Designers called to help design a Madiba Script typeface

August 2014 Newsletter

Designers are called to contribute their talents to the legacy of Nelson Mandela by designing a letter (or two, or three ...) in the Madiba Script typeface project. Read More


Iconic ijusi - 20 years of putting African design under the spotlight

What started as a project to bide time until clients started making their appearance, has become a rare and iconic testament to African design.
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Two of the 43 Challenge’s success stories

Since the Design Institute started changing the lives of young entrepreneurs through its 43 Challenge in January this year, there have been several success stories bearing testament to the fact that through design coaching and nurturing, entrepreneurs can eventually achieve success.  
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When viral campaigns produce the goods 

The term ‘viral campaign’ is bandied about a lot these days – apparently everything goes viral. But are all viral campaigns created equal?  Read More


Message from the CEO of the SABS, Dr Boni Mehlomakulu

Time to reflect on education, passion and dedication

As we come to the end of Mandela month, we need to take time to reflect on what Nelson Mandela meant to South Africans and also to people across the globe.
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Message from the Head of the Design Institute, Gavin Mageni

What the acquisition of the Mandela 95’s acquisition means

The Design Institute was recently instrumental in the SABS acquiring the Mandela 95 Poster Collection.
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