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September 2019



Applications are now open for individuals and organisations to book a stand to trade, reserve an expo space, host a workshop or host your own event as part of the Open Design Afrika Festival programme – whether it be at the ODA Family Makers Weekend, the ODA Wetopia Inspiration Day or the ODA STEAM Day.

***ODA Festival Makers Market***

The ODA Festival Makers Market is a curated market that will showcase creative, innovative and entrepreneurial talent. It will be different to other markets in that stallholders will have the opportuntiy to add a ‘makers station’ to demo or invite the public to make something with them. This is a great opportunity for makers from diverse sectors such as crafters, designers, glass blowers and drone maker to take part.



Apply here:


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to Saturday, 7 September - 11pm
Venue: Castle of Good Hope



August 2019


A call for proposals to design and produce merchandise using SARAO images

The South African Square Kilometre Array (SARAO) project, which includes the construction of the 64 Antenna Receptor MeerKAT radio telescope, is a world-class instrument located in the Karoo and is a project of the Department of Science and Technology, executed through the National Research Foundation and the SARAO South Africa, a business unit of the NRF. Information about the project is available from

SARAO is seeking to partner with designers and artists who can collaborate with SARAO to use the images generated from SARAO instruments such as the MeerKAT telescope to produce merchandise. SARAO aims to contribute to increasing economic activities locally through this project. Some of the images are available from


The main task is to incorporate our South African heritage with Astronomy, Science and Technology. This will also excite the public by presenting them with an African interpretation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) in the form of a fashion collection, accessories, shoe collections, toys, etc.

The designers will make their own creative interpretation of radio astronomy in Africa and STEAM in general - in a form of art and design. This project will target local public and potential international markets, to inspire various age groups and particularly the youth to gain an interest in science and technology through creative science communication. The designs and craft that will come from this initiative should be able to communicate science in a creative form of art without any restrictions to the artist. The designers and artists who will partner with SARAO will have an opportunity to grow their marketing platforms and receive exposure to other SARAO related international partners. Therefore, SARAO is requesting a proposal from designers and artists to produce merchandise inspired by SARAO images.

Information Sessions:

The details for the information sessions which will be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town are as follows:

Cape Town 22 August 2019 10:00am
SARAO Office Cape Town

Johannesburg 23 August 2019 10:00am
SARAO Office Rosebank

Closing Date: 09 September 2019 11:00am


You can download this full call as a PDF here





Ms Palesa Nombula

SKA SA Commercialisation Young Professional

Address: Black River Park North, 2 Fir Street, Cape Town, 7925


Tel: 021 506 7300

August - October 2019

Discount code for CDI members to attend the 5th Annual AWIEF Conference on 29 & 30 October, at the CTICC in Cape Town

Annual AWIEF Conference and Exhibition

Each year, AWIEF gathers Africa’s established and next-generation female entrepreneurs and women in business, social entrepreneurs, innovators, SMEs and MSMEs, business associations, NGOs, governments and the private sector to deliberate on innovative strategies for supporting women entrepreneurship and enhancing economic participation and opportunities for women, in an effort to fast-track Africa’s economic transformation and sustainable growth.

The conference theme this year is "Enhancing impact: Digitalisation, investment and intra-African trade".

20% discount code/links for CDI - AWIEF 2019 delegate registration

These links below will allow registrants to receive discount pricing during the registration process without having to enter the discount code.

Link to Event Website

Link to Registration Form

The discount offer to CDI members is valid until the registrations close, 8am on the 22nd of October 2019.  

For queries contact:

Marlene Marais
021 826 8878

August 2019


Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2019 (WCERA) is the second edition of a competition that recognizes the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs

The closing date for entries is 30 August 2019 at 18:00
Late entries will not be accepted



August 2019


Furniture Design Competition:

Application closes 31 August 2019

The Department of Trade & Industry is running the annual furniture design competition open to design students registered in the South African Academic
Institutions and to local emerging and established furniture manufacturing companies.



For entry forms, details, terms and conditions of the competition, please contact
012 394 1260/1128 |



July 2019





Clout, a developmental design programme fired up by Nando’s, calls on local designers to put their best pitch forward

Clout – a vibrant talent incubator that forms part of the Nando’s Design Programme - is calling on emerging design talent to pitch concepts to a panel of judges in the hope of jump-starting careers and driving business forward. Invitations to participate in the pitching sessions are now open and close on 31 July 2019. Aspirant designers of interior furnishings, fittings and finishes, such as lights, benches, patterns, chairs, stools, tables, servers, screens, sideboards and so on, take heed!


The Nando’s Design Programme has a particular focus on nurturing emerging talent from South Africa. Its initiatives have not only helped uncover new names and catapult bright young things to global stardom through annual projects such as the Hot Young Designer competition, more importantly, the Nando’s Design Programme has facilitated exposure to global business opportunities that have accelerated the growth of these fledgling businesses. Now, a dynamic new drive to unearth and support a fresh wave of promising design entrepreneurs is on!


Only 24 shortlisted candidates will be selected to present their ideas. They will compete for dedicated year-long mentorship, inclusion on the Nando’s Portal to Africa - which enables exposure to a global buying audience - and a free display stand at 100% Design South Africa 2020, Africa’s leading product design trade show.


Known as the Clout Designers’ Days Fired Up by Nando’s, the pitching sessions will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August 2019. The venue is the 100% Workspace arena at 100% Design South Africa 2019, which runs from 7-11 August 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre.

The selected emerging designers will each be given 15 minutes to engage with a panel of judges. These include industry professionals such as Michael Spinks, who heads the Nando’s Design Programme as Property and Development Director; Tracy Lynch of Studio Leelynch and Creative Director of the Nando’s Design Programme; 100% Design South Africa Creative Directors, Laurence Brick and Cathy O’Clery; and others.


Each pitcher will receive complimentary access to 100% Design South Africa 2019 for themselves and a partner (but must cover the cost of their travel and accommodation) in order to attend the Clout Designers’ Days Fired Up by Nando’s. This access pass also allows attendees to view the professional product design exhibitors taking part in the show, as well as attend Decorex Joburg and the International Sourcing Fair taking place alongside.


Each of the Clout Designers’ Days Fired Up by Nando’s starts at 11h00 and ends at approximately 17h00, divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The Nando’s design team will kick off the proceedings by providing an introduction to the Nando’s Portal to Africa, its potential and purpose.


To apply for one of only 24 much-coveted places at the Clout Designers’ Days Fired Up by Nando’s, aspirant pitchers will need to send the following documents and visuals to Natalie Dadswell at Nando’s via:

1.     A minimum of 1 x visual of the pitch project – this can be a drawing, sketch, render, visualisation, etc. Please note that multiple visuals are welcome to help illustrate the concept. If the concept has already been prototyped, then please send photographs of the physical piece.

2.     A short description of the concept.

3.     The designer’s full contact details.

4.     An indication of production capacity and the unit cost to produce.

5.     A copy of the respective designer’s South African ID or residency permit.


All applications must be completed and sent before close-of-business (17h00) on Wednesday 31 July 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 2 August 2019. Prototypes are welcomed at the pitching sessions but are not essential. The items pitched need to have been designed by the person presenting them at the session and it must be possible to manufacture them in South Africa. 




July 2019


The South African Furniture Initiative(SAFI) in partnership with Proudly South African(PSA) and the Department of Trade & Industry (dti) sector desk, is bringing to you an interactive knowledge sharing platform aimed at improving market access to furniture manufacturers.

Join local industry experts and be part of the buy local and market access conversation to explore potential local markets that are capable of taking the industry forward.


Full details of the event:

Date 17 July 2019

Venue: The Canvas, Riversands, Fourways, Johannesburg

8 Incubation Drive Riverside View

Ext 15


For for more information or to RSVP please contact: | 011 327 7778



June 2019



WESGRO will be arranging a pavilion to beauty expo Asia which runs from 4 - 7 October 2019 in Malaysia.


beauty expo 2019 has a remarkable history of 18 years and global participation from countries all across the world. The pioneer in beauty trade show   is the ultimate trade beauty exhibition for beauty salon products, nail salon, hair salon, halal beauty products, makeup and education. The exhibition has the distinction of being the longest running and most established premier beauty event and   powered by Cosmoprof Asia. Following a long and successful partnership organizing Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong through Cosmoprof Asia Ltd, UBM and Bolognafiere will deepen that partnership. This exhibition will create a bigger networking pool of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, exporters to showcase their products and services in one of the world’s most lucrative markets. Kindly see the list of products to be exhibited at


WESGRO will be applying to the dti for SSAS funding to exhibit at this event, which will cover the following costs for companies:

•    the costs of return flights;

•    the costs of the stand;

•    the cost of accommodation;

•    the costs related to the freight of the products to the trade show one way


If you are interested in this event, please confirm as soon as possible by sending the soft copy of the application to, as there is a limit on the number of participates for this exhibition due to project fund allocation. Kindly return the completed hard copy application form and checklist to us with the completed dti’s SSAS application form, together with other supporting documentation must be submitted to Wesgro offices not later than 14th June 2019.


