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Thursday, 29 November 2018
Silo Market off to a successful start »
The new Silo Market at the V&A Waterfront got off to a positive start over the first two markets hosted in October and...
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
CDI to begin development of e-learning platform for craft and design sector »
Small businesses and creatives in the craft and design sector will soon be able to access training at the click of a butto...
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
No stopping Nuno’s plant business growth »
  CDI member Sue Kingma has truly epitomised the tenacious spirit of creative entrepreneurs across h...
Monday, 26 November 2018
CDI provides opportunities for young talented graphic designers »
  The CDI has been working in 2018 with some young talented graphic designers on some of our projec...
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
CDI design thinking sessions help the Western Cape Government »
The CDI recently wrapped up a project for the Western Cape Government’s Delivery Support Unit (DSU), which resides in the...
Sunday, 21 October 2018
Recipients announced for Design Innovation Seed Fund 3 »
The  EveryChild mobile application is one of the latest innovations to receive DISF funding.  ...
Sunday, 21 October 2018
Pop in at CDI’s new-look shop at the V&A Watershed »
The CDI’s shop at The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront is ready for the busy peak season after a recent move to a new...
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
CDI and V&A Waterfront pilot new market in Silo District »
  The CDI has embarked on an exciting new collaboration with the V&A Waterfront which will see th...
Tuesday, 16 October 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market returns featuring new CDI members »
A new group of up-and-coming creative entrepreneurs are among the traders taking part in the Kirstenbosch Craft and Foo...
Monday, 10 September 2018
Finesse with felt and a love of experimentation leads to success for Chic Fusion »
Razaan Jakoet, the Founder, Designer, and Manager of Chic Fusion credits the CDI as the catalyst for developing her ente...
Monday, 10 September 2018
CDI members showcase at local and international trade shows »
  This August and September, CDI members who are part of the ‘Development by Design’ programme have b...
Tuesday, 04 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI hosts successful workshop in Mfuleni »
After recently hosting business development workshops in Khayelitsha and Masiphumelele in Cape Town, the Craft and Design...
Monday, 20 August 2018
19 companies show the best of SA product design at SARCDA »
  ‘Development by Design’ returns to SARCDA from August 23 - 26  ...
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Call for unique, inspirational outdoor furniture - V&A Waterfront »
V&A WATERFRONT OUTDOOR FURNITURE The V&A Waterfront, in part...
Thursday, 16 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paarl craft producer benefits from CDI's “Product of Place” training »
  Paarl craft producer Jonathan Hoffman might look as if he belongs to a reggae band, but his hands c...
Wednesday, 08 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DISF second round recipients take further steps »
  About 18 months ago, seven Western Cape entrepreneurs received grants of up to half a million Rand...
Wednesday, 01 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jeff Mwazha creates four metre Madiba sculpture for ABSA Museum »
CDI member Jeff Mwazha has developed a sculpture style using wire to create amazing lifelike animals – from rabbits to bab...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Next steps taken towards national export strategy for the craft and design sector »
  The CDI has been playing a key role over the past few months in the development of a national ex...
Tuesday, 24 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI takes its workshops to Khayelitsha and Masiphumelele »
  The CDI recently hosted training workshops in Khayelitsha and Masiphumelele in Cape Town to ensure...
Monday, 16 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mors up-cycles to success with CDI assistance »
CDI member Mors has had a fruitful and long-standing relationship with the CDI and has benefitted from numerous programmes...
Monday, 09 July 2018
Weaving rugs into works of art - Nkuli Mlangeni »
The Ninevites specialises in hand-woven rugs like the Imitha rug (Photos: Simon Berg), courtesy of Mail & Guardia...
Friday, 06 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beader empowers unemployed women »
Yolisa Mathayo (above) attended the CDI's product of place workshop recently. With craftin...
Wednesday, 27 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local artist Charles Small benefits from CDI's “Product of Place” training »
  Local artist Charles Small has created a body of work consis...
Friday, 08 June 2018
Grant funding available for growing South African SMEs »
The Craft and Design Institute (CDI) has today opened a new application round for its R12.8million Growth Fund to boost SM...
Sunday, 27 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We have moved! Please note our new address at the V&A Waterfront »
We have moved! After 17 years located as part of what was known as the East City – we have moved to a new green...
Wednesday, 23 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Artist and designer Nic Hester develops new sculpture at CDI »
Artist and designer Nic Hester came to the CDI to get assistance with a new art project – creating a sculptural portrait o...
Monday, 07 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI plays pivotal role in serious game development »
  Serious About Games, a project the Craft and Design Institute ( CDI) has been a partner on since...
Monday, 16 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DISF recipients win prestigious awards »
Two of the seven recipients of the second round of the CDI’s Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) have won prestigious award...
Friday, 23 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI members showcase at Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018 »
A group of eight CDI members were selected to showcase at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018, one of Cape Town...
Thursday, 22 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest from the South African Cultural Observatory »
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa addresses the SACO conference in March 2018...
Thursday, 22 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI member Antjies benefits from international programme »
PUM Netherlands senior experts is a volunteer organisation committed to the sustainable development of small and medium-si...
Tuesday, 20 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local and international buyers attend NEXT18 Trade Exhibition »
  A group of 33 leading South African designers presented their new product ranges at the NEXT18 exh...
Tuesday, 20 March 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
In development – a national export strategy for the craft and design sector »
CDI members at Maison et Objet, Paris in 2017   With the backing o...
Tuesday, 20 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drakenstein Municipality leads the way assisting craft producers to develop product of place »
  The CDI was recently appointed to conduct skills training for 20 craft producers who were selected b...
Thursday, 15 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innovation in the Western Cape Government event to showcase DISF »
The Minister of Economic Opportunities invites you to a showcase of Innovation in the Western Cape Government...

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