Cape Town-based duo Nico Hendriksz and Anton Louw behind the furniture brand Kino are this year’s winners of the 100% Design South Africa Award.
A short list of some of the South African women whose work goes back to the days before hip-hop became a sponsor-drawing money-spinner.
Bianca Buisman is a freelance documentary photographer, art director and designer with a passion for music and exploring. As young girl she was obsessed with capturing every little thing as she did not trust her memory. She was convinced that if she didn’t save every moment on film, it would […]
Christy Chilimigras’ shockingly brilliant and brutally funny debut memoir, “Things even Gonzalez can’t fix”, was recently launched to critical acclaim. It is the story of a 24-year-old Greek South African girl, “growing up in Johannesburg in a space of pure chaos, raised by two addict parents. In reality, Christy, otherwise known […]
25-year-old illustrator and developer Lorenzo Plaatjies is best known for sad boy content – illustrations of longing and loneliness against an aesthetically pleasing backdrop, creating a blend of pain and pleasure. In all his work, Lorenzo channels his emotions. His illustrations paint an honest picture of his heartfelt feelings. In […]
Lelowhatsgood, real name Zane Ntsikelelo ‘Lelo’ Meslani is a multi-talented creative. He’s a writer, DJ, digital marketer and content creator. The accomplished writer has enjoyed international recognition having had his work published in the New York Times. He has also written for Mail and Guardian and the Superbalist’s The Way […]
Collage artist, fashion designer and assistant creative director, Daisie Jo Grobler is fast making a name for herself in the creative industry. Her dream has always been to create. The designer grew up in Ladybrand in the Eastern Free State, a border town near Maseru, Lesotho. The influence of rural […]
You may not always need an expensive camera to get good high quality images but you do need to have good photographing skills. It’s not always your phone that’s not up to speed, sometimes your skills are not polished enough. Your smartphone is capable of a lot more than you’re […]
Game developer, Bahiyya Khan is a strong advocate for marginalised groups. The games she has created have been to raise awareness around issues facing women of colour and many other societal issue you wouldn’t normally hear of in gaming. The 23-year-old says the only way to change some of society’s […]
In a recent interview with Cape Town-born artist, Zarah Cassim, she shares insights into her ongoing creative process and her perspectives on living abroad. “The reality we perceive exists in multiple layers” We featured Zarah in an article a few years ago, shortly after her graduation from UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine […]
Ben Orkin is a Cape Town-based artist who is currently completing his studies at Michaelis School of Fine Art. This fresh 20-year-old designs and makes clothing, bags, mosaics, bead-works and photography as well as producing a line of ceramics under his artist’s name ‘NEBNIKRO’. You have an eclectic (and […]
Writer Owethu Makhathini recounts her own engagement with filmmaker Khalo Matabane, accused by several women of sexual misconduct and rape.
With a fresh album out that sonically reps South Africa, writer Siyabonga Andre Dennis and photographer Justice Mukheli capture the new Batuk.
‘I wanted to tell the uniquely African tale at a time when I was expected to be nothing more than pretty.’ Blackboard Africa co-founder Amonge Sinxoto tells a powerful story at her prom.
‘I cannot imagine what it looks like when black lips meet.’ Emerging Zimbabwean writer Teresa Samkele finds it hard to remember seeing black lips meet.