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May 2010 CCDI Newsletter - Cape Craft and Design Institute

Official newsletter of the Western Cape Craft Sector
MAY 2010
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Follow our series on:
Crafting by numbers
World Shows & Exhibitions
All about Ceramics
Quality is never having
to say you’re sorry
Plush Toys
certified safe by SABS
Crafty business
nets top turnovers
please note:
2010 update
& news
Next Craft
Sector meeting
& Newsletter August 2010
CCDI Activities
pg 3
sector news
pg 4
Quality is never having to say you’re sorry
• Spotting the trends with the CCDI
• Indalo Project pushes the Cape Town creative edge
• Woo-men Plush Toys certified safe by SABS
• Zizamele Ceramics cracks the market at Ambiente
design matters
pg 6
• Big in Brazil
• Creative Workshops for SAHC 2010
pg 8
• Market opportunities in June/July 2010
pg 9
• Creativity, Design and Innovation Programme
• Enterprise Development Programme
• Service Excellence workshop
growing your business
pg 10
• Crafting by numbers part 3
• World Shows & Exhibitions part 2
• All about ceramics part 3
pg 12
market opportunities pg 13
• Crafty business nets top turnovers
Woo-men Plush Toys - The Suits
Cape Craft & Design Institute |
Iziko laseKapa lobuChule nobuGcisa |
Die Kaapse Instituut vir Handwerk &
P O Box 3225, Cape Town, 8000,
75 Harrington Street, East City Cape Town
+27 (0)21 461 1488
[email protected]
Editor: Marjorie Naidoo
Journalist: Judy Bryant
Graphic Design: Nobull Studio
Photography for CCDI: Anthea Davison
and Eric Miller
pg 14
around this city
pg 15
going green
pg 15
billboard pg 16
• From Pierneef to Gugulective
• UK Crafts Council launches CraftCube
• Ceramics in Franschhoek
• Spier Contemporary
Plug in to the Programme Group
The CCDI has set up a Programmes Group panel that sits for
the last three Wednesdays of each month.
activities on offer, receive practical advice and find out about
market access opportunities.
An appointment with the Group is a one-on-one process that
will help you access appropriate support from the CCDI and its
partners, and help you make decisions about where you want
to take your product and business. The Programme Group
consists of CCDI staff with design innovation,
business development and market access skills and
Programme Group interviews take place every Wednesday,
apart from the first of the month, when we have craft sector
meetings. The first session is at 10:00 and the last at 14:00.
During the session – which can last 50 minutes – you have a
great opportunity to talk about your product, your business
and the challenges you face. It is an open-ended discussion
and through the process you will find out more about the CCDI
While you are at the CCDI office you can also arrange to have
your products photographed for our website and update
your database information. The Programme Group suits both
newcomers and established craft producers. Last year, 107
craft producers benefited from the Programme Group.
To make a booking, call Zodwa Mdliva on 021 461 1488 or
email [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE:В No appointments will be made over the period of the mega soccer event (10 June - 11 July) as all staff with be
involved in arrangements for market access opportunities.В Appointments will again be made from 14 July 2010.
Quality is never having to say you’re sorry
It’s 30 days to go to the mega-event and we’ve been appointed
by the City to manage market access opportunities for craft
producers. The criteria is that we will select high quality
products handmade in the Cape – and of course they should
not fall foul of the regulations…
The regulations are easy – there’s a very thick rule-book to
follow. But what constitutes Handmade? And how do we define
On the definition of Handmade: we’re not luddites, and we
do accept that people use tools and technology to make their
products. It’s really an issue of degree. In our book, a product
is handmade when the primary value of the product lies in the
presence of the hand or the �signature’ of an individual. This
ultimately is about the creative input of the maker and their
relationship to the final product. It’s not to say that products
therefore have to be unique and one-offs – they still can be
replicated or reproduced – but in the process of replication, the
maker is still a significant actor.
The question of Quality appears to be a little more complex. Or
is it?
There is a view that quality, like beauty, is in the eye of the
beholder. And in the craft sector quality is often used as a value
judgment – in a subjective way – to disqualify products as �not
good enough’. This often happens, I think, when people equate
quality with beauty.
Beauty very definitely is in the eye of the beholder. It is a
subjective assessment. But quality, on the other hand, can
be objectively determined. I think we would more easily reach
consensus on what constitutes quality products – as opposed
to what constitutes beautiful products.