Address to: Attention Vuyo Geqe

No:60 St Georges Mall| 18th Floor, Wesgro offices| South African Reserve Bank| Cape Town, 8000.


Also, ensure that the following are valid:

•    Tax clearance

•    Financial statements  for the year 2018 or last three months bank statements (stamped)

•    affidavit (Not older than three months)



Download forms here:











June 2019



SMOOTH SUNDAYS Curated Kids and Lifestyle Market


SMOOTH SUNDAYS MARKET is starting up again!
10h00 - 15h00

The Hellenic Community Centre in Mouille Point provides the perfect platform to showcase and boost your business marketing and sales.

Stallholder fees

Stall fees start from R300 to R380 for a 2m x 2m stall.
This is a curated market and they aim to have a good variety of high-quality stalls that reflect the local talent.

The market will launch 01 September 2019. 

Please confirm as soon as possible whether you would like to have a stall. Remember that once your application has been approved, they will require full payment in order to secure your spot.




Please see here for more:




More info or to book:
082 444 4211



June 2019


Opportunity to trade at Longbeach Craft Market


Longbeach Craft Market, situated in the heart of Noordhoek’s busy Longbeach Mall, offers an opportunity to sell your crafts for sale seven days a week – whatever the weather. Plus, you get to spend your weekends doing exactly what you please without the hassle of setting up and breaking down. The South Peninsula of Cape Town is a growing market with many new upmarket housing estates, private schools and housing developments.




Click here for more info 



May 2019


The SA Innovation Summit, in collaboration with the SA SME Fund, has launched Andza, a competition which will give SA’s top entrepreneurs the chance to attract R10 million in investment funding.


Andza is a Xitsonga word which means to “increase”, “multiply” and “grow”. The competition is open to South African registered businesses from all industries, with a focus on seed, growth and venture stage. These businesses will need to be investment ready (or looking to raise investment in the short to medium term), and with a proven track record or signs of market traction.


The finalists will pitch it out on the 13 September at the 2019 SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town for a chance at the following prizes:


Winner: R250 000 cash

First & second runners up: R125 000 cash each


The top start-ups will also have a chance to be considered for up to R10 million in investment funding and acceleration.


To submit your entry, visit:


SA Innovation Summit

The SA Innovation Summit is an annual flagship event on the African innovation calendar. It provides a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating innovation thought-leadership. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, academia and policy makers to accelerate innovation and inspire sustained economic growth across Africa.


This year, it is taking place on 11-13 September in Cape Town.

For further information regarding the SA Innovation Summit, competitions, exhibitions & delegate tickets, visit


To submit your entry, visit:



May 2019


Moja Media is setting up a new studio space in Paarden Eiland in Cape Town and is seeking designers who would consider a trade exchange – furniture and decor in exchange for airtime, credits on screen and possible product placement.


1.       Coffee Tables x3

2.       Side Tables x 3 

3.       Couches - a 2-seater, 3-seater and 3 x 1-seaters

4.       Scatter Cushions x 8

5.       Office Chairs x 10

6.       Office Tables x 4

7.       Reception Desk




BRICS TV launched a year ago and soon to be launched Roots TV is part of the Moja Media group in South Africa. Moja Media is in partnership with the Starsat group, a subsidiary of Startimes, a multinational media company that offers satellite TV to African Countries, broadcasting to over 11 million households across the African continent (Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique, Congo, DR Congo, Rwanda, Guinea, Brundi, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar and Malawi) and additional viewers in Latin America, Asia and the BRICS countries. The BRICS TV channel is a powerful platform with a huge African reach and global footprint in all the BRICS countries as well which is a great benefit to showcase companies that would like to extend their footprint in Africa and the BRICS countries.

More here:



If you are interested please email your details and product images to:
Candice Jansen



May 2019



The Cape Gift Market invites crafters and creatives to apply to come and display their products for possible inclusion as part of their 2019 market (to be held from 29 October – 10 November 2019).

18 May 2019. 9am-12noon
Sea Point High School in Norfolk Road, Sea Point (held in school hall).…/cape-gift-market-selection-day/




May 2019


Source Africa is calling all young apparel, accessories, footwear designers to enter the “Source Africa Young Designs Competition”

They are looking for you to design a look / or product, which is retail ready, and on-trend, for the Spring/Summer 2020 South African Consumer. The outfit/ product will align to the trend of “Designing Emotion”, as described by WGSN, in their vision document.

Due to the high demand of requests, Source Africa has decided to extend the entries deadline to 
15 May 2019 Midnight

Please share with any young designer who may be eligible.

To Apply go to:

Please make sure you complete the online application form to receive REMINDERS & COMMUNICATIONS regarding the competition.

Footwear & accessories:
Fashion apparel:

(Please make sure to read all the rules & regulation before entering)



Footwear & accessories:
Fashion apparel:



May 2019






Following the success of the inaugural Spier Light Art Festival, the historic Stellenbosch wine farm will present a second edition from 6 December 2019 to 19 January 2020.

Call for expression of interest
Designers, architects, light and sound artists – as well as students and institutions - are invited to submit expressions of interest for projects that are engaging to all age groups. Applicants are encouraged to keep the youth in mind; this does not mean that serious issues cannot be presented, but merely that content is exhibited in a way that is engaging to young minds. Focus will be on proposals incorporating a sense of discovery and interactive play for children and adults alike.

Expressions of interest can respond to either of the two broad themes:

1. The whimsical/ethereal: works can reflect a light-hearted engagement with one of multiple sites with a possible focus on interaction and audience experience.

2. The conceptual: works can reflect and integrate more topical conceptual interests that frame our current socio-political landscape. Works could also reflect on our shifting relationship to technology and its disruptive influence.

Expressions of interest must include a short response to either of the themes (no more than a page), concept sketches and provisional budget indicating whether this is to be funded in part or total by the Spier Arts Trust.

Submission deadline: 3 June 2019

Contact: Nadja at lightart (at )

A more thorough proposal may be requested after the initial short list is announced.

The Spier Arts Trust will fund or part fund the installations chosen by the Selection Committee headed by curator Jay Pather.

Artworks showcased at the first edition of the festival offer creatives ideas for the kinds of works that the Selection Committee are interested in featuring.

March 2019 - Ongoing



Outdoor furnishings and decoration expo



HOMI Outdoor is a new HOMI exhibition offering a complete overview of furnishings, accessories and decorations with solutions and

scenarios for enjoying the freedom of the home environment and outdoor spaces. A ground-breaking new opportunity to present the sector’s creativity and innovation.



HOMI is an annual exhibition focusing on lifestyles, the table and decoration. It offers a unique opportunity to present the latest new proposals for the world of living to dealers. Not just to products, but different ideas, projects , styles and cultures, in an event that is new and different every time, providing plenty of inspiration for the lifestyles community.


HOMI Outdoor is a new HOMI exhibition offering a complete overview of furnishings, accessories and decorations with solutions and scenarios for enjoying the freedom of the home environment and outdoor spaces. A ground-breaking new opportunity to present the sector's creativity and innovation.


HOMI Fashion & Jewels is Italy’s only event focusing on costume jewellery and fashion accessories, held twice a year. This is where the most original proposals, the most unexpected combinations and the most innovative ideas get the attention they deserve, in a versatile exhibition format created to respond to the seasonal nature of the industry and attract the dealers most sensitive to style proposals.

Cape2Milano organizes and services events, trunk and trade shows as well as markets South Africans in Europe. If you cannot be present at shows in person, they will represent your works on your behalf.


For HOMI they offer: 10 sq. (more space upon request), 1 open face (more upon request).


