Aside from its natural beauty, Cape Town plays host to numerous interesting and unusual architectural projects.
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
Local Studio’s warehouse-like Johannesburg township school is an object lesson in revitalising the places that urbanisation has left behind
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
A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery
"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
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
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
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
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.