We have always had to be very careful about the way we
adjudicate products for shows – ensuring that we were not
being subjective and applying our own (very varied) aesthetic
sensibilities. “I don’t like it.” Is clearly not on - and “It’s not good
enough” is not a good enough definition of quality.
So what is?
In our context I think a quality
product is a combination of quality
of design and quality of process.
Quality of design (intention) is about
the purpose and functionality of
the product; the idea behind it, its
fitness for use. Does the product do
what it should do – and how well?
Quality of process (manufacture) is
about how the product is made and
the materials it is made from. Are
the materials themselves of good
quality; are they the right materials
for the product’s function? Is the product made well? Is it free
from defects, deficiencies, and significant variations (if it is to be
replicated)? Will it last as long as it should? In this country I’d
argue that we should add another component to the quality of
process and that is our labour standard. Are makers getting a
decent income? Are their working conditions healthy and safe?
Then I think there is a third kind of quality – how it all hangs
together. Some people refer to it as the Transcendant Quality,
which refers to the more subjective attributes or essence of the
thing which can be seen and felt but cannot be measured –
such as beauty, feel, flavour, taste.
While this latter quality does tend towards the more subjective, I
think it is still objectively discernable. You may not like the object
yourself – but you can �see’, �feel’, �appreciate’, the quality.
I think we all do this – without thinking – all the time. We all
seem to �know’ or �feel’ quality. And when something exceeds
our preconceived idea of quality we view it as having a “high
If a good quality product is the sum of these three things – it is
possible for us to remain objective when adjudicating products.
At the end of the day though – the customer is the ultimate
arbiter – as one person put it: “Quality is when the customer
returns and the product doesn’t.”
Quality refers to an inherent or distinguishing characteristic
of a person or a thing. It also refers to a degree or grade of
excellence. This idea of quality has not changed in 2500 years
since Aristotle defined it as “the essence of a thing” as well as
“the way in which a thing is”.
Of course to err is human – and the irregularities of the hand
is what makes our products so desirable – but quality is the
expression of human excellence – and that is what we strive for.
This continuity of meaning is significant because it means that
we just know what things are and we also know whether a thing
is good or not according to whether it fulfils its proper function.
The consensus appears to be that quality means the total
characteristics of a thing to satisfy stated and implied need; and
the degree to which it does so.[1]
So it seems to me that then we can �reduce’ the notion of
quality to objective criteria. Something is – and it works as it
should. Simple.
My sources include:
Table of definitions from a textbook by Hunt (1992)5; a list from Dr. David M.
Dilts, PhD, CMA; What is Quality, David Straker, Quality World, the journal
of the Chartered Quality Institute.
Rethinking the Question of Quality in Art; Thomas Ewens; Arts Education
Policy Review
Craft Sector meeting
For its 5 May Craft Sector meeting and Visual Awareness
talk, the CCDI arranged for craft producers to experience a
guided tour of the Spier Contemporary art exhibition in the
City Hall. The exhibition is open from 10:00 to 18:00 every
day of the week until 14 May, with other events happening at
the venue. See
sector news
Spotting the trends with the CCDI
Ever dreamt of travelling the world, on the lookout for the
next big thing? Johann Crouse, trend researcher for Foschini,
has that enviable job – and Western Cape craft producers
were lucky enough to get an update on the latest hot
happenings directly from him at the April CCDI Craft Sector
Johan explained that he throws the net wide when exploring
trends, not only seeking out fashion sources, but also interrelated disciplines such as industrial and auto design, and
He reported that Europe is currently “obsessed’ with Africa,
responding to its bright colours and vibrant designs, and it
is a pity that Africans themselves are so USA- and Europecentric.
He showed many beautiful and inspirational images, and said
some of the trends we can expect include a return to the
colour yellow, organic materials, nature, well-worn wooden
surfaces, oxidization and tarnished metal. Even bic pens are
big again as people want to scribble things – handwriting is
hot again.
Borders between disciplines are breaking down, with
creatives such as graffiti and music artists collaborating.
Antique furniture is being re-imagined and re-worked to
develop new recycled items. Kitchens have a retro feel,
and pleats, cuts and folds are current. Birds are big –
representing freedom from technology.
Traditional craft techniques such
as crochet and lace-making are
being re-imagined in fresh new
ways, and consumers are eager
to know where raw materials
come from and how items are
Johan said there should be
greater collaboration between
craft producers and the fashion
world (the CT Fashion Council
and the CCDI do in fact share
premises and have started
collaborating – watch this space!)
Creatives should not become
sentimental about their work, nor
should they fear failure. So be
inspired and tap into the zeitgeist
– your craft product could be the
next must-have!