Cost options

1. Standard fee including registration, insurance, 1 open side, services of Cape2Milano in a 10 square meter €3.456.

2. Fee until the 28th of February including registration, insurance, 1

open side, services of Cape2Milan in a 10 square meter space €3.166.




More info here: homic2msept2019.pdf



March 2019



Opportunity Description
Impact Makers and Creators is an ambitious programme that will work with 120 Ideation-and Growth-Stage social and creative entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg and support them in building their social and creative businesses, make their impact sustainable and reach wider communities and beneficiaries through their work.

How to Apply
To fill out the application form, click here.


Surika | | 021 447 2556
2019 Impact Makers & Creators by Miki Digital

Aimee | | 011 262 6858

Applications submitted post-1 April 2019 will be considered for cohort 2 and 3



How to Apply
To fill out the application form, click here.


Surika | | 021 447 2556
2019 Impact Makers & Creators by Miki Digital

Aimee | | 011 262 6858

Applications submitted post-1 April 2019 will be considered for cohort 2 and 3



Feb - May 2019


Decorex SA Cape Town

01 - 05 May 2019

Why Exhibit at Decorex SA?

Decorex SA brings you face-to-face interaction with your direct target, audience, increasing lead generation and shortening sales cycles.

An interactive marketing platform to promote your brand within a competitive market.

The ultimate platform to showcase your products and services.

Marketing and PR campaign exceeding R35 million, giving you increased exposure.







Rate card:




Princess Tsotetsi
Consultant Lifestyle, Design & Retail Portfolio 
T:+27 (0)11 549 8300 


Feb 2019

Janine Evans of The Room is seeking three more designers to share the cost of a booth at Design Indaba.

It is a 6 square metre booth which can fit 6 - 8 designers.

If they get six designers sharing the cost will be R3,000 for the three days (R1,000 per day) and it will be cheaper if more share the space (up to eight can be accomodated). The event will provide the opportunity for selling your goods, and designers can use their Yoco and Snapscan if you do not have these facilities.


Janine Evans 
079 299 3440



Jan 2019



A new company called Buy4Good is putting together a portfolio of products from social enterprises to market to the Dutch and German markets. They are products that benefit social organisations, eco-friendly products and products that are made by emerging entrepreneurs. 


Do you have a product that: 


- is good quality, and can stand relevant industry standard tests (ISO)

- made by small entrepreneurs

- raises money for a social organisation, or 

- is eco-friendly?


Please contact Bregje:

Bregje Wijsenbeek


Tel: + 27 83 264 57 44




Tel: + 27 83 264 57 44




Dec 2018 - April 2019




National Craft Awards 2019


Entries are now open for the third Innibos National Premier Craft Awards.

The organisers remain committed to showcasing the excellence in skill of South Africa’s crafters, and in levelling the playing field for entrants by making the entry process as simple as possible.


While there are no entry fees, the overall winner will walk away with R50 000, the first runner-up with R20 000 and the second runner-up with R15 000. In addition, there will be merit awards for the Best Emerging Craftsmen, along with sound financial advice to grow their business.


The competition is held under the auspices of the Innibos National Arts Festival and is organised by Art Aid Africa’s John Anthony Boerma and Jan Bhuda.


The inaugural competition in 2017 attracted almost 800 entries and last year, over 1 000 crafters entered. “This fabulous response reflects the need that existed for a national platform such as the Innibos National Premier Craft Awards,” says John Anthony.


After their years in the industry, as curators and trainers, both John Anthony and Jan expected some amazing entries, but they have been blown away by the diversity of mediums, the creativity of the entries and the technical expertise shown by previous winners and entrants.


All artists in the craft sector are invited to submit entries in the following disciplines: ceramics, beadwork, wirework, wood, jewellery, paper, fabric painting and printing, quilting, leatherwork, pewter, glasswork, embroidery and mixed media.


Sixty entries will be shortlisted and put forward for final judging. The adjudication panel will be announced next year, but as always, the organisers are committed to ensuring that the judges are experts in their field who will uphold the integrity of the competition.


The winners will be announced at an awards evening on Sunday, June 23, at which all 60 shortlisted entries will be displayed. This exhibition will remain open to members of the public for the duration of the annual Innibos National Arts Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to Nelspruit each year.

Sandra Jacobs, one of the founders of Innibos, says that the craft competition found a natural home with Innibos, which is committed to celebrating not only the performing arts, but the visual arts too. “Craft depicts the soul of a nation,” she said at last year’s prize-giving.


Entering is easy!

Crafters have until April 12, 2019, to enter. They need simply take a photo of their entry – next to a matchbox for size of scale, and either email it to or send it to 071 621 3597 via MMS or WhatsApp. There is no entry fee.

Remember to include your name, the town in which you live and your contact details.


Entrants who have not heard from the organisers within 30 days of the closing date must take it as given that they did not make the shortlist for final judging.

The finalists must be available to attend the awards evening on June 23.

For information, please WhatsApp Jan Bhuda on 071 621 3597 or email John Anthony Boerma at


 Please LIKE and SHARE the craft competition Facebook page



For information, please WhatsApp Jan Bhuda on 071 621 3597 or email John Anthony Boerma at

November 2018

Craft Brief - Decorex SA


Trophy Design

Calling all local SA crafters to enter the 2019 Decorex Craft Competition — ‘Designing for Africa’ based on our theme for the year.

The best trophy design will win a 3 x 3 = 6m2 craft package stand at one of
the 3 Decorex shows taking place in 2019. Decorex Durban, Cape Town or

Each crafter to design the below awards for all 3 shows :
• Best Overall Stand
• Best Décor Stand
• Best in Bathroom Stand
• Best in Plan & Build
• Best Small Stand
• Best Use of Shell Scheme
• Best Newcomer
• Best in the Cooking & Cuisine
• Best Craft Collective
• Best Innovative Product
• Most Interactive Stand
• Best Marketing Campaign


Download the brief: craftbrief.pdf

October 2018

Inxwala Slow Market is having a market in Woodstock and would love for the community to be a major part of it.

The market is a celebration of local culture and artisanal goods embracing local culture.

Join them for live music, fresh produce, handmade crafts and design on 27th and 28th October from 12pm at 196 Victoria 196 Victoria, Woodstock.

Live demonstrations and art activations on the day.


If you'd like to participate get in touch with Lungi on 062 165 9467 or A market stand is R150 for the day. Bring your own table or display stand.

October 2018


You are invited to the 12th Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) Business Opportunity Workshop to be hosted on 31, October, 2018 at the Milnerton Library in Milnerton.

The workshop is FREE as they are fully funded by the City of Cape of Town. It's an interactive platform that allows companies to exchange/share under-utilised material, mostly by-products and waste materials, through the application of Industrial Symbiosis: one company's waste can be used by another as a resource.

They only have space for one delegate per company (preferably an Environmental, Production, Operations or General Manager) as they want to try maximise the networking potential for all companies involved. 
The event is FREE, but can only accommodate 50 delegates. If you want to attend you should RSVP soonest to reserve your place.

Date: 31 October 2018
Time: 08.30 to 13:00 (snacks & lunch will be served).
Venue: Milnerton Library, Pienaar Rd, Milnerton

RSVP: Click to RSVP

September 2018





The Knysna Timber Initiative will be hosting the 5th edition of the Knysna Timber Festival on from 5 – 7 October 2018. The primary focus of the festival is to provide a marketing platform for all manufacturers and suppliers of timber related products in a festival environment.

They would like to extend the invitation to the CDI to have promising manufacturers of products with a focus on wood to exhibit at the festival. They are flexible in accommodating exhibitors.




Click here for details:


August 2018


The V&A Waterfront, in partnership with the Craft and Design Institute, is extending a call for unique, inspirational outdoor furniture for public spaces within the V&A Waterfront.

Successful submissions will be included in a catalogue for commissioning, by the V&A Waterfront, on a needs basis.

Please see attached document for full details; note that you may submit existing furniture or new ideas. New ideas will not be included in the catalogue but potential exists to support the development of the idea into reality. 

Please read the attached document and complete the relevant application form(s) – if you have more than one product that you would like to submit please submit a separate form per item.


If you do not have a BEE certificate, please complete this affidavit


Apply with an existing furniture piece

Apply with a 
new idea 

Applications close 7 September 2018.


