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Sindiso Khumalo on the love affair with her ancestry in her textiles
The fashion designer draws from her Zulu inheritance in the design of her contemporary fashion collections.
Kiara Gounder: 3D printed fashion
Fashion designer Kiara Gounder integrates advanced 3D printing technology and natural shapes into her designs.
Zakifo Muzik Festival hits Durban like a tropical storm
Zakifo Muzik Festival makes its debut in Durban with an eclectic lineup connecting Africa with the Indian Ocean islands, Europe, India, Australia and beyond...
Cocoon Light by Clarisse Design
Durban-based studio Clarisse Design launches a light inspired by the silk web of a cocoon.
Going his own way
Latest work by Thulisizwe Mamba, Durban-based graphic designer determined to develop his own viewpoint.
How the Pinda table was born
The evolution of Siyanda Mbele’s Pinda table is the story of his growth as a designer finding a place for traditional African aesthetics in contemporary design.
Dreams for Africa – Woza Moya
The Dreams for Africa Chair was created by the crafters of Woza Moya to inspire people.
Msizi Luthuli is a fashion designer and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
Lungelo Mashaba is a fashion designer and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives Programme.
Amy Venter designs clothing, shoes and accessories for her Durban-based label, Jane Sews.
#MakeChange: The Zero Waste campaign
2015 Emerging Creative Camilla Kruger is dedicated to tackling tough environmental issues – first by designing her life around five principles.
Buzwe “Buzz” Nxasana
Buzwe “Buzz” Nxasana is a multidisciplinary designer, with a focus on furniture, and a 2015 Emerging Creative.
Megan Parker is an interior designer and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
Camilla Kruger is a Durban-based designer and a 2015 Emerging Creative.
Thulisizwe “Sizwe” Mamba
Thulisizwe “Sizwe” Mamba is a graphic designer a 2015 Emerging Creative.
Kiara Gounder is a Durban-based fashion designer and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
The Block Shop
The Block Shop handcrafts customisable bamboo blocks for the kitchen.
Rollin Vintage is a Durban-based jewellery brand with a strong passion for innovation in the industry.
Bye Bye Bunny by Victoria Verbaan
Victoria Verbaan’s latest range of products bring her paintings to life.
African architecture on the global agenda
The recent UIA2014 conference in Durban presented an opportunity to discuss the priorities for architects in Africa, writes Sean O'Toole.
Garth Walker: Why Durban is a hotbed of creativity
The founder of 'ijusi' magazine credits the city’s unique cultural mix and location as the inspiration for his graphic work.
Brothers from another time
At face value Laurie and Gary Holmes come off like a pair of ’60s California throwbacks. But take a closer look and you might see the future of surfing.
Garth Walker: What does 'being African' look like?
This is the question the acclaimed graphic designer asked himself in 1994 when he started "ijusi" magazine – and he is still asking it...
Beaded iPhone cases by Vukile Batyi and Laduma Ngxokolo
The quintessential 21st-century accessory gets a Xhosa-inspired case courtesy of Vukile Batyi and Laduma Ngxokolo.
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