Indalo Project pushes the Cape
Town creative edge
Streetwires, which has provided training, materials and
marketing support to over 100 wire and bead artists since
2000, has started an exciting new initiative, the Indalo
Backed by funding worth over R6 million, Streetwires is
combining its tried and tested marketing and development
experience together with the skills of ten professional
designers and producers. The goal is to create ten
contemporary, upmarket ranges aimed at discerning local
and international buyers.
“Indalo (which means �creation’ or �nature’) is all about
design,” said Streetwires founder Patrick Schofield. “Rather
than focusing on mass market trinkets, Indalo aims to create
craft and product that is beautiful, desired and sells well.”
Four professional designers were appointed to full-time
positions in January this year and the first range will be
launched in August. The designers are Nicci Drzewicki,
Mireille van Reenen, Hayley Rogers and Sharon Boonzaaier.
Some R3 million funding comes from the 2009 Shared
Growth Challenge Fund (SGCF). Set up by the Business
Trust, the SGCF provides capital for structured projects in
businesses with developmental and social objectives.
Patrick says the aim is for each range to create at least ten
new, sustainable jobs for craft producers based in townships
and informal settlements.
“Sales will be translated directly into work/commissions
for craft-artists, giving a true indicator of jobs created. We
also aim to develop ranges that will push the creative skills
development of the crafters. This again translates into both
better earning potential and the development of each artist.
“We also aim to spark the interest of other world-class
designers in working with the producers to develop future
ranges; and there is also potential for individual craft
producers to become recognised as artists/designers in their
own right. We have already seen this happen at Streetwires
with crafters developing to the level where they now hold
their own exhibitions. From the townships literally to the
galleries of New York.”
Contact: Indalo Project Manager Liane Mulder
[email protected] | 079 0850 277
Woo-men Plush Toys certified safe by SABS
ete and Elaine Woodbridge, designers of the funky
Woo-men Plush Toys range, have just been through the
painstaking process of getting their products certified
for safety. It’s been a long haul, but well worth it, they report,
and they encourage other craft producers to do the same,
whether you sell locally or overseas. Here’s the low-down from
Pete and Elaine…
Woo-men toys have been exported in small
quantities to Europe and the UK since
2008/9, and this prompted investigating
the issue of safety and the CE mark – a
self-applied mark that indicates the product
meets certain safety and quality standards.
It is required in Europe for all products,
especially those for children.
Various standards exist for different products,
and for toys it is the EN71 norm which is
aligned with the more universal ISO 8124.
Although Woo-men are largely aimed at the
adult collector, a significant proportion of their
market is children under the age of 14.
Three aspects of soft toys are a concern for safety: toxicity,
flammability and removable parts (which could become a
choking hazard) and going to a professional testing body
became necessary. The only body conducting tests in SA is
the SABS. Pete and Elaine got funding assistance from SEDA
for tests that cost in the region of R20 000 for 20 samples. It
took about one year to research international safety standards,
work through various quotations and funding applications, and
finally wait while tests were being conducted.
This process prompted them to standardise their materials, as
the test results only apply to what is physically tested, so one
has to be sure that one will be using materials and designs
long term. Part of this standardising was developing long-term
relationships with preferred suppliers. With the help of their
business advisor, Anton Ressel, they managed to negotiate an
excellent rate for fabric from a preferred supplier.
“The toys were mangled and destroyed in the
process of testing, but they emerged as little
heroes,” said Pete and Elaine, who can now
apply the CE mark, and the words �Non-Toxic’,
�Suitable for All Ages’ on the tags.
“It is important to understand with testing, that
results only apply to the exact products and
materials tested. You can’t confer the results
on another product and if you start making the
same product with different materials, even a
colour change, the results no longer apply,”
they said. “After testing, we are allowed to say
that our product has been tested by SABS but
we cannot say it is �SABS Approved’, or use
an SABS logo as that involves another process
in which one’s business and manufacturing
processes and premises are also inspected.”
Testing usually only becomes pressing for export, they say, but
in fact it is just as relevant in the local market, especially when
selling to international customers. Funding is available and it is
worth standardising as much as possible to have tests done,
even if only for part of one’s product range, as this could be
the key to consumer confidence in the product, and business
Contact: Elaine Woodbridge [email protected] |
021 788 8249 | 072 698 8214.
Zizamele Ceramics cracks the market at
Craft producers at Zizamele Ceramics, a Noordhoek-based
SMME, are hard at work fulfilling a large order resulting from
their February showing at Ambiente, a top lifestyle trade
show in Germany.