For all inquiries please contact Fran Stewart on

March 2018


14-17 September 2018

HOMI is an innovative business opportunity for those working in the lifestyle industry. Fieramilano, with its 345 thousand sqmeters of indoor exhibition space and 60 thousand sqmeters outdoor, it
is one of the biggest and more functional exhibition centres in the world.

HOMI is taking place on the 14th until the 17th of September 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Please note that this show is not open up for the public it’s strictly from business to business.

From Business to Business
Over 160.000 visitors -18% foreign
3000 Top Buyers -75% foreign
B2B Match making
2870 exhibitors
My matching
Business lounge
Area inclusive

The winter range collection takes place in Milan from the 14th of September up until the 17th of September 2018.

Deadline for for participants to secure their position is the 12th of June 2018.


Click here for more:


Reyana Davids

March 2018


Longbeach Craft Market is the perfect platform for local/regional craft producers looking for a permanent outlet for their products. They are based in Longbeach Mall in Noordhoek and are open 7 days a week.  They rent out space in the shop to suit requirements, from shelves, bays, pegboards to hanging space.  They have been operating for the last 14 years and have built up a wonderful reputation for affordable, mostly handmade gifts in the area.  They have monthly contracts with affordable rental options. Staff are friendly, helpful and the shop gives a wonderful shopping environment.





Jenny Radcliffe

Longbeach Craft Market

Tel: 021 785-7259


Feb 2018



Please see the opportunity of participating in an Outward Selling Mission to Cuba from the 18th to the 21st June 2018.

The invitation has been extended by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) to interested exporters. 


Please view the attached invitation for details regarding your application and the contact person at the dti.

For all  export promotion enquiries, please contact Edwin Moloto on or 012 – 394 1180

For all  EMIA enquiries, please contact Nnono Kekana on










Feb 2018


The Love Local Market is looking for local product vendors to trade at a food and craft market. We have space for decor, fashion, accessories and art, as well as food and beverage vendors. Product must be designed, manufactured or owned locally.

The cost for participation (if selected for a particular month's event) is R300.00.

Dates: Saturday, 3 March 2018
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Venue: Canvas Event Space, Transvaal St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405

About Love Local x Mudanga

The Love Local Market is a mobile market based in Cape Town. The Love Local's main objective is to create a platform on which creative business can showcase and sell their products in an inclusive and supportive environment that celebrates Africa's culture and heritage.

Mudanga is an online marketplace designed at encouraging the celebration of Africa, by promoting and showcasing all elements that encapsulate and accentuate the beauty of the motherland. The platform exhibits and sells proudly African products, with efforts are targeted at improving the visibility and prosperity of African communities.

Both platforms enable African entrepreneurs to develop and earn through their talents. This symbiotic collaboration is powered by the passion we both have for our continent and our shared goal to empower Africans.

If you are interested in trading at the market, please apply here:…/1FAIpQLSeyYDdJ9DmdT438pG…/viewform

More here:


If you are interested in trading at the market, please apply here:…/1FAIpQLSeyYDdJ9DmdT438pG…/viewform

More here:

Feb 2018

The 6th annual Source Africa event is the ultimate platform to boost your business in the region by showcasing your products and solutions to a targeted audience of potential investors from south and sub-Saharan Africa.

Over the years, Source Africa has become a leading driving force behind the industry and we look forward to continuing this vision of renewed positivity with you at this year’s event.


To book a stand please contact one of the team members below:

Kathryn Frew
Show Manager | +27 (0) 10 599 6171 or +27 (0) 82 063 2706

Melisia La Cock
Sales Manager | +27 (0) 10 599 6171

To book a stand please contact one of the team members below:

Kathryn Frew
Show Manager | +27 (0) 10 599 6171 or +27 (0) 82 063 2706

Melisia La Cock
Sales Manager | +27 (0) 10 599 6171


Jan 2018




An opportunity to showcase South African design products at Fuori Salone del Mobile 2018, the Design Week that takes place around the city of Milan during the well-known international furniture & design exhibition.

The Chamber of Commerce of Milan, MonzaBrianza and Lodi, is offering a unique space, Palazzo ai Giureconsulti, right in the middle of town close to the Duomo. The initiative is called "Milan B4B - The Building for Business" and will run from April 9th to May 4th, 2018. Spaces of 20 sq/m are offered inclusive of a package of communication, B4B and business development services. Attached is the brochure.

Given the growing interest for South African design products the Mission is considering to participate by ensuring the space and coordinating/selecting the SA design companies that wish to participate, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce.

They are at this stage contacting the SA institutions/companies/designers that have shown interest in the Italian market and the importers who have SA design products.

The Mission would secure the space (if approved by headquarters). The participants would need to take care of their own travel expenses, freighting of products, accommodation in Milan, etc.

Marcella Uttaro
Marketing Officer
Economic Office
South African Consulate-General
Tel. +39 02 8858581
Fax. +39 02 72002834



Click here for more.



Jan 2018



Exporting to Asia:
A Guide for Navigating a New World of Opportunities


“For South African companies looking to enter and grow their exports and international sales revenue, it is imperative to
be in Asia – the largest and most dynamic market in the world today. If your company is considering and or targeting the
Asian region with your products and services, Wesgro in collaboration with The Beijing Axis would like to invite you to a
workshop where we will address Strategic Imperatives, Latest Trends & Practical Issues for Successfully Expanding your
Sales into Asia”

Date: Thursday, 8 February 2018
Time: 09:00 – 12:30
Venue: Invest SA, One Stop Shop (Western Cape). 46 St Georges Mall, Corner of Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town CBD


RSVP: and cc by Friday, 02 February 2018 at 15:00

Dec 2017

Lifestyle on Kloof is hosting a tenant festive market on 15 and 16 December with live music and some entertainment, and invite some of local artists to display their work within the centre.

To apply email:



Nov 2017

Aid to Artisans, located in Washington DC

For the last 40 years, Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization, creates economic opportunities for artisans and artisans entrepreneurs across the globe through capacity building, product development and design, and market linkages. They have two signature programs that could benefit your organization in terms of receiving training to enter successful in the US market:


TEAM @ Las Vegas Market, Jan 28-31, 2018: Aid to Artisans partnered with the Las Vegas Market to increase their global handmade product offering to their buyers. Training for Entrepreneurs in the Artisan Market (TEAM) is designed to equip first-time exhibitors and emerging-artisan groups to have a successful tradeshow at the Las Vegas Market in their own booth. The booth cost for a 6x10 with soft walls is $1620, and the hard walls is $2,280. The coaching is already included in the price. Please find attached more details about what you will gain by attending the Las Vegas Market.


The Market Readiness Program @ NY NOW, Aug 18-22, 2018: The Market Readiness Program is a 4 ½ day training that takes place at NY NOW for successful entry into the United States. This training includes half day of courses in 10 different topics in the morning and in the afternoon networking with industry experts and buyers in the Aid to Artisans Display Room at NY NOW. The cost of the training is $2500. Please find attached more information about it.


See links



Nov 2017


Palazzo Litta Cultura, Focus Africa Exhibition


This Exhibition is focused on African Designers and Photographers in March 2018, in Milan.The exhibition will be from the 15th of March 2018 until the 4th of April 2018. The winner of the best design will have their works displayed during the Fuori Salone in Milan, which is from the 17th to the 22nd of April 2018. Please note that this exhibition is not focused on fashion.


The Exhibition is part of the Program of Palazzo Litta Cultura,, a new cultural and interdisciplinary space in Milan, promoted by MiBact, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, and Mosca Partners, Focus Africa Exhibition will have a Set design by Architect Michele De Lucchi,; Graphic and Corporate Identity by Studio Fragile,; Curators of Photography by MIA PhotoFair Projects,


There will be no cost involved apart from the shipment of your product/s you wish to display. 

Each artist/designer will have 1 piece and a maximum of 3 pieces to display. The deadline for your piece to be here in Italy is the 15th of January 2018.


If you are interested please contact Reyana Davids directly on the following details

Italy: 0039 334 264 9774

RSA: 0027 76 972 0985



Nov 2017

Chilled market @ The Range

The market has been running for over three years now and has grown from strength to strength. They are situated between the Tokai Forest and Constantia Uitsig with wonderful views. It is mainly a food market but open to non-foodie traders for the Christmas Festive Season. Last year they hosted a first extended Christmas Market over three days and this year they plan to do it again and even better. Last year this had a phenomenal response and it was a huge success.

