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The Portfolio: Nanna Venter

‘Artsronaut’ Nanna Venter lets us in on her process for designing book covers, including for Lauren Beukes’s ‘Afterland’

Decorex Cape Town brings global décor trends home

‘We’re finally seeing a more mainstream influence as African designers establish themselves on a global scale’

Cathy O’Clery

Creative director, platform creative agency +100% Design South Africa

D-school is the future of design

An institute at UCT exposes students to reality and prepares them for a changing world.

The rise of citizen-led design as an answer to century-old models

People should be at the heart of all good design, which several new projects are acknowledging.

New exhibitors at Design Indaba Expo 2015

Here's a taste from the feast of new work that will be showcased for the first time at Africa's largest design exhibition.

Joey Hi-Fi: Book cover chameleon

The intricate book covers Dale Halvorsen designs are at once gripping trailers and accurate visual summaries of the stories that lie beneath them.

Luxury tourism booms in Cape Town

While the local poor protest about basic amenities and housing, the rich are flocking to Cape Town to enjoy its luxury accommodation.

Rossana Orlandi, a global icon with a nose for the future

Global icon Rossana Orlandi is more than a creative and an eclectic designer. She's recently adopted the role of a nurturer for upcoming designers.

Design objects are tactile storytellers

Hailed as a herald of the future, Nacho Carbonell ?believes design anticipates the way our story unfolds.

Design24 competition to rejuvenate Naspers building

Design24 has launched a competition for designers to reimagine the Sanlam Centre in Cape Town, once the tallest building in Africa.

Goldblatt: I’m after a particular sense of stillness

David Goldblatt is the featured artist at this year's Johannesburg Art Fair. He is showing work under the title The Frock and Other Pictures.

Things of beauty: Rock girl benches

India Baird is a human rights lawyer who has taken the bench out of the courtroom and installed it in public spaces to create safe areas for women.

200 YSA 2013: A fashionable blogger

VIDEO: Meet Malibongwe Tyilo, a creative who is putting local fashion and design in the multimedia spotlight. He is an M&G 200 Young South African.

Just what the Dokter and Misses ordered

Trendy furniture and décor brand Dokter and Misses showcases its urban designs at showroom and gallery CO-OP in Braamfontein, Jo'burg.

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