.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Karen Steenkamp

This #WomensMonth, we go behind the selfie with Karen Steenkamp, creative director at young and dynamic empowerment agency, Sum of 21 Academy...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Aug 2019

Kabelo Binns is group MD of FCB Wired and Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Why 9:41 am means something

How confident are you of your brand and product? Could you only put the logo on the box without the brand name...?

By Kabelo Binns 20 Aug 2019

The Loeries judges. © Loeries.
#Loeries2019: Day 1 judging finalists!

The first set of finalists has been announced for Loeries 2019...

19 Aug 2019

Zainab Mitha.
#WomensMonth: Zainab Mitha is a woman on a mission

FCB Durban junior art director Zainab Mitha forms part of the South African ad industry's new wave of change...

By Maroefah Smith 19 Aug 2019

The past, present and future of design excellence in South Africa
The past, present and future of design excellence in South Africa

The Future Excellence Design Institute South Africa (Fedisa) is the top private fashion school in South Africa. Meagan Duckitt chats to founder and CEO, Allen Leroux, regarding the courses offered, the advantages of studying at Fedisa as well as its exciting future endeavours...

By Meagan Duckitt 19 Aug 2019

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing myths

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

By Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65...

15 Aug 2019

SA Designers of The Year (from left) Thabisa Mjo, Mpho Vackier and 100% Design South Africa’s creative director, Cathy O'Clery. Image supplied.
100% Design South Africa Awards announces 2019 winners

100% Design South Africa, announced its 2019 Design Award winners at an event that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre on Thursday, 8 August 2019...

12 Aug 2019

Bentel Associates International launches Bentel Interior Graphics
Bentel Associates International launches Bentel Interior Graphics

Architectural firm Bentel Associates International has announced the expansion of its business to include a women-led interior design division called Bentel Interior Graphics (B.I.G)...

2 Aug 2019

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