Sino Xaba – Egoli Textile Design

Sino Xaba – Egoli Textile Design

“Ethically produced African textiles and fashion, inspired by indigenous designs”. Egoli Textiles, represents women sewing innovation and economic development together, still finding the time to place Africa on the map of artistic leaders. A 100% female owned company,...
Annabel Davids – Organico

Annabel Davids – Organico

Annabel knew from a young age that she had what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Sacrificing time and and with a lot of effort, her scent lingered her in major retail stores. Established in 2015, Organico is an exciting Aroma & Holistic Lifestyle...
Lerato Motsamai – Petrolink

Lerato Motsamai – Petrolink

Lerato is a leader in her own right, setting an example for ladies in the automotive space. She speaks highly about shifting paradigm in a male dominated industry. After 17 years in the corporate world, she took it upon herself to create space for women in a male...
Celebration of Women’s Month

Celebration of Women’s Month

The SABS DI with our partners salutes women who are making strides in the entrepreneurial space. Our design and innovation programmes are targeted at supporting and developing women owned businesses into sustainable businesses. Women face more difficulties becoming...
The Importance of History

The Importance of History

With the visit of ico-D to the Design Institute, I have pondered the issue of history. The Design Institute has a long relationship with ico-D, in its former guise as Icograda – a relationship that spans many decades. The other reason I have been offering mind space...
Beware of getting married to your product idea

Beware of getting married to your product idea

In an article that appeared in the Entrepreneurship magazine late last year, I made the statement that designers, entrepreneurs and innovators should beware of getting married to their product ideas. What do I mean by that? Over its history of more than 40 years, the...