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Meet Design Indaba 2019’s Emerging Creatives

A rundown of the talented individuals who are part of the top 50 South African creatives changing the

Every year, the Design Indaba in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture select 50 of the most talented individuals who are constantly changing, contributing and setting new trends on the creative landscape.

Here, you can get to know a few of the creatives particularly in the fashion, jewellery and accessories industries who you should definitely keep an eye on this year.  


Madri Scherman

Originally a Molecular Science student at Stellenbosch University, Madri is now a full-time designer. She started her own brand, Masch, for which she designs and makes hand-stitched leather bags and accessories.

Eleazer Radebe

A Design Time School of Interior Design graduate, Eleazer Radebe is an interior designer turned fashion designer who now runs his own exclusive lifestyle brand, By ELE Apparel & Interiors, in Cape Town.

Therusha Chetty

Apart from studying Somatology at the Durban University of Technology, Therusha Chetty is also a Durban based fashion and accessory designer.

Zane Ngwenya

Currently completing a Bachelor of Technology in Fashion Design at the Durban University of Technology, Zane Ngwenya is a fashion and textile designer who portrays South African township culture through her art and work.

Bonolo Moloi

Previously an interior designer, Bonolo Moloi is now the creative force behind jewellery brand Noli Goddess, where she creates jewellery pieces inspired by the beauty of African women.

Asanda Mini

A University of Cape Town graduate and entrepreneur, Asanda Mini creates vibrant and unique beaded watch straps and other accessories through her company, Unyazi.

Kgahlego Kewana

A doctor turned fashion designer, Kgahlego Kewana brings a unique style and boundless creativity to the fashion industry with her brand, DOCTORED, which she launched in December 2017.

Taz Watson

Taz Watson is an entrepreneur and jewellery designer from Cape Town who launched her own brand, KiiRA in 2018. She designs and makes jewellery that is ethical, sustainable and socially responsible. 

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