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enterprise’s popular
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vases, has been
ordered by the Fairhandel organisation.
And in a further
boost for Zizamele,
a photograph of
one of their leading
ceramicists, Sisanda
Mbana, will be used
in advertising for
Fair-handel’s 15th
anniversary in June.
Zizamele founder Toni Burton
told the CCDI that Sisanda’s photograph was chosen
by Fair-handel from a selection of images taken by local
photographer Jacques Marais. Sisanda, who comes from
the Eastern Cape, is a member of a group of previously
unemployed women who attended a MAPPP-Seta training
course in 2004. The top seven graduates joined Zizamele, an
organisation that trains artists in ceramic creation, life skills
and business management.
The artists now create highly sought after and collectable
ceramic pieces that can be found in homes, offices and
galleries around the world. Sisanda has won awards for
her work in both the 2007 and 2009 Ceramics SA national
exhibitions, and one of her bowls is now in the Corobrik
permanent ceramic collection.
“Thanks to everyone who gives us support and
encouragement, and of course the Ambiente team in
Frankfurt,” said Toni.
A total of 14 Western Cape enterprises linked to the CCDI
attended Ambiente, collectively making over 400 contacts
with buyers and conducting trade worth about R556 000,
of-which sales were 10% and orders 90%. Based on leads
made by the craft producers, there could be a significant
increase in the trade value reported to date.
Toni Burton [email protected] | 021 7891491 |
084 5566423.
design matters
Big in Brazil
e’re still buzzing from the creative high of the
Design Indaba, and in this issue would like to share
some inspirational input from hot Brazilian designer
Marcelo Rosenbaum.
Marcelo Rosenbaum heads up a multiplatform design empire in
South America. He’s developed multiple lines of houseware for
Linha Brasil – the biggest ceramics producer in Latin America –
plus restaurant interiors and furniture for the Brazilian equivalent of
Ikea. But he’s no precious designer creating moodily in a spartan
studio – he’s a keen blogger, hosts a radio show and a weekly
home-makeover TV programme that re-invents the homes of
poor families, many of whom are living in simple shack dwellings.
He brings optimism and pride to being Brazilian, and is constantly
inspired by his diverse country – something that we too can learn
from in South Africa. He spoke often at the Conference about
pride, honour, self-confidence and inclusivity.
Much of his exciting work incorporates traditional Brazilian craft
techniques like lace-making and ceramics. His pottery and floors
have bright primary colour backgrounds overlaid with white lacy
patterns, like doilies. He brought beehive-shaped hut shapes into
his designs for a housing complex, and his VIP lounge for the
Rio Carnival was made warm, comfy and cosy through textiles
and handmade products that were brought from Sao Paolo in his
suitcase as he visited the site every weekend. He said it was really
difficult to convince the client, who had envisaged “something
futuristic”, but it was such as success that he now does the VIP
interior annually.
Brazilian mega-designer Marcelo Rosenbaum resonated with the audience
at Design Indaba.
He’s also transformed pieces of traditional furniture, taking the
pieces to a local embroiderer who created the fabric section.
Traditional, heavy Brazilian cooking pots have also been made
more user-friendly while maintaining their ruggedness and raw
“Any minimalism is lost among the gigantic colour palette, the
joy, the sensuality, the richness of artistic expressions,” he says
of Brazil. “This aesthetic is assimilated by art, by the industry, by
consumption, by fashion. There could not be another setting.”
You could say the same about South Africa – inspiration is all
around us – let’s celebrate and draw from our cultural spectrum!
He usually avoids machines and opts for the handmade, with the
craft producers central to the process. His co-workers, he says,
invest their emotions and art, not only their labour.
His ceramic work for Linha Brasil includes inspirations such as
embroidered traditional costumes and traditional lace. Another
blue and white range was inspired by water and sea goddesses.
The vibrant use of handcrafted textiles transforms simple dwellings in Brazil
and has inspired thousands who watch the makeovers on TV.
Designer recycling lights
Handmade [Cape] Wholesale facilitated a
collaboration between Magpie, Foodcorp and
Interactive Africa to come up with this installation
– using empty product containers to reinforce
Foodcorp’s brand identity - which was displayed
at the entrances of the Design Indaba Expo.
In the picture: Kim Terblanche, Interactive Africa’s
production manager for the Design Indaba Expo,
of themonth
Scott Hart of Magpie, and Rose Reddy manager
of Handmade [Cape] Wholesale.
