Laduma Ngxokolo is a South African textile and knitwear designer, best known for his men’s knitwear range inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork. Laduma will collaborate with Yinka Ilori for an exclusive new work for Africa Calling. Laduma will take part in the showcase but also take part in the debate session and discuss his work in our Ubuntu sessions. Ngxokolo’s flair for knitwear design earned him a bursary from both Port Elizabeth-based Cape Wools South Africa and Mohair South Africa during his Btech studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2010. The same year Ngxokolo won the South African national leg of the South African Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) Design Competition, which earned him a trip to London where he was awarded first prize internationally for the competition.