It’s almost impossible to hear the word lockdown and not think about the change of life the world experienced when the coronavirus reached its peak two years ago. If you weren’t occupied by Tiktok, bingeing on Netflix or making banana loaves you were probably doing home renovations.

South Africa’s artists were also busy. They include award-winning fashion designer Thebe Magugu, whose work has appeared in Vogue and furniture designer Peter Mabeo, who collaborated with Fendi in 2021 to create a 10-piece collection called Kopma.

Hype about the African continent’s style is growing internationally. And that’s the reason German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has partnered with South Africa’s lifestyle television brand, the Home Channel, to launch Afrimaxx, a show that features “up-and-coming artists and cultural figures from the music, architecture and gastronomy sectors.”

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