Ford Mustang turns 50

Ford Mustang turns 50

How one car grabbed the imagination of many

Design in many guises played a role to put the iconic Ford Mustang on the map..Read more




Designing a better South Africa

What if services were delivered seamlessly in all communities in South Africa? What if you never had  to queue for anything? What if potholes were fixed as they appeared, or even better, what if they never appeared at all? These are the kinds of questions that designers ask and it might be here, in  the design fraternity, that we would be able to design a better South Africa – 20 years into democracy. Read more


Design Trailblazers 

Back from the left: Silvia van de Wiel Gr 11, The Glen High School, Noni Sidu Gr 12, Tersia King Learning Academy, Peladi Kekana Gr 12, Tersia King Learning Academy, Amy Gouws Gr 11, Pretoria High School for Girls. Front from the left: Palesa Mofokeng Gr 12, Tersia King Learning Academy, Maeko Motlokoane Gr 12, Tersia King Learning Academy.

And it’s off to Spain they go

Design trailblazers come in all shapes and sizes and can be any age, as proved by six intrepid Gauteng school girls who will represent South Africa at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) in Pamplona, Spain at the end of May. Read More


Message from the CEO of the SABS, Dr Boni Mehlomakulu 

Towards the next 20 years of democracy

With 27 April behind us, South Africans are now entering the next 20 years of democracy. Read more










Message from the Head : SABS Design Institute, Gavin Mageni

The Design Institute is committed to support new ideas that can create a thriving economy. Read more











Entries now open for Better Living Challenge 

Entries are now open for the Better Living Challenge, managed by the Cape Craft and Design Institute. This a World Design Capital 2014 project, is calling out to all creatives to submit new or existing solutions for low-income home improvement. If you think your solution could be THE idea to change millions of lives, ENTER NOW! Entries close 31 May 2014. For more information go to 













Da Vinci – The Genius now on view at the Amazing Place in Woodmead, Sandton 

Da Vinci – The Genius now on view at the Amazing Place in Woodmead, Sandton 
Experience the genius as you explore the most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world. Suitable for all ages, this amazing exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the mind of a genius. The world-shattering scientific and artistic principles Leonardo discovered are truly awe-inspiring and can be seen until 22 June. 
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2014 Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition

Resourceful designers once again have the opportunity to harness their creativity and technological know-how for a good cause – and the chance to win handsome cash rewards! Eskom’s Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition for 2014 challenges both the novice and the seasoned to come up with their own, unique fusion of flair and functionality, efficiency and aesthetic appeal in designing an energy-efficient luminaire (or in plain language, a lamp!). 

Full details are available on the following website: