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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...
Monday, 05 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
33 leading South African designers to showcase at Cape Town exhibition »
A group of 33 leading South African designers will present their new product ranges of small furniture, lighting, home tex...
Monday, 29 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
#cocreateDESIGN Festival launches in Cape Town »
  The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL is a new initiative of the N...
Friday, 01 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Youth gain valuable experience through EPWP programme with CDI »
  The CDI has been providing great opportunities for young people to gain valuable experience in vario...
Thursday, 30 November 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Robben Island history and heritage inspires CDI skills training project »
  The Robben Island Museum has established a Community Beneficiation Craft Development Centre that...
Thursday, 30 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meet our CDI member: Bili Beadwear »
  Bili Beadwear handcrafts beaded removable bra...
Tuesday, 28 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Entries open for National Craft Competition 2018: R50 000 Platinum Award »
  The CDI will this year again be participating on the judgin...
Monday, 27 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Designing a positive future for the challenge of plastic pollution in the ocean »
  The CDI was part of an initiative that saw five students from the Cape Peninsula Universi...
Monday, 27 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
R33million boost for job creation and innovation in SA »
(Left to Right) Najwah Allie-Edries, Deputy Director General Employment Facilitation within the Jobs Fund; Mariette Willia...
Thursday, 02 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cape Town named Africa’s first UNESCO City of Design »
The Woodstock Exchange - one of Cape Town's design hubs   Statement by the City’...
Wednesday, 11 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DISF recipients make strides with their innovations »
  It’s been six months since seven Western Cape entrepreneurs received grants of up to half a million...
Friday, 06 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grandt Mason - Designing with sustainability in mind »
    Our Product Support Co-ordinator David van Staden...
Friday, 06 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI launches at Joburg Art Fair with top public and private sector leaders »
    We recently hosted a special event at the FNB Joburg...
Friday, 06 October 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
CDI members achieve over R190 000 in sales at international conference »
  An approach by Turners Conferences to facilitate the recrui...
Friday, 06 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Super Workshops across SA get businesses skilled up for growth »
As part of our mandate from the Department of Small Business Development to facilitate business development interventions...
Wednesday, 06 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Success for CDI members at Decorex – R115 000 in sales »
Seven of our CDI Western Cape members had the opportunity to showcase at Decorex Joburg, the décor, design and lifestyle...
Wednesday, 06 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peek gains over R1.8m in media exposure »
In the six months since we launched www.peek.org.za – our game-changing online platform dedicated to showcasing beautifu...
Wednesday, 06 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
My Business Neighbourhood – Q & A with ceramic artist Madoda Fani »
Article written by Kit Heathcock and published in the Sunday Times Neighbourhood, 27 August http://yourneighbourhood.co.z...
Wednesday, 06 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI members showcase at Maison et Objet Paris 2017 »
    A group of 10 local producers and CDI members are in Pa...
Wednesday, 06 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI launches academic partnership with Spier Arts Academy »
We have entered into a special partnership with the Spier Arts Academy in Cape Town in which we are integrating our busine...
Wednesday, 06 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI survey shows value of design retail in Cape Town is over R400m »
The Watershed is the craft and design node at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town The Craft and Design...
Tuesday, 05 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA’s first craft and design directory launched »
  A new book cataloguing hundreds of beautiful South African craft and design...
Friday, 11 August 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Update from Erica Elk: We’re changing our name! »
We’re changing our name! From this moment on we are no longer CCDI but the CDI. The Craf...
Wednesday, 02 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDI helps Westlake community create vision for the future »
  The CDI, with the assistance of Anne Marie Hanna of Commpost, facilitated a vibrant community vision...

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