About us

To us innovation is relative, innovation does not necessarily mean building a cool app or creating the latest “cool” gadget. What Innovaton means to us is how we can make your life a little better. How we can contribute to make life easier. We do that by looking at the problem and then we find the best solution. Whether we do it through open source technology, green technology, art or a totally new invention, whatever it takes. We want to make innovation affordable for everyone.


We are inspired by Africa. We love everything about Africa. From the music, food to the weather and history . We use African values to create products that speak to Africans. Being African is not just being born in Africa but it also means how you think, speak and play. We aim to create innovative products that will inspire you and speak to you in your language.

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About the founder

Luthando Mfabe is an Illustrator, Designer and a Developer from Johannesburg. He was born and bred in Alexandra Township. This is where he discovered his talent and passion for art.

Luthando studied Arts and Design at Central Johannesburg College. He went on to study Multimedia Design and Development at City Varsity. He won the Best Student Design Award.

He has exhibited his work both locally and internationally. He has exhibited with organizations such as 100% Design (Young Gauteng and Creative Portraits exhibition)National Art Festival’s Giving Poetry Wings and Design Indaba. He will be exhibiting on the 6th of December 2019 at Colorado Mesa University with co|show.

He is passionate about design, apps, arts and technology. He is inspired by African History.

Luthando worked at digital agencies as a web developer. In 2016 he started War Innovation, a creative agency that offers Illustrations, Graphic Design, Software Development, UI/UX Design and Web Development. He currently has 2 employees working at War Innovation.

Luthando has worked with brands like MTN, Coca Cola, Mercedes Benz, Global Citizen and Puma Cell Sneaker Launch. He did Illustrations on DJ Maphorisa’s Dance like Mandela cover. He did work with a company based in California USA named Ruckus Wireless.