Design Indaba 2013

The highlight of the South African design and creative calendar- The Design Indaba is steadily approaching and we’ve just been sent the first details to share with you all. Over the past decade the Design Indaba has grown in popularity and variety to the point where it is now the premier platform on the continent for sharing ideas. It was the place where I first fell in love with design and creative idea generation and to be honest- since then I haven’t looked back.


The 2013 Design Indaba FilmFest screens from 17 February to 3 March 2013, bringing Cape Town audiences a sterling selection of design premieres. Forming part of the preamble to the annual Design Indaba Conference and Expo, the FilmFest allows creative enthusiasts access to affordable, inspirational feature films and documentaries.

Watch this space for venue details and schedule. Also follow @DIFilmFest on Twitter for regular updates.


Sunday, 17 February 2013 – 19:30 to Sunday, 3 March 2013 – 21:30
To be announced
South Africa, Cape Town
Daily screenings. Doors open at 19:30. Tickets available at the door and from closer to the date.


Design Indaba Conference 2013 takes place from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 1 March 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. A live Simulcast is hosted at the same time at various venues around Southern Africa.


Wednesday, 27 February 2013 – 09:00 to 17:00
Thursday, 28 February 2013 – 09:00 to 17:00
Friday, 1 March 2013 – 09:00 to 17:00
South Africa, Cape Town


Design Indaba’s Young Designers Simulcast (YDS) gives students and young professionals the opportunity to attend a live broadcast of the annual Design Indaba Conference in a second
auditorium, at a discounted rate.

YDS is broadcast to venues in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, with plans to extend the network to other African cities.


Wednesday, 27 February 2013 – 07:00 to 15:00
Thursday, 28 February 2013 – 07:00 to 15:00
Friday, 1 March 2013 – 07:00 to 15:00
Cape Town International Convention Centre; other venues to be confirmed
South Africa, Cape Town

Your Street Live Challenge

Your Street Live takes to the stage as the opening event of Design Indaba 2013, happening on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. You’re invited to join other creatives for an evening of inspiration and entertainment – all geared at looking at how design, creativity and innovation can be harnessed to positively affect the way countless people experience working, living or playing on their street or in their community.


Wednesday, 27 February 2013 – 19:00
South Africa›Cape Town
Tickets to this event are R30 each and available at the door on the evening.


Design Indaba Expo is a showcase of the very best South African design products. Bespoke, curated and 100% local, it’s all about creative distinction! South African creativity is blossoming and there is no better place to experience it than at the annual Design Indaba Expo.


Friday, 1 March 2013 – 10:00 to 20:00
Saturday, 2 March 2013 – 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday, 3 March 2013 – 10:00 to 18:00
South Africa, Cape Town
Ticket sales open in 2013.

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