The most beautiful thing in SA?

2015-01-25 17:00

Is the most beautiful thing in South Africa a school bag with a social conscience, a politically powered beret or the little satellite decoder that sits atop your TV?

That’s what members of the public will get to decide when voting for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa, an initiative that’s part of the annual Design Indaba.

The 12 nominees for 2015, chosen by a range of well-known South Africans, will be exhibited at the festival.

Previous winners include a short fantasy video called Steam 1886, which examined the fashion, hats, gadgets and lifestyle that its creators saw as the possible future of 19th-century steam culture, and Gavin Rajah’s gorgeous pebble dress.

The festival kicks off on February 27 and runs until March 1 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The winner will be announced at the end of the festival.

Here are some of the beautiful finalists. Which one gets your vote?

» Cast your vote online at

» Want to read more about the 12 objects of beauty? Go to

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