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The role of creativity post-Covid-19

There will never be a greater opportunity to lead the world forward, and not from a political front but a creative front. It's not just our job, it's our existential duty...

By Rohan Reddy 20 Mar 2020

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Experience design thinking: Using tourists, fish and maps [Part 2]

Experience design is a process that helps organisations craft customer experiences which turn consumers into lifelong fans and advocates. And it's really not rocket science...

By Simon de Haast 16 Mar 2020

Ibrahim Mahama.
#DI2020: African icons at Design Indaba 25

Following a recent spate of cultural Afro-optimism in the media and here on Biz, it was only natural that Design Indaba 2020 would reflect this burgeoning trend...

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2020

Manu Prakash. Image source: Design Indaba newsletter.
#DI2020: Empathy and empowerment hand-in-hand at Design Indaba 25

Terry Levin shares an overview and top highlights from this year's Design Indaba Festival...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2020

DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon
DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon

Finnish empathy designer and artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala received a standing ovation at Design Indaba after her inspiring presentation on empathy as the most radical emotion...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Imagining a more diverse industry with D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne
#FairnessFirst: Imagining a more diverse industry with D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne

D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne on the trend towards creativity for social good, the importance of diversity in the creative industry and changes in the business of design...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's life
#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's life

Creative director of Google Creative Lab Robert Wong says the first thing to remember when it comes to technology is that if how we live is being shaped by technological companies like Google, it is important for humanity to be involved...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika
#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction
#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction

Patrick Thomas is a British graphic artist who has anxiously awaited the opportunity to attend Design Indaba. Thomas stepped on stage enthusiastically greeting the audience with a "Goeie môre!"...

By Angie White 26 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Ananya Khaitan to speak on matters of import and impact
#DesignIndaba2020: Ananya Khaitan to speak on matters of import and impact

New Delhi-based communication designer Ananya Khaitan has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2020. He specialises in book design and brand identity design, with his work reflecting his affinity for matters of import and impact...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures
#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures

Design Indaba alumnus Robert Wong, co-founder and CD of Google Creative Lab, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2020

Experience design thinking: A fish called wonder [Part 1]
Experience design thinking: A fish called wonder [Part 1]

"I'm not sure who discovered water, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a fish," said Marshall McLuhan. (He is more famous for his aphorisms: "The medium is the message," and "the global village...")

By Simon de Haast 6 Feb 2020

Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour
Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour

Following Pantone's announcement of Classic Blue as its 'Color of the Year' for 2020, FedEx Office has collaborated with the institute to help businesses leverage colour through its colour matching and printing technologies, using the Pantone Matching System...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jan 2020

CSI is about giving what you're good at
CSI is about giving what you're good at

Mandi Fine of strategic communications consultancy, F/ne Group Global, recently published an article on corporates needing to rethink CSI, talking to the need to change their approach...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

By Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

Masego Motsogi, managing director at Grid Worldwide.
#BizTrends2020: The year of storytelling

The truth about storytelling is that it will never go out of fashion. Perhaps the mediums through which it comes will continue to change, but the form itself... it is here to stay...

By Masego Motsogi 14 Jan 2020

Suhana Gordhan, Executive Creative Director at FCB Joburg.
#BizTrends2020: Death. Or a brave new world

"We've either got to be brave and curious or fearful and suspicious," said comedian, actor and political activist Eddie Izzard in an interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show...

By Suhana Gordhan 8 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By Marian Salzman 6 Jan 2020

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of Faber Futures. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Natsai Audrey Chieza promoting sustainability and eliminating waste in fashion

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of multidisciplinary agency Faber Futures will be speaking at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Jan 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion
Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at large

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Kinya Tagawa "to plot for the future" as speaker

Kinya Tagawa, a Japanese award-winning design engineer who runs international design agency Takram, with studios in Tokyo and London, has been selected as one of the speakers for next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Dec 2019

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi Abel, announced as the FM AdFocus industry leader 2019. Image credit: M&C Saatchi Abel.
#FMAdFocus2019: Creativity holds keys to exciting solutions for old problems

Creativity is a word that carries a magical, if not mystical, aura. Creatives are often seen as different people, in a different room, while the suited folk get on with the business of running companies and the country...

By Neo Mashigo 28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery
#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery

Black Betty Jewellery is the latest addition to Sea Point's vibey Regent Road. Kristin Weixelbaumer created the new retail space to be the physical representation of the Black Betty brand personality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

The Rand Show rebrands
The Rand Show rebrands

With a legacy spanning 125 years, the Rand Show has a great heritage but over recent years has lost its appeal. This year the show boasts a colourful and vibrant look-and-feel that its organisers believe will not only change this but wow its audience...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2019

Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Caesarstone's 2019 Student Designer, Kgothatso John Malange

Hailing from Alexandra in Johannesburg, Kgothatso John Malange is a design force to be reckoned with and was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019, placing him in the ranking as South Africa's most promising designer...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Nov 2019

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