Visionary Matters

Visionary Matters

Pioneering 'Room to Shine'

Pioneering ‘Room to Shine’

LATITUDES is a platform for African art in international times. The first African art fair that is 100% owned by women, it's a niche-focused fair that seeks to expand and strengthen local art audiences and promote African art in an economically viable manner ... Read More
Unstoppable Creative Talent

Unstoppable Creative Talent

If you want to refresh your perspective, stimulate your mind, and see some of South Africa's ''unstoppable'' talent, join us! Hear from founder Fee Halsted about her Ardmore team's ability to create magnificent forms during trying times that is a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit ... Read More
Find out about 'Fynbos'

Find out about ‘Fynbos’

Coming up on October 08th in our new webinar series, is The Cape's spectacular botanical landscape. Three renowned ''green'' experts will show you what makes this the world's richest natural garden. Adam Harrower of Kirstenbosch, Ernst van Jaarsveld of Babylonstoren, & Sean Privett of Grootbos! It's spring time here - and we are bursting to share our botanical bounty ... Read More
New Eyes - New Tangent

New Eyes – New Tangent

We have selected Cyrus Kabiru’s images of eyewear as a perfect metaphor for the new tangent we're launching, because his work deals with imagination and transformation. ''Seek with New Eyes'' is a webinar series that will take you on a voyage of discovery around South Africa. Join us on Sep 23 ... Read More
Willem Boshoff, Nirox

A First in the Field of Art

Willem Boshoff is a world-renowned artist whose works involve long-term archival research across a range of disciplines such as music, botany, visual arts, philosophy - who has just been awarded top ratings in his field ... Read More
Blank Page For New Beginnings

Blank Page For New Beginnings

Disasters are known as powerful ignition tools for radical ways of transforming business practices. To harvest emerging ideas trend forecaster Li Edelkoort is organizing a platform to counterbalance the World Economic Forum - The World Hope Forum ... Read More
Creative Trailblazer

Creative Trailblazer

Louis Schwartzberg is an inspiring visual artist who celebrates life and reveals the mysteries of nature, people and places ... by providing breathtaking imagery using time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography ... Read More
An African Conservation Hero

An African Conservation Hero

Visionary pioneer Garth Owen-Smith said: 'Conserving our natural environment will not make you materially rich, but there is no greater satisfaction than having made our planet a better place to live on, even if it is just in a very small way’ ... Read More
Intrepid, Courageous Path-Blazer

Intrepid, Courageous Path-Blazer

A visionary who used trees as an instrument of civil disobedience, started a movement that reimaged the ecological and economic landscape and modeled a new form of civic agency for nature & humanity, is Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize    ... Read More
While in a 'A Narrow Place'... Dream

While in a ‘A Narrow Place’… Dream

Why not seize the moment - and dream? Plan for when you can travel again. For when you can connect & engage. For where you'll go on your bucket list. For what then, 'new eyes' may reveal ... Read More
A Song To Wash Your Hands To

A Song To Wash Your Hands To

Since we are being compelled to transform our social behaviour worldwide, we share this in the hope that it reminds you of South Africa's zest for life, and energy-bursting talent  ... Read More
Wise Words From Global Gurus

Wise Words From Global Gurus

As a species, our best design stories still lie ahead of us. For over 25-years, Design Indaba Cape Town has presented a slew of visionary thinkers whose innovations have truly shaped our globe ... Read More
"World Team of the Year" - Laureus Winner

“World Team of the Year” – Laureus Winner

South Africa's Men’s Rugby Team was named ''World Team of the Year'' at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards. It was a massively symbolic win which brought together all the communities in the country ... Read More
''The Match in Africa''

”The Match in Africa”

Roger Federer says "his Match in Africa is a dream come true. I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival & friend Rafa Nadal - for a very good cause. ... Read More
Connecting Cultures

Connecting Cultures

Music is an extrordinary example of how culture connects us and can help us to imagine and build a better future. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma believes there are many more - and has set out to prove it. What better way to step into a new decade than this video with a powerful message? ... Read More
Crowns, Knighthoods & Knock-outs

Crowns, Knighthoods & Knock-outs

If winning was a country, it would be South Africa right now! Accolades, awards and reasons to celebrate, showing that hope is alive and local talent is prodigious ... Read More
Japanese Sound of Chitchat?

Japanese Sound of Chitchat?

Being a volunteer at PechaKucha nights in Cape Town is a way to bring people together and boost community development. And learn how to be succinct ... Read More
How Great Is Thy Art?

How Great Is Thy Art?