They are looking for Non-foodie items – special crafty gift items – traders must apply by sending product listing and prices and photographs to:

Costs will be between R200-R400 per stand. They have 10 stands still to be filled.


Please go to the FaceBook page: ChilledMarket@The Range for more information.

Contact the office on 021 713 2340 Tuesday to Friday 8.30 - 4.30pm and speak to Robyn.



Nov 2017


CTSM - Cape Town Summer Market 2017 - Vendor Invite

The City of Cape Town’s Area Economic Development Department will be hosting the Cape Town Summer Market in the City’s Company’s Gardens this December and is offering vendors the opportunity to trade at the market.

The market will introduce new creative ideas to promote the City’s five pillar strategy for Cape Town which consists of the following elements: the Opportunity City / the Safe City / the Caring City / the Inclusive City / the Well-run City. The market will be a cultural experience and draw families, friends, residents, crafters, visual and performing artists, food lovers, people choosing a healthy lifestyle, and tourists. The overarching theme for this year is: Celebrating the Creative and Cultural Diversity of Cape Town.

For any enquiries for the Cape Town Summer Market:
021 821 7868 &


CTSM - Cape Town Summer Market 2017

For any enquiries for the Cape Town Summer Market:
021 821 7868 &



Nov 2017

Calling on Vendors to participate in a Summer Market as part of the first Thursdays on 05 December 2017.

Venue: Ashford Sports Hall Heathfield, Cape Town

Cost of trading: R200


For more information or booking please contact Nooriya on 072 880 5148


Oct 2017


2017 Apparel, Textile & Footwear Trade Exhibition 21 -23 November

Designers wanted to join ‘the room’ stand


Why Exhibit?

  • AFT is a strictly Trade only exhibition designed specifically for out exhibitors to meet with trade buyers and other important industry professionals
  •  Network & make contact with potential buyers
  •  Meet local agents and buyers looking for new suppliers
  • Explore business opportunities in Southern Africa
  • Research and compare pricing during the event


Contact to join other designers in sharing the cost of a stand and take an opportunity that would normally be priced out of reach.


Oct 2017


Social Market Team would like to invite you to trade with them on the 29th November.


Please see below the info and advise if you would like them to send you the Application Form. 


Details as follows:


Social Market @The Claremont

Venue: The Sharks Club (on Palmyra Road next to the Palmyra Junction, Claremont)

• Market Time: 10am - 3pm 

• Vendor Set-up Time: from 9am

• R100 - General Merchandise Vendors

• R150 - Food and Drinks Vendors. 

• R65 - Table

• R50 - Electricity usage


The next Market is on the 29th November 2017.  

Application Form available on request.



Social Market Team


Oct 2017

The South African Embassy in Turkey has been approached by REM Fair & Organisation to invite South African gifts and handicraft companies to participate in the 14th Ankara International Gifts & Handicrafts Fair which will be held between 01-10 December 2017 in Ankara at ATO Congresium International Convention & Exhibition Center.


The scanned copy of the brochure and the letter sent by organiser is attached hereby.



Please feel free to contact Michael Matongo of Wesgro for more information


Oct 2017


A new online marketplace for products and services made in Africa has launched called


Zandla aims to be the place where customers around Africa and the world will click to buy amazing designs. They are looking for premium quality products.


Their slogan is "It Matters Where It's Made", and their team is ready to assist and support you to bring the best out of your creations, please connect with at for terms and conditions.


Oct 2017


The ‘Modest Fashion Industry’ is worth $US400 Billion per year and is currently seriously under resourced. Pret‐A‐Cover Magazine, based in Dubai, is hosting its first Trade Expo designed specifically to address this need. Local Cape Town design business ‘the room’ has been invited to participate and they are looking for designers who fit the brief, to share a booth with them. The 6 day event will also include the securing of stockists in Dubai prior to the event for selected designers.

"With the launch of our upcoming event, Pret‐A‐Cover™ Buyers Lane officially supported by Dubai the capital of Islamic economy, the world's most important modest fashion and design
global market event will take place in the heart of this vibrant city!

With an expected average daily traffic of up to 500,000 people including retailers and buyers, businesses, VIP clients and consumers, influences, media, and more, this event will offer you significant exposure unlike any other."


Contact for information – this event does incur participation fees

Oct 2017

Riversands Incubation Hub is hosting a family fun day on Saturday 28 October.

The Yard Market Day will run from 09h00 – 14h00 and they anticipate attracting a family crowd with picnic blankets and an appetite for spending on food, crafts, clothes, toys and trinkets.

Stall holders will have an umbrella or gazebo, a table and two chairs. The charge for the day is R250 ex VAT.

The marketing team from Riversands Incubation Hub is creating a huge buzz around the event and has previously hosted a successful day. There will be entertainment for children and we’d love to see a wide range of vendors like you take advantage of the opportunity.


To book a stall, please email

For more info about Riversands Incubation Hub, please visit


Sep 2017

Bid Number:BID EDT 004/17

Bid Description:Appointment of a service provider to design, manufacturing and install a Nelson Mandela Statue on the balcony of the Cape Town City hall.

Name of Institution: Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Place where goods, works or services are required:Cape Town City hall

Closing Date / Time: 20 October 2017 @ 11:00am

Contact Person:Roger Williams
Telephone number:(021) 483 9444

Where bid documents can be obtained:
Physical Address:80st Georges Mall, Waldorf Building, 9th Floor.

Where bids should be delivered:
Physical Address:80st Georges Mall, Waldorf Building, 9th Floor.

Briefing Session
A compulsory briefing session will be held on:
Date:21 September 2017
Venue:80st Georges Mall, Waldorf Building, 11th Floor Boardroom.


Contact Person:Roger Williams
Telephone number:(021) 483 9444 Where bid documents can be obtained:
Physical Address:80st Georges Mall, Waldorf Building, 9th Floor.





Itz van Allez -“Your one stop arts and crafts shop”

Itz van Allez have a job opportunity for someone who wants to be part of an arts and crafts business in Parow:

Working in CorelDraw/Illustrator – doing wedding designs etc.
Must have own laptop with design programmes
In house training will be provided for laser cutting

To start immediately.

Surika du Toit
39 Jenkinson Street, Parow
Tel: 021 911 0962 - Fax: 0865 172699 - Cell 082 452 4524


Surika du Toit
39 Jenkinson Street, Parow
Tel: 021 911 0962 - Fax: 0865 172699 - Cell 082 452 4524

September 2017


SAB Entrepreneurship Programme

Do you have a viable, black-owned small business that would benefit from mentorship, training and business support? SAB invites interested parties to apply to the SAB Entrepreneurship Programme.

The spirit of entrepreneurship has been at the heart of SAB from our beginnings. The creation of SAB KickStart, SAB Foundation, SAB Accelerator and SAB Thrive shows our commitment to providing a tangible and sustainable future for South Africans. Our programmes continue to provide invaluable coaching and financial support to the businesses we partner with to drive economic growth and add to job creation.

The SAB Entrepreneurship Programmes provide various elements of business support and we want to know which type of entrepreneur you are by helping you select the programme the best suits your needs.


If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, please visit the SAB Entrepreneurship Programme website : for more information on how to apply.

Applications open on 04 September and will close on 30 November 2017.

Please contact the toll free number: 0800611095 or email: should you have any further questions regarding the programme/application.



September 2017


OPEN CALL for the exhibition Future Scenarios

State of Fashion is a new, four-yearly fashion event dedicated to a sustainable future. Its first edition, state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury, supports and activates the worldwide search for a fairer, cleaner and more sustainable fashion industry. We hope to connect designers, companies, governments, and educational institutions in fashion and textile as well as, in particular, the audience in this common endeavour. state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury primarily aims to provide a stage for (often unknown) initiatives, which aim for an innovative, sustainable and fair form of fashion that still manages to seduce. It also aspires to be a breeding ground for new ideas, create interdisciplinary exchange and bring unexpected partners together. Urgent, critical, provocative and inspiring for professionals, the industry and students, as well as for a wider audience. In so doing, state of Fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury will be the first-large scale international public event dedicated to sustainable and fair fashion. Jose Teunissen is the curator of state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury. On 1 June, 2018, the exhibitions and events programme of state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury will open in the city of Arnhem, The Netherlands.