Handmade [Cape] Wholesale is a service of
the CCDI to the retail sector, and the conference,
event and corporate markets, to facilitate access
to excellent quality handmade objects from the
Western Cape.
The Letterpress Company
Indigenous Trees of Southern Africa
R285 incl VAT per gift box of 6 cards
The Letterpress Company is dedicated to preserving the traditional craft of letterpress printing. Using
antique, hand-operated printing equipment and the finest earth-friendly and tree-free papers, the
company produces luxury stationery for private clients and retail sale.
Gitanjali Maharaj | 083 327 5554 | [email protected]
Creativity Workshop for SAHC 2010
The Creativity, Design and Innovation Centre ran the first in a new
series of workshops that were piloted last year. The workshop
series has been designed to offer craft producers taking part
in a specific event the creative space to engage with these
opportunities. An exciting, busy schedule was designed for
the craft producers taking part in the SA Handmade Collection
(SAHC) to be held in August at Decorex in Johannesburg.
Jo-lene Sathorar (Market Access Facilitator) kicked off the
workshop with a slide presentation that contextualised what the
opportunity of being on SAHC would mean. She spoke about
media partners, the trade days and what they imply, and also
about the kind of people who visit the show. This set the scene
for the workshop by getting everyone in the right frame of mind to
tackle the opportunity with really positive outcomes.
A specialist speaker, Gerard Back from Mila, did a presentation
sharing his insights about how to think about product display,
especially within the trade show context. He showed examples of
his work, facilitated a discussion about each producer’s product,
and brainstormed
ideas around display of
Karen Stewart
(Workshop Facilitator)
followed with an
intensive creativity
workshop aimed
at creating a richer
understanding of how a
creative approach can
effectively and creatively
Vuyisa Potina developed a stand for his
engage with the event.
The workshop attendees pots based on the idea or a cow horn.
The stand is inspired by major themes in
considered ideas about
his work.
how to conceptualise
and design a product
display which is fresh and shows the work in its best light.
Workshop feedback was positive. Darryl Burger from Veldt
Designs said: “The facility to network and brainstorm with others
was very refreshing. Learning about the possibilities available in
the FabLab was very useful.” Six more of these workshops have
been planned for this financial year, linked to the demands of the
Market Access programme.
Majda Rabin of luxury leather accessories manufacturer Chimpel learnt how
to make decals as a way of enhancing the design of her stand.
African cities bid for World Design Capital
Cape Town is an inspirational city – and we want the rest of the
world to acknowledge it too by getting it declared the 2014 World
Design Capital. Turin in Italy won this design accolade in 2008,
Seoul in South Korea was the 2010 winner, and Helsinki has been
chosen for 2012.
Many capitals are vying for this accolade, but we got a step
further when Cape Town and the other African contender, Nairobi,
were represented at the World Design Cities Summit in Seoul, in
February. Adrienne Viljoen, manager of the SABS Design Institute,
attended the summit that featured mayors from over 20 global
cities, discussing how cities could advance and grow through
focused design intervention that revives cities and improves the
quality of life of its citizens.
Cape Town and Nairobi representatives made presentations at
the summit and signed a Cities Design Declaration. Each shortlisted city must be visited by the judges, and the final selection will
be announced at the ICSID World Design Congress in 2011.
World Intellectual Property Day celebrated in Pretoria
The Department of Trade and Industry hosted a two day
expo in Pretoria to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day.
Organisations showed off their products and services at an expo
that was held at the Sammy Marks Square on 29 and 30 April.
The theme of the event was Innovation-Linking the World.
World Intellectual Property Day aims to celebrate human
creativity, acknowledge the socio-economic importance of IP
and the protection of such rights, create awareness about IP and
encourage creativity and innovation by citizens.
Craft Shop
of themonth
Art of Hand, 305 Long Street
This intimate shop offers craft objects produced by 8 local artists not represented in
other outlets in the city bowl - sterling silver jewellery, glass and ceramic homeware,
paintings and other interesting pieces. The shop also houses a glass beadmaking studio.
Diana Ferreira 076 881 3521 | [email protected]
Goldie Higgins 082 348 4430 | [email protected]
Market opportunities in June/
July 2010
The CCDI was appointed by the City of Cape Town to
manage the market opportunities at official sites in June/
July. There are opportunities for the sale of Handmade
products/craft at the FanFest, FanWalk and possibly at
some of the PVAs.
Over the last 10 days we have held Public Information
Sessions at 8 venues around the City.
