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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


The KZNSA Gallery is hosting Emerging Creatives, part of the 2017 Design Indaba festival.

Each year, Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Programme finds the most promising young minds of South Africa’s creative scene to give them a leg up and hit the ground running in the industry.

While the programme’s main class will be exhibiting their work as part of Design Indaba’s Nightscape event in Cape Town, the Extended Class offers applicants from Durban and Johannesburg an opportunity to exhibit their work in their hometown – at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban or at Fox Junction in Johannesburg.

The Durban members of 2017’s Durban Extended Class are as follows:

-Desireé Noxolo Gumede is a graphic designer from KwaZulu-Natal who graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, focusing on the subliminal power of visual communication.
-Fellow illustrator Nokubonga Charmane Mbambo is a comic artist who draws inspiration from Japanese manga and animation
-Jewellery designer Nomfundo Cebekhulu creates her pieces to reflect African modernity.
-KZN’sTsépo Khonyane is an ambitious young businessman with a keen understanding of the power of social media
-Design School of South Africa graduate Hayley Richards makes her mark in the city’s fashion arena.
-Durban University of Technology graduate Nishthi Sewnath creates her fashion designs with a sense of intuition in addition to aesthetics
-Nivadni Sewnath creates unique garments with an interest in efficient design.
-Fellow DUT graduate Wanda Majubana is a textile designer who infuses his work with gaming culture.

Extended Class – Durban opens tomorrow (March 1) and runs until March 19. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit