This year’s event in Cape Town again successfully melded together design superstars with emerging practitioners, but its growing global reputation holds risks as well as opportunities, says John Jervis

Published in Review
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 06:00

African School for Excellence

Local Studio’s warehouse-like Johannesburg township school is an object lesson in revitalising the places that urbanisation has left behind

Published in News
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of creativity, says Debika Ray

Published in Review
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Young South African designers

A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery

Published in Features
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Design Indaba

Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
17-19 February

Published in Diary

"There's just too much shit design," the self-proclaimed "design pastor" tells an audience at Design Indaba in Cape Town. Christopher Turner was there

Published in News
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:04

Design Indaba

International Convention Centre, Cape Town
25-27 February 2015

Published in Diary
Friday, 23 May 2014 14:01

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:39

Interview: Luyanda Mpahlwa

Luyanda Mpahlwa was one of the first black South Africans to study architecture. His work eschews grand statements for small but telling improvements to Cape Town’s sprawling hinterland, says Riya Patel

Published in Features
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:47

New South African design

An energetic new generation of South African designers is finding a global audience for the country’s local design scenes, from Cape Town’s Woodstock district to the bustle of Johannesburg, writes Emma O’Kelly

Published in Features

Many cultural buildings are created with a civic purpose, but few achieve it as successfully as Jo Noero’s gallery complex in a South African township: a multi-purpose building that brings to life the enduring legacy of the apartheid struggle and provides a focal point for the community.

Published in Features