Each year, Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Programme finds the most promising young minds of South Africa’s creative scene to give them a leg up and hit the ground running in the industry. While the programme’s main class will be exhibiting their work as part of Design Indaba’s Nightscape event in Cape Town, the Extended Class offers applicants from Durban and Johannesburg an opportunity to exhibit their work in their hometown – at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban or at Fox Junction in Johannesburg.
Meet the Durban members of 2017’s Durban Extended Class:
Desireé Noxolo Gumede is a graphic designer from KwaZulu-Natal who graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, focussing on the subliminal power of visual communication. Fellow illustrator Nokubonga Charmane Mbambo is a comic artist who draws inspiration from Japanese manga and animation, while jewellery designer Nomfundo Cebekhulu creates her pieces to reflect African modernity.
KZN native Tsépo Khonyane is an ambitious young businessman with a keen understanding of the power of social media, while Design School of South Africa graduate Hayley Richards makes her mark in the city’s fashion arena. Durban University of Technology graduate Nishthi Sewnath creates her fashion designs with a sense of intuition in addition to aesthetics, while Nivadni Sewnath creates unique garments with an interest in efficient design. Fellow DUT graduate Wanda Majubana is a textile designer who infuses his work with gaming culture.