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Meet the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Class of 2023

Announcement — Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme for 2023.

After a long application process which saw over 340 entrants, the top 20 youngsters from across South Africa who are part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme for 2023 have been announced. Click here to view the full list.

This list of hot talent to watch, which includes 20 rising stars, will enjoy a well-rounded educational experience lived by the programme, which is supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. The programme aims to refine essential skills and equip participants with tactics to elevate their work to a higher standard and promote it in the marketplace. This will all be done under the guidance of this year’s curator, Neo ‘Nene’ Mahlangu, a former Design Indaba Emerging Creative who has successfully paved her way as both an artist and an entrepreneur. 

For 18 years, the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives platform has successfully launched the careers of gifted creatives, including fashion designer Thebe Magugu, furniture designer Mpho Vackier, jewellery designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik, designer and illustrator Daniel Ting Chong and milliner Crystal Birch, and scores of others.