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Friday, 29 November 2019
R2.7m in grants to date 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...
Thursday, 25 July 2019
CDI shop at the V&A Watershed provides opportunity for 20 new businesses »
The CDI’s shop at  The Watershed  at the V&A Waterfront continues to play a key role as a market acces...
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Friday, 28 June 2019
New video: CDI at Révélations 2019 »
The CDI received fantastic feedback after showcasing a selection of top South African craft and design at one of the world...
Friday, 28 June 2019
Work-Experience Programme provides local youth with opportunities »
Macassar Pottery have taken on three youth placements on the CDI's Work-Experience Programme...
Friday, 28 June 2019
CDI launches second phase of skills training for Robben Island Museum’s craft project »
After a successful first phase of training which concluded last year, the CDI is now providing additional training to a gr...
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
CDI Growth Fund opens for new round of applications »
Above: Pesto Princess is one of the current recipients of the CDI Growth Fund ( http://pesto.co.za/ )...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
CDI launches Work-Experience Programme with the City of Cape Town »
Over 30 businesses attended the CDI's HR Building Blocks for Capacity Development workshop on 6 – 7 May 2019 in preparati...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kirstenbosch Market provides valuable experience for CDI members »
The  Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market has again proven to be of tremendous value as a learning ground for craft...
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Member Profile: Joseph Kalango »
Joseph Kalango is a CDI member and a senior architectural technologist, designer and model builder....
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
South African design amazes in Paris »
  The CDI has received fantastic feedback after showcasing a selection of top South African craft a...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Creative facilitators get a boost through CDI and SEA programme »
The CDI together with Social Enterprise Academy successfully ran a training programme to enhance the skills of facilit...

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