Creative Cape Town

Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African trumpeter, at the 2011 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Photo courtesy Wilfred Paulse

Cape Town is widely recognised as a cool, creative city. Home to the Design Indaba, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Infecting the City, the Cape Town Festival and several other major events and public art festivals, Cape Town the World Design Capital in 2014. In the city centre alone, there are over 1000 design entities, many of them small and entrepreneurial.

What is the face of art in Africa? Why is design so integral to this city of beauty and contrast? Several Cape Town organisations are on hand to assist with this angle: Creative Cape Town, The Africa Centre, Design Indaba, the Cape Craft and Design Institute, and others.

Graffiti, Cape Town. Photo courtesy coda