OPEN CALL for the exhibition Future Scenarios

During state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury, the exhibition Future Scenarios presents a stimulating anthology of ground-breaking concepts and practices, in which innovation and a new imagination are guiding principles. Through our Open Call, designers, brands and artists are invited to submit ideas and products that are about to break through to the market, or offer new perspectives on the fashion system, or in broader terms, on the things around us with which we interact. Today, not only designers and brands can be so-called drivers of change - an innovative business model or a new vision on social responsibility can also significantly change and improve the fashion chain and make it more sustainable.

Deadline for submissions for the Open Call is September 30, 2017 at 23.59 hours. We kindly invite you to join us.
For more information, selection criteria and guidelines:


Deadline for submissions for the Open Call is September 30, 2017 at 23.59 hours. We kindly invite you to join us.
For more information, selection criteria and guidelines:


August 2017


Arts & Culture Venture Capital Fund

The National Empowerment Fund invites black companies in the arts and culture industries to come forward for business loans from R250 000 to R5 million in music, television and film production, publishing, crafts, design as well as performing arts and cultural tourism.


August 2017


the dti invites you to submit your application to participate and showcase your products at the Foodex Japan 2018. It will showcase a full range of products for food and drinks from around the world.

Food: Confectionery, Dairy Products, Delicatessen, Dietetic Products, Frozen Food Products, Fruits and Vegetables, Herbs and Spices, Ingredients, Meat and Meat Products, Food Oils, Organic Products, Seafood, Seasonings and Condiments.

Beverage: Beer, Brandy, Liqueurs, Spirits, Whiskey, Wine, Coffee and Tea, Fruit Juice and Soft Drinks.

the dti extends an invitation to firms and other exporters of above mentioned Agro-Processing products to apply to participate in the Foodex Japan 2018, scheduled to take place from 06 – 09 March 2018 in Chiba, Japan.


the dti will offer the following financial support to qualifying firms:

  •  Exhibition space and booth rental costs; 
  • Freight-forwarding of display materials;
  •  Air travel assistance up to R17,000 (SMME’s & BOE’s only); and

Daily subsistence allowance of R3,000 per day (SMME’s & BOE’s only) allowance of R3,000 per day (SMME’s & BOE’s only)

For more information visit:


Nomandla Boyce
Export Development |Trade and Investment South Africa
Tel: 012 394 1312 | Fax: 012 394 2312 | email:
Physical Address: 77 Meintjies Street | Utangamiri Building | the dti Campus | Sunnyside, 0002



August 2017


Spier Arts Academy offers a three-year, full-time, fully funded Apprenticeship in either mosaic or ceramic art. Apprentices will receive tuition in drawing, different working materials, art history and business skills – enabling Apprentices to jumpstart their creative careers and run their own successful enterprises.


The Academy provides a vibrant learning environment that explores the art form of mosaic and ceramic and develops the practical and technical expertise and creative spirit of the Apprentices. The programme is designed to create a local industry with sustainable and meaningful employment for skilled artisans

The Academy welcomes school leavers who are eager to start their creative careers, as well as more experienced candidates with creative backgrounds who want to broaden their artistic skill-set.

To apply, please visit the website: for more information and the application form. The deadline is 30 September 2017. Applications can be sent to


To apply, please visit the website: for more information and the application form. The deadline is 30 September 2017. Applications can be sent to


August 2017


HoodzSA Nimungu cc also known as Hoodz, has a goal to see locally produced products being the "go-to" or first preference when it comes to all consumers in our borders and beyond.


Therefore Hoodz will be having a 35 day local goods tour which will cover 5 cities in S.A starting from November to December 2017.


The tour aims to showcase and sell local products in every city we'll be visiting (for 3 or more days per city), but most importantly, we want to educate the public about the importance of supporting local businesses and make local products more accessible to the general public.


Applying is really a simple process which you can view here:


These products will also be made available on our online store at no additional fee.


The cost of the tour per business is R1800 incl VAT. This fee is for the entire tour and there are no other additional costs.


August 2017

Random Design has officially opened its doors to the creatives of South Africa.

Who Are We?

Random Design is a platform that brings your ideas/concepts/prototypes/products to life and to the consumer through our online store. This store is dedicated to young, local designers. Irrespective of whether you are an established designer looking for a platform to increase sales, or a young up-and-comer looking to have someone come alongside you and bring your concept to reality; the Random Design management team and Advisory Network are here to assist you. Our broad product themes are the following: 1. For your body (Fashion and Fashion Accessories) 2. For your home (Modern & High-Tech Furniture) 3. For your phone (Cellular Accessories – Chargers, Docking Stations Etc…)

When in doubt – Submit it anyway

We always encourage our clients, partners and customers to remember one thing. Random Design exists to serve the local design community of South Africa in a few simple but significant ways.

- Promoting local design and increasing subsequent sales

- Assisting in the establishment of scalable local businesses

- Improving the outlook/consumer perception of locally produced goods

- Creating a central platform that consumers know and trust for high quality and competitively priced products


Our Service Offerings

1. We buy your design

Here we will enter into a discussion about our willingness to purchase and value of the concept/prototype. Once we have established both of the abovementioned points, we will enter into a contractual agreement where Random Design will own the idea for a fixed remuneration.


2. CO-Creation

We assist you in bringing your idea from concept or prototype stage to a complete product and retail this product for you. A mutually beneficial revenue split agreement is set in place for a fixed term. There after you are free to sell the goods through a different platform, or renew your contract with us.


3. Commission based agreement

This is for the designer who can produce their own product(s) and you simply need us to list your product on our website and distribute to the customer. With this offering we hold your goods and sell them, as customers make purchases we periodically pay the money into your account and withhold the commission.

4. Subscription

This is for the more seasoned designer who has their own distribution and production plan in order and would like to increase sales through a dedicated platform that is focused on young designers. Our role in this type of offering is strictly promotional. The Random Design online store will redirect to your store once the customer clicks on your product.


What Are We Looking For?

Random Design understands that all designs are unique and aren’t often able to placed under the same criteria for evaluation. However, there are definitely some concepts we would like you to bear in mind when sending us your submission.

Design Criteria

Apply these terms as often as possible and/or relevant to your specific design/product:


- What makes your product a game changer in its sector?


- How can this meet multiple needs for the end user?

Eco-friendly and Sustainable

- Are the components or make-up of the product environmentally friendly?


- Does the product assist or add value to every day life?


- “The X Factor”, what makes your product brilliant and different from anything on the market? Does your product make you and everyone else drop their jaws?

Should you have any queries or comments please do email us.

Should you have any queries or comments please do email us.

July 2017

Reel Partners is a mission based company in start-up phase - they work with emerging filmmakers and need to raise funding to enter an international film competition (48 hour film project). 


They are hosting a First Thursday event on 3 August 2017 as a creative youth showcase and to celebrate their area in the creative space.


They are looking for extremely talented young artists who would be able to come and setup their own space, attend the event and showcase their art - paintings, sculptors, bead work and ceramics - ideally one of each.



Thembi Mtombeni

+27 (0) 21 422 3578



Thembi Mtombeni

+27 (0) 21 422 3578

July 2017

Creative Angels Fashion Benefit (CAFB) has been in existence since 2012, and offers something completely different from the regular fashion shows you’ll find around Cape Town. They know it’s difficult to get your label recognised so have platform to help you make it happen. With CAFB, you’ll have everything provided, from models to hair and makeup stylists and more.

Signing up for a 12-month membership will cost you just R750per annum. Over 12 months, you’ll receive the chance to showcase your label at a minimum of one live fashion show and one professional photo shoot at a prestigious location in or around Cape Town. You’ll also receive exclusive branded merchandise, pictures of professionally trained models donning your designs and even get to brush shoulders with our elite industry members and senior producers.

The greatest benefit for upcoming South African designers is the newly added online store. By signing up, you’ll receive your very own online store category, letting you market yourself without the stress of administration. They take care of that for as little as 25% of the online retail price. Your online store will be active for as long as you’re a member of the CAFB, as a Fashion Designer, and you’ll have the option to run your very own online promotions, sales and feature in our fortnightly email marketing campaigns.

The next live fashion show is scheduled for the 11th November at The Marriott Crystal Towers in Century City, Cape Town. Should you like to showcase your exclusive work please don't hesitate to contact them for an application form.