The new Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria gives the city of jacarandas (and the whole country) a new cultural landmark & window into the past with the Mapungubwe Collection ... Read More
Singular Brand Icon

Singular Brand Icon

A South African design icon. A brand pioneer. A singular woman of note whose functional products will remain in our homes and hearts. Carroll Boyes RIP ... Read More
Making The World A Better Place

Making The World A Better Place

A Recipe for Change? Who’d have thought that one of the most revolutionary non-electric heat retention cookers would be as simple as an African-print beanbag? ... Read More
Honouring A Resilient Visionary

Honouring A Resilient Visionary

David Koloane - a revered voice in Africa’s artistic landscape, celebrated for his contribution to South Africa’s cultural struggle - whose loss leaves the art world hollow ... Read More
Wanderlust Renegades : Part 3

Wanderlust Renegades : Part 3

If you’re travelling and start to ask yourself, I wonder who came up with that clever idea? People who travelled ... Read More
Wanderlust Renegades : Part 2

Wanderlust Renegades : Part 2

If you’re on a trip and start to ask yourself, I wonder who came up with that clever idea?  Those answers are amongst a few of the game-changers ... Read More
African Responsible Tourism Winner

African Responsible Tourism Winner

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve outside Cape Town just announced as overall winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market Africa, 2019 ... Read More
Some Wandering Renegades

Some Wandering Renegades

Inspiring People Changing The Way We Travel / David Attenborough - whose aim is to remind people of the interconnectedness of living things ... Read More
South African Activist to Become First Disabled Person in Space

South African Activist to Become First Disabled Person in Space

Eddie Ndopu, a South African activist and humanitarian, plans a flight on a commercial trip into space and deliver an address to the UN while he’s up there ... Read More

Bottom Up Resilience In Africa

The challenges faced by Africa's rapidly growing cities are unique. Chief Resilience members from Accra, Addis Ababa, & Cape Town share how their cities are working to solve these ... Read More
Inspiring Problem Solving

Inspiring Problem Solving

''Ground breaking ideas that are changing the way we live work, play and think about what's possible'' plus The Africa Prize   ... Read More
One Of Our Greatest Gifts

One Of Our Greatest Gifts

Did you know that the two minutes silence and its association to Armistice Day (11/11/11) or 'Remembrance Day' has a South African origin? ... Read More
Transforming Livelihoods

Transforming Livelihoods

Celebrating African initiatives where objects made by the human hand reflect the inherent essence of the spirit of the maker ... Read More
Keeping The Dream Alive

Keeping The Dream Alive

''The only walls between humans and elephants are the ones we put up ourselves'' ... Francoise Malby-Anthony carries on Lawrence's dream ... Read More
Truth As Timeless As The Baobab

Truth As Timeless As The Baobab

Treat children and animals with kindness, and pass this wisdom on to generations to come says Credo Mutwa, whose cosmology is a lodestar to us regaining balance & harmony in Africa ... Read More
Finding Gems Among Aliens

Finding Gems Among Aliens

The biggest private project of its kind in South Africa - a pioneering alien vegetation clearing project at Vergelegen wine estate revealing natural treasures of indigenous vegetation  ... Read More
The Night That Changed The World

The Night That Changed The World

An event that sowed the seeds of Satyagraha - about which Mandela said of Gandhi: 'India’s soul truly does lie in South Africa' ... Read More
Human-Centred Design

Human-Centred Design

Opportunities pave a way for innovation unlike any other. See how a human-centred approach to design enhances ways to make magic happen ... Read More
Shot In The Arm - Or Foot?

Shot In The Arm – Or Foot?

Caster Semenya's response to critics vocal on the gender issue is to not stop winning, thrive through adversity & stand up for her fellow athletes ... Read More
Being The Sea Change You Want To See

Being The Sea Change You Want To See

Here's to the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer Lewis Pugh, in his quest to drastically reduce single-use plastic items in our daily lives ... Read More
An Academic Fashion Moment

An Academic Fashion Moment

South African cultural warrior, artist Esther Mhlangu, with her Ndebele art collaborations across the globe, receives an honorary doctorate ... Read More
Even Starbucks has "Ubuntu"

Even Starbucks has “Ubuntu”

Starbucks was started with some basic fundamentals of "Ubuntu" in mind, giving it the longevity to build a very strong brand with intrinsic valued staff ... Read More
Fuelling African Innovation

Fuelling African Innovation

Michelle Obama: ''You can choose to go along with what everyone is doing, or you can become whatever you want to be in this life. That’s what Siya Xuza did'' ... Read More
Passion, purpose and pride

Passion, purpose and pride

By intertwining passion with purpose, architect Mokena Makeka is ensuring that South Africans can be proud of the places they call home ... Read More
When You Think You Can't ...

