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Tuesday, 24 March 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Update on government support for SMEs »
Small business owners can call  0860 663 7867  or email  to find out what...
Friday, 20 March 2020
Friday, 20 March 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Official SA Coronavirus website is free to access »
  Access to the official South African Coronavirus website has just been made 100% free. No airtime...
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
New grant funding round for cutting-edge local technologies »
    Applications are now open for the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DI...
Wednesday, 05 February 2020
Young Cape Town designer wins international design award grand prize »
Cape Town based designer Emma Strydom (31) has won the Grand Prize for the 2019 Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents co...
Friday, 31 January 2020
#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL explores the role of 4IR in SA’s creative industries »
  This year’s  #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL  will gather at the vibrant Guga S’thebe Cultu...
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
45 leading South African designers set to go global at Cape Town exhibition »
  Local and international buyers will be treated to the new ranges of 45 of South Africa’s top de...
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Yvonne Manyiki finds sparkling success with her designs »
  Yvonne Manyiki founded her business Dimzique Jewellery in 2013, when she explored her passion for j...
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Friday, 13 December 2019
CDI concludes second phase of skills training for Robben Island Museum’s craft project »
After a successful first phase of training last year, the CDI this November concluded the second phase of training for a g...
Friday, 29 November 2019
R2.7m in grants on third round of DISF »
The CDI’s Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) is currently in its third round of funding and is supporting five local innov...
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Bishop Tarambawamwe – a mastery of wire and bead craft »
  We caught up with Bishop Tarambawamwe, a longstanding CDI member who runs Master Wire and Beadcraf...
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Growth Fund nears target as new SMEs are signed up »
Namekhotha Trading (Pty) Ltd in Kuruman has created 30 jobs to date   The CDI Gro...
Thursday, 28 November 2019
CDI runs successful first Design Business Masterclass series »
Sally-Anne Kasner presented a workshop on design for a circular economy as part of the CDI's Design Business Masterclass s...
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Custom conference products yield over R43 000 in sales and orders »
  The CDI recently assisted seven businesses with the development of customised products for an inte...
Friday, 01 November 2019
New CDI video: Sikho Mququ's stunning ceramics inspired by traditional Xhosa blankets »
This month we visited Sikho Mququ at his Paarden Eiland-based studio to catch up with this young ceramicist who is making...
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Lucky Friday stimulating the South African clothing and apparel industry »
  CDI member Poly Nation has announced an exciting new initiative...
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
CDI and the V&A win prestigious Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Award »
  From left: Erica Elk, CDI Executive Director; Charmaine Subraman...
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Handmade Contemporary Fair – over R102 000 in sales and orders »
    It was a successful Handmade Contemporary Fair in Joha...
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Phenomenal young designers selected for exchange programme »
Four phenomenal young designers from Cape Town have just jetted off to Wuhan in China on an all-expenses paid exchange pro...
Monday, 30 September 2019
Watch our new video: Rarity – a South African success story »
Based in the trend-setting Woodstock district of Cape Town, Rarity is an award-wining business that crafts individual, bea...
Friday, 27 September 2019
Tafara Mashingaidze designs incredible trophies for CDI client »
    Tafara Mashingaidze recently completed an order of...
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Over R113 000 in sales and orders at SARCDA for CDI members »
  After seven CDI members collectively secured over R90 000 in sales and orders at Decorex Joburg in A...
Monday, 16 September 2019
Opportunity to take on new staff – Fully funded for six months »
Introducing our  Youth LaunchPad  programme,  bringing talented youth and creative SMMEs together to enabl...
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Better Living Challenge nominated for international Human City Design Award »
  The Better Living Challenge and its Design + Build Incubator , which ran earlier this year, has...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
BLC explores DigiYard – connecting construction companies to small-scale builders »
DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal  Arup ideas competition, is a digital platform that will facilita...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Creative businesses reflect on the positive impact of CDI’s work-experience programme »
The CDI earlier this year launched a youth work-experience programme which placed work-trainees in craft and de...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
CDI workshops helping creative businesses to grow »
The CDI offers a very affordable range of short workshops for every business need. Thanks to our funders, our workshops ar...
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Over R90 000 in sales and orders for CDI members at Decorex »
         It was a successful five days at De...
Friday, 23 August 2019
We've won gold at SARCDA! »
The CDI's Next19 stand at SARCDA has been awarded the SARCDA Gold Certificate for stand design!...
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Watch our new video: Getting ahead with Head On Design »
  We recently caught up with CDI member and the founder of Head On Design, Joanna Orr. Joanna’s crea...
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Watch our new introduction to the CDI video »
  Get a quick snapshot of all the services we offer the craft and design sector in this new short vi...
Monday, 29 July 2019
CDI returns to Decorex Joburg with seven local businesses »
26 local creative businesses will take part in the upcoming editions of SARCDA Christmas and Decorex this August thanks to...
Monday, 29 July 2019
CDI at local trade shows: SARCDA 2019 »
26 local creative businesses will take part in the upcoming editions of SARCDA Christmas and Decorex this August thanks to...

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