Designing in colour with Russell Abrahams
1 June 2017

Cape Town illustrator Russell Abrahams has been upping the local standard for quite some time. Kaylon Koeries and Quasiem Gamiet caught up with the man behind the new design studio, Yay Abe, to discuss the pleasures and pains of being a creative entrepreneur in the Mother City. How did you realise illustration was your thing?

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31 March 2017

This April, Infecting the City – South Africa’s pioneering public arts festival – will once again be igniting Cape Town’s public spaces, including City Walk. A collaboration between the Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, Infecting the City celebrates a decade of seminal performances and installations by artists from around South Africa and the

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Doing good through design – #DesignIndaba at a glance
9 March 2017

Last week brought a flurry of creative inspiration to Cape Town as Design Indaba hit the Mother City once more. The stellar three-day conference line-up included an array of speakers hailing from all corners of the vast realm of creativity, covering topics that ranged from the annoying copy cats to the transposition of personal data

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ICA Live Art: a feast of FREE inner-city performances
6 February 2017

While many consider February to be the month of love, here in Cape Town we’ve reclaimed it as the month of FREE artistic expression, as the international ICA Live Art festival takes over the inner-city between the 10th and the 26th. Presented by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), this year’s 10-day  programme showcases a

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Mel Jones: Lady of the LOLs
3 January 2017

How and why did you get into comedy? I was always the class clown at school, so people expected me to get into some form of entertainment. They encouraged me to do it, the kids at school, my colleagues at work and friends at college. Comedy was never huge here in South Africa – when

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Exhibition gives peek into lives of the privileged 1%
28 November 2016

It was August 2011 that the phrase, “We are the 99 percent” became one of the most powerful political slogans of our time, underpinning the global Occupy movement. Referencing glaring economic inequality in the United States, it suggested that 99% of the population were suffering for the mistakes of a tiny minority – the 1%

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DIY? Because anybody can!
3 November 2016

SuzelleDIY is South Africa’s most successful YouTube channel, offering a unique brand of comedy and useful DIY tips. Kaylon Koeries spoke to Ari Kruger and Julia Anastasopoulos, the couple behind Sketchbook Studios and  the creators of South Africa’s favourite web persona, SuzelleDIY.

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Mango Groove, still fresh!
2 November 2016

They’ve been making music for over 30 years, yet manage to remain relevant as a proudly South African household name. They are headlining some of the country’s top festivals and have a new album coming out, making it clear that their staying power is fuelled by far more than nostalgia.

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Talk is cheap; design thinking makes the difference
1 September 2016

What are the core design-related skills that industry needs to drive innovation? This was the topic of conversation during the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s Human Design Capital Forum, held on 16 August as part of the Open Design Cape Town Festival 2016. Debbie Loots caught up with Dr Rael Futerman and Claire Jowell –

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