Attending the Somerset West public information sessions for craft market
access opportunities during the soccer world cup are fltr craft producers Jane
Schailee, Dick Rufani and Careema Haas, with Rose Reddy (2nd from right),
manager of Handmade [Cape] Wholesale.В * Lower Plein Street, south-bound
carriageway (Grand Parade side),
between Darling Street and Castle Street
* Corporation Street, between Darling
Street and Longmarket Street.
Flagging South Africa
Temporary road closures
With the World Cup less than a month
away, preparations are well underway
to ensure that Cape Town is ready to
host the world. The City apologises to
residents for any inconvenience caused
by various road closures. Various roads
in Cape Town will be closed from June
11 to July 11. On match days, other
roads will also be closed and no parking
will be available in and around Cape
Town Stadium. CBD parking will also be
severely restricted, with parking being
reserved for event services. A shuttle
service between the airport and the
Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard is
being introduced for the duration of the
event, with a single ticket costing R50. A
park and ride system will be introduced to
help spectators travelling to the stadium
for the matches.
Lower Plein and Corporation
Streets – closed for FanFest
During the World Cup, the Grand Parade
will transform into one of the city’s largest
Fan Parks – affording soccer fans the
opportunity to watch the games on
large screens, while enjoying a festive
atmosphere. The City has thus made
plans to accommodate the traders who
usually operate from the Grand Parade
in the areas surrounding it. Sections of
the roads surrounding the Grand Parade
will experience temporary closures from
06:00 on Saturday 01 May to 18:00 on
Sunday 18 July 2010.
The following sections will be closed to
vehicle traffic:
Brand South Africa has launched a
national �Fly the Flag’ challenge through
which companies and individuals can
pledge to buy, distribute and fly the
national flag. South Africans can make
their flag pledges by SMSing the word
�flag’ to 32175, said Sophie Masipa,
marketing manager of the International
Marketing Council of South Africa,
custodian of Brand South Africa. “We
want to see our national flag, a symbol
of unity and hope for future generations,
flown far and wide across the country.
From building wraps to office park
entrances and in our neighbourhoods,
we want to paint the nation with pride
through our country’s most visual
representations,” she said. Masipa
also urged government departments,
provinces, host cities and municipalities
to fly the flag with pride.
Tickets sell fast
Over the counter ticket sales for the
soccer mega-event began on April 15,
as thousands queued in the hope of
securing tickets for the eight matches
being played at the Cape Town Stadium.
Some soccer fans were so determined
to get their hands on tickets that they
camped outside the ticket sales office
in Cape Town’s Hans Strijdom Avenue
Cape Town Stadium test events
Cape Town Stadium has completed its
test events for the soccer World Cup.
The final test event, the Cape Town
International Challenge, was held on April
10, when the national under-20 soccer
teams from South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria
and Ghana entertained a near-capacity
stadium. The event – the first to be held
under the stadium’s floodlights – also
offered an opportunity to test Cape
Town’s transport system at night.
Cape Town ready to welcome
disabled visitors
Cape Town city authorities say the city
has made sure the soccer games will be
an accessible and enjoyable experience
for disabled visitors. Guy Davies, of
Disability Solutions Limited, says the
Cape Town stadium is fully accessible
to those with disabilities and has been
carefully designed to cater for all visitors.
All facilities are accessible to disabled
visitors and the lighting takes into
account the needs of people with sight
impairments. Tactile signage and maps
are also in place at appropriate levels
throughout the venue and tactile paving
has been used where appropriate.
Accessible wheelchair facilities are
provided throughout and vertical
circulation and evacuation plans take
into account the needs of people with
Praise for Cape Town Stadium
South African soccer coach, Carlos
Parreira, says that the Cape Town
stadium is “one of the top five stadiums
in the world”. Parreira, a former Brazil
coach, has visited countless stadiums
around the world through his work. “This
stadium has a wonderful ambience,”
he told members of the media during
the recent Cape Town International
Challenge. Danny Jordaan, CEO of the
Local Organising Committee, said he
would have given Cape Town “nine out of
10” for its World Cup preparations.
Cape Town Tourism teams up with
�The Big Issue’
Cape Town Tourism has partnered with
the local edition of The Big Issue to
produce a Your Guide to Cape Town
A-Z supplement, to be included in the
magazine’s soccer special edition.
