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CreativeMornings Johannesburg turned 5 we made it happen

Reading Time: 1 minute Building the creative community in Johannesburg and South Africa are very close to our hearts. Which is one of the reasons we have been running CreativeMornings in Johannesburg for the last 5 years. Since September 2017 we have hosted 53 talks for 3253 different people.  https://vimeo.com/292301817 There was even a photo booth https://vimeo.com/292935017 Special thanks […]

Simon Dingle – In Maths we Trust

Reading Time: 1 minute CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. This month our theme is Transparency and we’re letting Simon Dingle do the talking. Simon is a broadcaster and designer who believes we’re doing money wrong and is trying to fix it. He hosts a weekly radio show about technology on 5FM and previously directed product […]

CreativeMornings: Transparency

Reading Time: 1 minute We are a species that flourishes when we’re seen, when our work matters, and when we connect with and understand one another. What makes all of this possible is the posture of transparency—the willingness to be seen, knowing that transparency may not always be reciprocated or appreciated. A boss sharing her vision with the team, […]

Getting weird with Donovan Goliath

Reading Time: 2 minutes When his parents named him, Donovan David Goliath, they must have known that with such a loaded name, their son would have a few internal conflicts. It is this essential inner struggle at his core that eventually led him to choose a full time career in comedy over a lucrative job in advertising. What may […]

August is all about weird at CreativeMornings

Reading Time: 1 minute Whether it’s butter in coffee, bacon on doughnuts, fashion in the 80’s making a return, or the culture of an organisation, weirdness reveals that there are no rules or right answers. Weirdness widens the edges of the status quo, and if we allow it, it adds beauty to our lives because it introduces us to […]

CreativeMornings: June is Broken

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gaze and eye contact are simple acts, but when our attention transforms into vigilance, we begin to notice things that weren’t immediately obvious. We might notice an extra space in a paragraph or details within the texture of the page that weren’t appreciated. When we turn our eyes to the government, healthcare, traditional education or […]

CreativeMornings: FAKA on Broken

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Introducing our June CreativeMornings speaker: FAKA – a local art duo working through performance art, as an archival project documenting the experiences of young black queer creatives locally. FAKA is a cultural movement established by best friends Thato Ramaisa and Buyani Duma (who go by the stage names Fela Gucci and Desire Marea). Thato describes himself as […]

Gareth Pon: Reality Check

Reading Time: 1 minute Gareth Pon is one of those people you see online but have no idea what he actually does for a living. Born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gareth is a filmmaker, photographer, creative consultant and Africa’s Top Instagrammer (named by African Blogger Awards in 2014 & 2015) – He has been featured by CNN, […]

FreshBooks Campaign: Master Freelancer Award

Reading Time: 1 minute As you may (or may not) know, every few months CreativeMornings run campaigns with our global partners. These are great opportunities to focus on sharing or doing something in particular that benefits the global community, and gives people everywhere the opportunity to participate in something across all cities in the CM family. The GIFts channel […]

CreativeMornings Johannesburg: 2015 Review

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s been a busy year for CreativeMornings Johannesburg. We hosted ten talks in total, only missing out on two themes – Climate (February) and Time (December). Our speakers were photographers, agency founders, directors, designers, comedians, and artists. They provided us with some amazing insights and commentary on the state of their respective industries, South Africa, […]