by Thabang Leshilo (@Thabang_Leshilo) The South African music festival of the past was a simple thing, featuring a few local acts performing to a small crowd of enthusiasts. Today, festivals such as Oppikoppi and AfrikaBurn are the stuff that legends are made of. So, what’s all the fuss about and what’s driving this trend?
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For Design Annotator today, we’ve chosen: Young South Africa featuring Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Bizarre AfrikaBurn motion photos by Lukas Renlund; Show & Tell creative talks; 10 creatives inspired by the city; Jo Anke Gallery’s Hlengiwe Vilakati; illustrator and standup comedian Donovan Goliath; artist blankets for Mr Price Home; and a call to enter the Nokia Asha A-List Competition.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week on Design Annotator we’re highlighting: AfrikaBurn, photographer Brett Rubin, Bheki Dube’s Curiocity Backpackers, Motherland Coffee Co, art curator Zach Nossel, 10 botanical spaces and projects, and MACHINE’s Unite Joburg for adidas Originals.
Andrew Whitehouse, Executive Creative Director at FoxP2, attended the AfrikaBurn (a South African take on the famous Burning Man) event held in the Karoo in April. He took some pictures and jotted down some words exclusively for MarkLives.