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Call for nominations for the CDI Board of Directors

Thursday, 30 July 2020  
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The Craft and Design Institute is looking to appoint four (4) new Board members to serve on its Board of Directors.



In terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation of the CDI, a range of skills need to be represented on the Board as follows:


finance and/or business development| craft and design sector | design education | socio-economic development | business & entrepreneurial education | urban & rural community development | local, provincial & national government | government policy in eco dev, tourism, arts & culture | emerging and established craft producer /designer-makers | retail, wholesale and/or export trade | design Industry practitioner




An invitation is extended to individuals and organisations within the craft and design sector in South Africa to submit nominations for individuals who have one or a combination of the above experience and/or skills.


No previous Board experience is necessary, however individuals need to be motivated and committed to actively engage in meetings and preparation; willing to represent the interests of the sector as a whole and not their own needs; and have a sound understanding of the craft sector and the CDI.


The CDI Board is a voluntary structure and Board Members do not receive any remuneration.


The CDI Group Chief Executive Officer and/or current Board members may meet with all prospective candidates before the election. 


Should you be interested, or know of someone that would be interested in serving on the Board of Directors, kindly complete the nomination form below and return it to CDI’s Chief Operations Officer, Lynne Taylor on – should you have any further questions of clarification, Lynne can be contacted via email or on 082 603 8242.


This form has four parts, all of which needed to be included in full if the nomination is to be accepted by the Board:

  • Candidate Information (including a short CV);
  • Nominator Information (either individual or institution);
  • Seconder Information (either individual or institution); and
  • Declaration


Please click here to download the nomination form and instructions



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