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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...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
CDI e-learning platform for craft and design sector nears testing phase »
  Over the past four months we have been working on the development of a first-of-its-kind e-learnin...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Design Innovation Seed Fund (Round 3) recipients a showcase of SA innovation »
  It’s been a busy few months on the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF), which has seen a total of s...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) Round 2 reaches its conclusion »
A total of R2.8m was disbursed in Round 2 of the Design Innovation Seed Fund (2016-2018) which is reaching its conclusion...
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
CDI Growth Fund on target for job creation »
Kapula in Bredasdorp is one of the current Growth Fund recipients.   In the past thr...
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
NEXT19 trade exhibition draws in local and international buyers »
  A group of 40 leading South African designers presented their new product ranges at our NEXT19 Trade...
Monday, 15 April 2019
SARAO appoints CDI to assist with the implementation of the MeerKAT Creative Community Initiative »
  The CDI has completed a project with the South African Radio...
Monday, 15 April 2019
CDI members shine at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2019 »
  A group of 11 CDI members were selected to showcase at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 20...
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
How to design stronger, more resilient communities: #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL »
  The recent #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL in Cape Town, an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlan...
Sunday, 31 March 2019
CDI caps off successful BLC Incubator »
  A first-of-its-kind skills development incubator in...
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
South African craft and design to feature at top international exhibition »
  The CDI is proud to announce that we will be...
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Opportunity: Tourvest Destination Retail »
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Opportunity for clothing designers: V&A Waterfront uniforms »
  The V&A Waterfront has an exciting opportunity for a clothing designer/design team or business...
Monday, 18 February 2019
#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL Cape Town 2019 welcomes Ifeoma Ebo as Keynote Speaker »
The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL 2019, themed “Inspiring Resilience”, is taking place on 25 and 26 February at the V&A Wat...
Monday, 11 February 2019
Monday, 11 February 2019
40 leading South African designers to showcase at Cape Town exhibition »
A group of 40 leading South African designers will present their new product ranges of small furniture, lighting, home tex...
Monday, 28 January 2019
#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL Cape Town puts focus on resilient communities and citizen-led solutions »
  The adverse shocks and stresses being experienced by people and communities in cities across Afr...
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 »
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...

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