ICYMI: Design Indaba Announces Its 2021 Class of Emerging Creatives
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With the creative programme in its 16th running year, Design Indaba continues to support young and upcoming creatives aspiring to make it big within their respective spaces. And of course, this year is no different as the programme announces its Class of Emerging Creatives.

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“We are extremely committed to this programme. Especially now, with the economic impact of Covid-19, it is vital that we continue to support our youth and aid their entry into the local and global marketplace so that their stars can truly shine. Young talent, with so much potential, needs all the help it can get – and so we are thankful to the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for providing support for this programme.”

– Founder of Design Indaba, Ravi Naidoo

With that said, the Design Indaba Class of Emerging Creatives for 2021 are as follows:


Azola Tanzi

Mashoto Tshoga

Nikiwe Dlova

Aria van Rooyen

Tristan Shaun Henry

Lunga Mzimba


Graphic Design

Caleb Pillay

Clinton Myeni

Ntobeko Nxumalo

Tebogo Mapomane

Mncedisi Faltein



Babalo Rozani

Zulu Mien – Nicola Robertson


Visual Art

Lerato Lodi

Akhona Mbange


Boikanyo Mashigo

Brad Jackson

Chelsea Robin

Danielle Jordaan

Gerald Genie


Pule Magopa


Film and Photography 

Boitumelo Thindiza

Fiona Davhana

Lithemba Nziweni

Zenhlanhla Myeni Lovarism

Kgothatso Malatjie

Nhlakanipho Mashinini



Hilde Franzsen

Tebogo Lethuba

Lethabo Mmalerato Huma

Buhle Qabaka



Clement Maenetja



Kaya Design Hub

Ontlametse Molefe



Deft – Zani Alberts and Martin Tallie

Magrietha Labuschagne

Elizabeth Louisa van der Merwe


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“We congratulate all those selected! We look forward to seeing how the new Class of 2021 fares as they make their way into the world. We are extremely encouraged by the quality and caliber of the submissions that we received, and we know that the South African creative community will be positively uplifted by the addition of these bright young minds.”

– Founder of Design Indaba, Ravi Naidoo

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