There are just two days to go before “The Nature of Luxury” – the fifth Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Cape Town.

While adding the final touches to the event, Suzy visited one of her Conference speakers: Hanneli Rupert, the founder and Creative Director of African luxury goods brand, Okapi, and of the Cape Town boutique, Merchants on Long – one of the first concept stores in Africa.

“Africa, our time is now!” reads the slogan T-shirt sported by one designer at the store. Hear why and how Hanneli became a champion of African design talent, and enjoy the unique patterns, textures and colours of the treasures she finds here:

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