Join the conversation to #cocreateSA and WIN
Department of Design is a three-week long event that supports sustainability and collaboration. But the conversation that begins there does not have to end there. The Dutch Consul General Bonnie Horbach is committed to engaging with South Africans and listening to what this community has to share. By working together, we can make a difference and #cocreateSA. That is why she is offering one of 10 tickets to #changemakers event on […]
Sustainable fashion and fair trade
With locally produced bracelets, Shake the World aims to stimulate the interaction between fashion and fair trade and empower youth in Kwazulu Natal.
Design is a game with Play the City
How can the bustling Khayelitsha Business District be designed to meet the needs of all those who use it? With Play the City’s board game, they may have an answer.
Horticulture of the past, present and future
Certhon’s greenhouse technology builds on techniques from the past and present to create a future where more is grown using less land, energy and water.
Parking for Department of Design
There are a number of options for parking during Department of Design events, or if you are just dropping by for a visit. Parking on the street is free, where it is allowed, but tends to be fully occupied during the day. Here are other options: Free Street Parking Just behind Gardens Commercial School, you can access this from Saint Johns Road (Saint Johns is part of the same street […]
Creative re-use that supports the community
Empowering trash collectors, Trashback has built a business on the creative re-use of materials, many of which will be used in Department of Design.
Bringing farmers and designers together, Agri meets Design aims to develop sustainable agriculture solutions in South Africa that can be used worldwide.
Inspiration by the cup at Department of Coffee
Khayelitsha’s first espresso-based coffee house, Department of Coffee, has created a lively public space and boosted local economy. It is also the inspiration behind the Department of Design name.
Join the conversation to #cocreateSA
Get a postcard and upload your own #cocreateSA selfie. Go to one of the below locations to pick up your #cocreateSA postcard. Then, upload your #cocreateSA selfie to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tell us we can make a difference. All selfies tagged and uploaded by 11 July stand a chance to win one of 10 invitations to an exclusive Department of Design networking event. SAM Bos Ice Tea Hubspace Khayelitsha […]
Butterfly Housing redefines sustainable living
With sustainable, low-cost houses that can be quickly and locally produced, the Butterfly Housing project aims to transform how communities address urban growth.