For more – see the Facebook page Creative Angels Fashion Benefit and website


Closing date for designers to apply is 31st August

July 2017


Vital Voices is very pleased to announce that the 2018 VV GROW Fellowship application has launched. To apply or to find out more about the program, please see here:


Information about the program:


What is the VV GROW Fellowship?
The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through global and regional online and in-person interventions, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value paired with action-oriented plans. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and their communities to create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth and produce wider social benefits.
The one-year program includes:

Global Virtual Learning: Over 4 months, fellows complete a series of weekly webinars, assignments, online courses, assessments, and one-on-one calls with peers, Vital Voices staff, and trainers. Fellows begin to build their knowledge about marketing, networking, business planning, financial management and leadership, the core topics of the program. Fellows assess the current state of their business and leadership in order to determine where they are; analyse their business and the external environment to identify opportunities for growth; and define specific business growth goals to identify where they want to go.

Regional In-Person Training:  Each year, fellows from each region gather in one country in their region to participate in a four-day, in-person training workshop that will guide them in creating an action plan outlining how they will accomplish their business growth goals. Fellows also get the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from other fellows from their region, Vital Voices staff and trainers.

Growth Services and Support: Following the in-person training, fellows implement and revise their action plans, while evaluating their progress toward their business growth goals. Throughout the last 6 months of the fellowship, Vital Voices staff connects fellows to individualized growth services and support based on the goals and action items in their action plan.

Who can apply?
The VV GROW Fellowship is openly avaible to women business owners from Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa as well as Latin America and the Caribbean andthe Middle East, who:  

Own a business that...

Has been in operation for at least 3 years

Employs at least 3 full time staff

Generates at least USD $40,000 in annual sales

Reside in the same country as your business for at least 7 months out of the year

Are proficient in spoken and written English

What will fellows receive through the program?

Strengthened knowledge, skills, and confidence in 5 core areas: business planning, leadership, financial management, networking, and marketing 

Access to highly qualified staff and business consultants

Access to 12 online business management and leadership courses through Harvard Business School Publishing’s online platform, Harvard Manage Mentor (HMM) for one year

Interactive webinars led by expert trainers from across the globe

A 4-day in-person, regional training workshop

Joining a network of women business leaders from across the globe 

Referral(s) to business support services tailored to your needs

A certificate of program completion

Entry into the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network upon graduation

What happens after I apply?
Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted for a 1-hour Skype interview. All applicants, whether or not selected for an interview, will be notified about final decision by December 15, 2017.

The VV Grow Fellowship is a great opportunity for women business owners to acquire the technical skills needed to help their businesses grow. The knowledge shared is on a global level, exposing you to potential markets, with materials sourced from the world renowned Harvard Business School.

The VV GROW Fellowship is sponsored by a global corporate member, Exxonmobil, who also have a seat on the WEConnect International South African Advisory Council. Do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Please apply to the VV GROW Fellowship with the link provided. It is an online application and all relevant fields must be filled in accordingly. All queries and questions must be directed to the VV GROW Fellowship:


July 2017

Cape Town based NPO called The Rhinos Are Coming have just opened their Artists Call for Submissions where they are calling upon Artists to paint their sponsored life-sized Rhino Sculptures. Their goal is to have 100 Rhinos painted by 100 local (Cape Town based) established and up & coming artists by mid December 2017.



July 2017

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League calls creatives to enter their 1st annual Art Competition

The TOP 10 will receive the opportunity to exhibit at the APPLAUSE 4 PAWS GALA on the 12th of October 2017. The TOP 3 will be announced on the day of the Gala and they will receive GREAT prizes. 1st prize will receive the opportunity to exhibit their work at New Heritage Gallery in Cape Town for One Month!
Artists must all create a unique piece following their brief. AACL focusses on helping dogs and cats in underprivileged communities of the Western Cape. Depict the social impact of animal abuse & cruelty in these areas. Think out of the box! You can create the art piece out of any medium such as painting; drawing; photography; sculpture; digital art; fiber art; collage; videography; installations etc.
Entries cost a R100 each (this will go towards their organisation and helping needy animals). With each entry they will need you to send an Application form, maximum 250-word concept and low res digital images of your work (72 DPI).


July 2017

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) and their partners, invites South African Designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition.

Entries are opened in the following categories:
• Student categories – Designed Students registered in South African Educational Institutes
• Development categories for Technical Colleges and Qualified Designers who are neither enrolled in the
school system nor established yet.
• Established Furniture designers/ Manufacturers – For Manufacturing Companies/Designers.

The aim of the competition is to: raise and nurture design capabilities in the country, raise the image of the South African Furniture Manufacturing Industry, and to advance local industry through the introduction of new products industry.


Read more here:

July 2017


Call for Applications, 2017-2018


The Spier Craft Market will be re-opening for the 2017-2018 Season on the 23rd September. We are calling for applications in the media of costume jewellery and related accessories, ceramic tableware, leatherwork (not including shoes), mosaics, recycled materials, soft furnishings and woodwork.

Spier Wine Estate is one of the top visitor destinations in the Western Cape.  If you are interested in being part of this well established and successful event, please contact Sue Heathcock, as soon as possible, on 082 926 6169 or e-mail her on

Viewing good quality photographs of your work is an important first step in the selection process, so please send these through with your expression of interest.  The final list of participants will be chosen via a panel of sector specialists during the first week of August.

The craft market will run seven days a week until the end of April, 2018.


Note: this market is not suitable for creatives producing fine jewellery (gold, silver) or fashion clothing lines    


Please contact Sue Heathcock, as soon as possible, on 082 926 6169 or e-mail her on
July 2017

The AfroFest, 22 & 23 September 2017: A free collaborative two-day, two-night African Culture and Business festival decentralised around the city of Cape Town!

CALLING ON ALL artists, bands, food vendors, fashion designers,crafters, poets, writers, and venues to join us!

|The AfroFest puts the spotlight on individuals/businesses that promote African craft and design. We are looking for entrepreneurs to join our network to collaborate and build together a new festival
celebrating authentic African culture and heritage.

Benefits of Joining the AfroFest: All the AfroFest partners benefit from a set of marketing services (online and offline, through multiple media supports; FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER), which will maximise their exposure before, during and after the event.

This includes:
- Promotional articles introducing participants, broadcasted on our social media platforms.
- Personalised individual sections on our website (, featuring articles, photos, interviews…

The Afrofest partners also benefit from belonging to a network of artists, traders and venues that collaborate together to empower each other. For instance, artists/traders are proposed to venues
for concert organization, while venues have easier access to traders and performers at reduced cost. The whole network is marketed under a unified banner, granting increased visibility and impact.


Traders (crafters, artists, food vendors, designers, etc.): Showcase African or African inspired items. Be willing to give a percentage on sales during the festival event- to be determined by The Afrofest, for marketing/networking services provided.

Musicians/Bands/Performers: Showcase African acts, and be willing to perform at a reduced rate
for participating venues, for our marketing/networking services provided.

Organise or facilitate activities that fit the African theme, but also fitting to individual identity of the venue itself, so that its operations remain as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible.

Be willing to give a percentage on sales during the festival event, to be determined by The Afrofest, for marketing/networking services provided.

If you fit the requirements above, please send in your applications: (Brief of what you do, and pictures or videos), via E-mail:

Feb 2017

KKNK2017 Application Forms

Artists and crafters are invited to apply for the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees.











Feb 2017


Mojo Market


They are looking for high end and unusual tenants to trade at the Mojo Market in Sea Point. They are opening on 1 Feb 2017 and it will be a seven day week market. There is a 50/50 split on food and goods vendors with a captured market from not only the Mojo Hotel but also the surrounding areas. As you are aware, the Atlantic Seaboard is a high density high income area and the market is set to become the heart and hub of the area.


The market is based on a model used in many cities across the world where you can go any time to buy goods and food, as well as just hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. There is no other market that offers food and goods 7 days a week in Cape Town.


This is an opportunity to own your own space and fetch full retail on your products. The spaces are lockable as each trader has their own stall with glass and metal stacking doors.


Enclosed is also the updated 3d renders of the market here.


for your interest, and the curators are happy to meet anyone there to have a tour of the current site along with info of rentals etc.


