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CDI members shine at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2019

Monday, 15 April 2019  
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A group of 11 CDI members were selected to showcase at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2019, one of Cape Town’s flagship events. For 19 consecutive years the CDI has partnered with the festival to provide the valuable market platform for local businesses.


The Festival, which is also affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, is the largest annual music event in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing over 37 000 music lovers from across the country and the continent over the two show days. 

It has proven to be a great platform over the years for creative businesses to get maximum exposure as well as sales thanks to festival goers eager to take away a souvenir of the event. 

The CDI has partnered with ESP Afrika, the event management company responsible for the Festival, to facilitate this opportunity for local creative SMEs. ESP Afrika has generously sponsored the space and stand build.


The businesses on show in 2019 included: 

-          Mors: Raihana Govender

-          C-Bash Group: Cathy Bashala

-          Unyazi Lwezulu: Samkelo Nyakambi

-          Kafui Naturals: Kafui Awoonor

-          Yawa International: Yolanda Donkers

-          A Heritage Legacy: Phenyo Aubrey Seleke

-          Cool Tabs Accessories: Aretha Doyle

-          Indwe Designs: Nondwe Nyathi

-          Galago: Adhiambo Mula-Lauwers

-          Chirandu Designs: Tendai Mahlengwe

-          World Focus 1229 cc: Chumisa Manyamalala


Here’s what some of the participants had to say about the experience:


The event was amazing and nothing close to what I imagined. I really appreciate the opportunity provided by CDI for me to be part of the Jazz Festival. I gained brand awareness and contacts for network expansion. – Samkelo Nyakambi

It was a great event; it was well organised and impactful. –
Adhiambo Mula-Lauwers


I was so amazed by the turn up. We had very friendly customers, local and international. – Aretha Doyle












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