The Big Issue plans a bumper print run
of 25 000 to cater for the increased
readership from 11 June. The Big Issue
provides employment to more than 400
vendors who, in turn, support some 1500
Kellogg 5-Day Workshop
R150.00 (Non-refundable or transferable)
17-21 June 2010 9:0-15:30 daily
Fourth floor, 75 Harrington Street
Please fill in a registration form and pay the fee a minimum
of two days before the workshop date. Send forms to
Eunice Freeman on [email protected] | fax to 021
461 2178 | tel 021 461 1495 (ext 301) for more info.
Description of workshop: Invest in your creativity!
The CCDI is running a Creativity workshop supported by
the Kellogg Foundation. The Kellogg Workshop is a very
special workshop including international, domestic and
local participants (LIMITED SPACE ONLY).
The workshop provides an excellent networking
opportunity through the exposure to craft producers
from the greater southern African region. It also enables
creative development and exposes participants to the
computer-aided technology of the FabLab through a
carefully integrated five day programme that explores the
creative process in a challenging, exciting and integrated
For any information or registration for workshops
please contact Eunice Freeman on 021 461 1488
[email protected]
Creativity, Design and Innovation
The CCDI is offering a new, fresh workshop series in the
Creativity, Design and Innovation Programme. Take some
time out of your hectic lives and take your pick from these
great creative opportunities:
1-Day Creativity workshop
R30.00 (Non-refundable or transferable)
13 May 2010 9:00-15:30 Or 3 June 2010 9:0-15:30
Fourth floor, 75 Harrington Street, Cape Town
Please fill in a registration form and pay the fee a minimum
of two days before the workshop date. Send forms to
Eunice Freeman on [email protected] | Fax to 021
461 2178 | tel 021 461 1495 (ext 301) for more info.
Description of workshop: Are you STUCK in a creative
rut? Don’t have loads of time at your disposal? The
CCDI has a solution to get you creatively stimulated and
inspired. This compact one day workshop stretches
people to explore their creativity in a fresh and new way.
Many creative challenges are offered and as participants
work through these challenges their confidence increases
and they begin to see the way to new ideas.
The one day workshops are treated as introductory
sessions to the creative process and there is a natural
progression that can be taken up as the participant feels
ready to do a two day that looks at the creative process in
a more in-depth way.
Enterprise Development
Intellectual Property workshop – originally advertised
for 24 June – due to the soccer event it will now be held
in September, date to be confirmed.
Developing Price Lists workshop - 22 July – for more
advanced learners who have already completed Costing
and Pricing workshops
Service Excellence workshops
South Africa is seeking to improve overall customer
service for the World Cup, in anticipation of the influx of
guests to the games. The Department of Economic
Development in partnership with the National Department
of Tourism is rolling out the Tourism Service Excellence
Strategy targeting all frontline/customer service staff in the
various industries.
You are invited to attend this FREE seminar facilitated by
Disney Institute. The Western Cape Service Excellence
Seminars – lasting 2 hours - take place from 13 to 18
May 2010. Two (2) seminars will be held at each venue
- the first seminar from 10:00 to 12:00, and the second
from 13:00 to 15:00.
Cape Town - 13 May 2010 -His People Centre,
Goodwood - Capacity – 3 500 to 4 000 delegates per
Cape Town - 14 May 2010 - CTICC
Winelands - 15 May 2010 - Stellenbosch Town Hall Plein
Street, Stellenbosch - Capacity – 1 430 delegates per
Eden - 17 May 2010 - George Municipal Civic Hall, York
Street, George - Capacity – 800 delegates per session
Register on line at or call the hotline
086 145 3666
growing your business
In the third article in
our series on the
business of successful
craft production,
Crafting by Numbers,
Navine Christian
explains how to discount
smartly without making
a loss. Navine is an
MBA graduate and
former marketing
executive, now full-time
consultant and director
of ExecuThink Mentoring
& Development.
part 3
Discount, discount … special price for you…
inter weather often slows
down business and crafters
struggle to sell stock. This
year, the market will be larger as
thousands of soccer-loving tourists will
buy. Shop owners want to ensure that
they always have stock in sufficient
Retailers always require a discounted
price. If a craft producer sells for R100,
the retailer will sell for R150 or more
(assuming at least a 50% mark-up on
cost). This enables the retailer to pay
for rent, shop staff, electricity etc. The
retail margin in this case, is 30% of the
retailer’s selling price.
The craft producer covers his/her cost
of R70 and makes a profit of R30.
