Nthabi Taukobong has had a career spanning 25 years in the Interior Design industry working on esteemed residential and leisure projects for Presidents, African Royalty, top CEO's, South Africa's 5 Star Hotel groups and even the Governor of the Reserve Bank (to name but a few). She has undertaken projects on the continent spanning from Johannesburg, to Rwanda, DRC, and Nigeria and as far afield as Ethiopia and Mauritius. Nthabi is one of the most celebrated Interior Designers in the African industry and in her memoir, The REAL Interior, she reveals all the ins about her designer world and personal journey. She is the Founding Member and Managing Director of Ditau Interiors, an Interior Design Consultation company based in Johannesburg, South Africa that provides an exclusive design service to a niche Clientele in the leisure and residential markets. Nthabi sits on the board of the IID (The African Institute of The Interior Design Professions) and is the Chairperson of the BID Forum (Black Interior Designers Forum) as well as serves on the Management Committee. She remains excited about the evolving face of design in South Africa and on the continent and the role of transformation she will be assisting with within the organization. She is particularly passionate about mentoring students and young professionals by sharing her extensive years of industry knowledge and helping create a network of support for designers through the IID.