When You Think You Can’t …

A force to be reckoned with! Winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize & Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism, Chaeli Mycroft talks to the UN ... Read More
Changing the World - One Story at a Time

Changing the World – One Story at a Time

Do write. Do right. A business that's providing a canvas to kick-start ideas to develop the minds of young children via story books ... Read More
Ardmore’s Voyage of Discovery

Ardmore’s Voyage of Discovery

Cape Town is hot & happening - basking in long hot summer days & a creative vortex peaking with the Cape Town Art Fair, Design Indaba & host of design-related events  ... Read More
The Good of Good News

The Good of Good News

The future is bright, says Bill Gates, TIME's first-ever guest editor, & 'If we want to change the world, we should invest in the people who already are', says Melinda ... Read More
Opening A World Of Wonder

Opening A World Of Wonder

A remarkable talent building method to develop innate musical abilities that can open a new world for disadvantaged kids, as it did for their visionary teacher Maria Botha ... Read More
And Then Came The Bees

And Then Came The Bees

Guess which African giant a humble bee can deter? ... Read More
Visionary Plan By Pioneering Women

Visionary Plan By Pioneering Women

Migration to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront's Silo district is a clever paradigm shift around the desirability & economic potential of local South African design ... Read More
Prestigious Wins

Prestigious Wins

Decanter recognizes South Africa’s reputation as a world class wine producer & Chelsea Flower Show awards it a gold ... Read More
Twist To The Human Story

Twist To The Human Story

Spectacular South African fossils are revolutionizing the human family tree & radically changing our understanding of evolution ... Read More
Only a ‘Small Window of Time’

Only a ‘Small Window of Time’

Other than massive investment in Africa’s mines, China is also a big market for elephant tusks & rhino horn, which has driven poaching to alarming heights ... Read More
The Voice Of Our Planet

The Voice Of Our Planet

David Attenborough "probably has done more than any single individual to crystallize for the world why taking climate change seriously is a moral and an existential imperative" ... Read More
Transformative Trailblazers

Transformative Trailblazers

An innovative land reform deal in the Cape Winelands represents how owners & workers can co-own their production (sweat equity) and co-exist on land they are all tied to ... Read More
Prescient Commemoration

Prescient Commemoration

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Churchill's concern was that the loss of the past would mean “the most thoughtless of ages. Every day headlines and short views.” ... Read More
Saluting A Giver of Hope & Courage

Saluting A Giver of Hope & Courage

South African humour. An advert in tribute to outgoing Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela ... Read More
Tribute to brilliant satirist

Tribute to brilliant satirist

A documentary that captures a man and his lifetime commitment to South Africa by using satire to affect change ... Read More
Honouring Fearless South Africans

Honouring Fearless South Africans

TIME magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world includes public protector Thuli Madonsela & palaeo-anthropologist Lee Berger ... Read More
Reconnection to Nature's Blueprint

Reconnection to Nature’s Blueprint

Acclaimed sculptor Dylan Lewis' garden expresses the deep seated themes of his work, including the notion of an 'untamed wilderness' ... Read More
A Fitting Tribute to Mandela

A Fitting Tribute to Mandela

A giant tapestry provides a constant reminder to the millions of people passing through Cape Town International airport about Mandela's legacy ... Read More
Award Winners - Responsible Tourism

Award Winners – Responsible Tourism

Shining a light on the best of the best, these awards aim to surprise & inspire tourists & the tourism industry by what it is possible globally ... Read More
The Face That Changed The Human Story

The Face That Changed The Human Story

As champion of South Africa's claim to be the true birthplace of humankind, palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger has added two completely new species to the human family tree ... Read More
Join Us for An Unforgettable Weekend of Art

Join Us for An Unforgettable Weekend of Art

Enjoy the cream of contemporary portraiture in South Africa. View 100 selected portraits on an art-filled weekend in choice spots around Cape Town & the Winelands ... Read More
Solving A Real Challenge In Real Time

Solving A Real Challenge In Real Time

A simple, yet visionary way to increase the number of cancer survivors through early detection, BreastIT is a mobile breast cancer diagnosis tool ... Read More
Fund-raiser For Royal Conservation Project

Fund-raiser For Royal Conservation Project

''Conservation is as much about people and community programmes as it is about wildlife protection,” says Prince Harry whose charity Tusk works to save the African elephant & rhino ... Read More
Courageous Cultural Ambassadors

Courageous Cultural Ambassadors

Against the odds, with no formal training, a group of traditional dancers is representing SA at the acclaimed World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood ... Read More
Top Accolades for South African Brandy

Top Accolades for South African Brandy

Winner of the Best Brandy and Cognac Producer in the World, South Africa's KWV 20 is a delicious soft brandy with hints of dried apricot, citrus, honey, fruitcake & spices ... Read More