For any further info, please contact Morne Foale on 071 978 3704 or Kim Speer on 083 989 7226


Morne Foale on 071 978 3704 or Kim Speer on 083 989 7226


Dec 2016


The intention of The Social Market @the Claremont is to provide a space where Creatives, Artists, Crafters and Performers can come together to showcase their passion and talents through distinct arts and craft. Traders will have a chance to network with other traders while promoting their craft. It is perfect for hipsters, fashionistas &art lovers where they can find bespoke items, vintage threads, tasty food and crafted beers and specialist drinks. The Social Market @the Claremont is where everyone can just ignite their light and be inspired to be their best and be happy. This space is to create an opportunity for everyone to relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. They aim to promote and celebrate the creative community and strive to cater for all individuals with the love for all things beautiful.


The Launch market will be taking place on the 17th of December 2016. Thereafter, it will be happening on the last Saturday of every month as of January 2017.


All Traders and Vendors are invited to fill in the form to apply for a space in order to exhibit their work. We also welcome Performers and Poets to be part of the Market.

Application Form - click here


Dec 2016


To mark 30 years since a festival entitled Towards the People’s Culture Festival was banned in 1986, Cornerstone Institute in Salt River is putting together a festival.

The festival in 1986 was meant to gather Africa’s most prominent artist as a response from the artistic community to the injustices of the apartheid regime and to firmly root the arts as an instrument to achieve social justice.

The series of events include a market, musical performances, live installations and a symbolic lantern procession.

We are inviting exhibitors who produce quality goods to take advantage of retail opportunity the festival and market ambiance will create for this day.



TIMES: 16:00-22:00 /  or cell  081 836 6616.




NGO Operation Smile have recently decided to build their own shop that will sell some branded items as well as items made by local artisans. They are seeking product at a discounted price or where producers give them a set percentage of their profit made as a donation to the cause. Visit for more on the organisation.


Madelein Snyman




The Woodstock Market

Venue: Trafalgar Park Woodstock

It's an outdoor market. The Market will take place on a Sunday. Trading times will be from 9am-3pm all stall holders will be required to be set up by 8:30am.

Market will provide electricity to food and beverage stalls. Food and beverage stalls are required to have their own non-branded (unless your own) gazebos.

The market will NOT supply tables for set up, stall holders will have to be completely self-sufficient. However, if assistance is needed to transport tables and chairs the market will be able to provide transportation at a small cost.

The market, will be a mix of food, beverage, art, craft, furniture, vintage, second hand, and plants n flowers, handmade, authentic, ecofriendly, locally made products.

Stalls cost

Food n beverage: R250

Food trucks: R350

Other stalls between: R150 -R250

Use of electricity will be: R95



Lynne Thompson




The new market at The Palms in Woodstock takes place on the first Sunday of the month. The market will have an emphasis on lifestyle, design, decor and craft and this magnificent venue offers plenty of indoor space for stalls.


They are currently taking applications from any interested crafters and designers and attach an application form and market information. If you'd like to be part of this exciting new project please let them know immediately. Please send images of your product/s with your reply.


Please see these documents for the key info:


Application Form

Market Rules



Jimmy Hendrikz & Catherine Gribble 

Organisers: The Palms Market





A new design and print shop in Hout Bay has some space for retail. They are situated in Victoria Mall and will operate from the end of May. The retail should be related to print / design somehow i.e. cards, envelopes, boxes, stamps, tags, frames etc.. even fabrics (not clothes) would be considered.

Ongoing Alisha White Design has opened a in the exciting new showroom and retail space creative development Mason’s Press in Woodstock!
They are looking for the right mix of homeware products to exhibit and sell from the showroom and also on our new online store, launching in November!

Make use of this excellent opportunity to showcase your products in a trendy environment, to be seen by Alisha White Design's local and international clients and by all who visit this space daily.
Homeware Products that will be considered for this opportunity may include:
Furniture - stools, tables, ottomans, cabinets, shelves
Textiles - throws, rugs, blankets
Lighting - lamps, pendants
Glassware and ceramics
Art - sculpture, painting, wall art
Accessories - candlesticks, baskets, clocks
We are interested in homeware products that are functional, not only decorative, that are locally produced with a clean, contemporary feel.

Please contact us at with a short description and pictures of your unique products.




Chameleon Village at Hartbeespoort Dam is opening a new “Proudly South African” craft shop which will be 500 sq. metres under roof within a 1500 sq. metre marquee area, and an 800 sq. metre area under marquee which will be for outdoor type product.


Chameleon is 13 years old and is a tourist destination for both local and overseas visitors. They are half way between greater Johannesburg and Pretoria and Sun City. They get several tour busses daily and are extremely busy over weekends.


They are seeking craft producers who can supply stock on consignment and they will sell on the producer’s behalf on a commission basis. Prices are structured to cater for the commission ensuring that goods are reasonably priced. There are no cost implications whatsoever for craft producers and if there are no sales the goods are simply collected. Chameleon Village will do extensive marketing at their cost.




Enquiries can be directed to



Nov 2016


Call for products for CCDI reception space

CCDI will be updating the display in the CCDI’s reception area (2nd Floor, Harrington House, 37 Barrack Street). We are seeking contemporary products that represent the many producers we work with.

We are inviting producers to submit one product each for this exercise and we suggest that you choose one of your most popular products. The chosen products will be displayed in the reception area at the CCDI or in the Main Event space along with a small card with information about you the producer and your contact details. This is so that potential buyers can contact you for orders.

You will be required to donate the product to the CCDI for this display. For this donation, your product will be seen by most visitors to the CCDI Offices – which include other producers, media, local buyers and buyers from overseas, as well as government officials.

  • Submission for this will be to Craig Carbutt the CCDI’s Outreach Co-ordinator via a photograph not bigger that 2MB
  • You can email your submissions to
  • Clearly mark in the email subject line: Reception Update

This offer is open to all members for the CCDI who are registered on the CCDI Database –

The closing date for submissions is Sunday, 27 November.

Producers will be informed if their submission was successful a week after that on Monday 5th December. Only the selected producers will be contacted.


Nov 2016 –The African Market is an online marketplace established with the purpose of selling  quality African Products ,made in Africa by Africans, to a global audience. captures the essence of an authentic African market. The platform in addition narrates the stories from the heart of Africa that represent the craftsmanship and creativity behind the scenes of our beautiful tapestry.

We are looking for authentic vibrant and enthusiastic artists and craftsmen who are ready to change peoples perspective of Africa for the better. This platform gives us an opportunity to showcase your products and skill and tap into the international market. We seek a partnership in which we add value to one another through self-development and working together.


With your association we will strive to play our part in social responsibility that symbolises the true spirit of Africa.

We are looking for people in the following areas to partner up with:

Arts and Crafts(painted art, ornaments, curios etc)
Fashion Accessories(jewellery, bags)
Fashion (tribal, Modern urban)
Wines and Craft Beer
Literature (Small publishing houses)
Undocumented Writers(Oral literature)


Nov 2016


The Maxigroup are looking to scout young designers who are in the homeware, furniture, and décor bracket. We are looking to set up a show room where young designers can showcase their products, and be available once or twice a week to meet with clients and promote their products.


The show room is attached to light industrial space where we would like to place some designers who need workshop space, who would then be on site for the showroom.


We are looking for designers who are essentially up and running already with their own workshops, but who do not have a formal retail outlet. Businesses need to have had some exposure through emerging creatives or a similar programmes.



Please respond directly to Guy Thomas

+27 21 405 0800


Nov 2016



The Palms Decor & Lifestyle Centre hosts a Platteland Market every Saturday, between 09h00 - 14h30. They have been operating since 2012, so it is a well established event. Their main focus is food, and they do have a Kattebak market happening every 2nd Saturday.  They would like to introduce crafts to their offer and hereby extend an invitation to crafters/traders, to join for the next four Saturday's until they cease trading for the year (last market on 17 Dec).

They can host a maximum of 16 traders at present, as space is limited.

Trading conditions:

  • No charge to trade
  • Supply own table (max. 800mm depth x 2m length)
  • Traders will not be able to stand behind their tables, but rather in front or alongside, due to space constraint.
  • Set up and ready to trade by 09h00
  • Traders to promote and advertise their presence at the market.

Should any of crafters be interested, please email Isabella, at


Email Isabella, at


Urban Farm Girl is an online shop offering it’s customers an eco-friendly alternative to the products on a typical monthly shopping list. They are looking for the following for reselling, ideally products that tick all boxes below or a few:
- useful items one would buy on a regular basis
- made locally
- involved in an upliftment programme
- carbon neutral
- recycled, natural or biodegradable material

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