When selling directly to customers,
the craft producer may also ask for
R150. Wise customers however, will
know that they can bargain for a lower
price. Clearly, the craft producer cannot
go below R70 and should try to get
as close to the shop’s price as
possible. That depends on how
much the retailer can discount the
The retailer cannot ask for less than
R 120. If any discount is offered, it
will probably be 10% of the selling price
(R15 less). This will still allow a small
retailer’s margin (how much do you
think this will be?).
If however, the retailer finds that the
product is in demand but people will
not pay more than R140, he or she will
probably buy from the craft producer at
a discounted price (and thereby reduce
the crafter’s profit). What do you think
the crafter could sell the product for,
especially if continuous orders are
Clever craft producer will facilitate
relationships with retailers, by
negotiating prices which enable both
to make some profit. When craft
producer sell directly to customers,
they will usually charge less but prices
Retailer’s Selling Price (R150)
Crafter’s Cost (70)
Profit (30)
World Shows
part 2
China’s advantage during the credit
crisis allows them to take the lead
hina’s place as the world’s
workshop is being cemented in
the aftermath of the global credit
crisis. They already rival Germany as
the world’s biggest exporter and are
the largest exporter of furniture and
household products into Europe.
China is vast and there are numerous
rivals to Shanghai’s manufacturing
Customers are aware that it is
possible to reduce prices by asking for
discounts. To remain competitive you
could discount when there are many
similar products on the market, when
the customer is prepared to buy many
of your products and when you are not
competing directly with the shops you
To ensure that your business survives,
make sure that the cost of your product
includes your labour time. If not you
will in effect, be discounting below your
actual costs and you will be subsidising
the customer.
Often, it is not possible to determine
material costs accurately. This is where
the craft producer’s knowledge and
experience is essential; when you have
an idea of what your costs are and
which price is acceptable to customers,
you can discount smartly without
making a loss.
Retailer’s Mark-up
Cost of Product to Retailer
should not be too far below the price
of formal shops which they supply. It
is not good practice to undercut the
competitiveness of your regular buyers.
Navine Chriatian
[email protected]
In this second in a
series of articles, Gavin
Chait, our international
correspondent and
a risk analyst at
Whythawk, walks us
through some of the
trends at shows and
exhibitions around the
powerhouse. One of the most
important is Guangzhou in
Guangdong Province. The
city and surrounds are home
to almost 10 million people as
well as the Guangzhou Free Trade
Zone. Its location on the Pearl
River Delta makes it a hub for regional
manufacturing and distribution. GDP is
some R 855 billion annually, producing
half the revenue of the whole of South
From 18 to 21 March, 33,294
visitors and 500 exhibitors from 20
countries participated in the 18th
China International Furniture Fair in
“The show is held together with
seven other home-related trade
events; a number of cross-marketing
opportunities exist to penetrate multiple
user markets. This is a good platform to
raise the profile of Pakistan’s premium
suppliers of home textiles regionally and
internationally,” explains Yasir Masood
of Ali Textiles, a Pakistan-based
China is still not for the faint-hearted.
Mega trade shows are also difficult
for smaller, unknown, manufacturers
who can be easily lost in the crush and
chaos. Despite this, China is the place
that buyers head to.
Not so for Abu Dhabi, still reeling from
the after-effects of Dubai’s property
collapse and bail-out. The Interiors
UAE exhibition in March 2009, which
includes Decorex, attracted only 3,600
people for their 100 exhibitors.
The largest block of visitors were
interior designers working in either
domestic projects or in hotels. The
2010 exhibition, which ran from 29
to 31 March, was – by all accounts
– as poorly attended. Abu Dhabi is
in a difficult spot. They have a small
local market and virtually no local
manufacturing. Their requirement is
that both exhibitors and those attending
have to fly in.
Where China’s exhibitions allow
buyers to visit manufacturers, and for
international exhibitors to soak up some
of the intense international interest, Abu
Dhabi is stranded.
The alternative is still Europe, which
is home to some of the world’s most
creative and sophisticated shows and
can attract numerous buyers who don’t
have far to travel. Europe is also (along
with the US) where the major design
trends come into focus.
The two big events for February /
March were the Ambiente Design Fair in
Frankfurt, Germany and the Stockholm
Furniture Fair in Sweden.
Ambiente saw 133,000 visitors
brave the icy temperatures to what
is the world’s biggest international
consumer-goods fair. This year saw
the organisers restructuring the layout
of an event that now attracts some
4,504 exhibitors from 93 countries.
Exhibitors are now grouped by theme,
and customer-groups are targeted,
increasing visitor numbers seeking
appropriate items.
Trends noted at Ambiente are
presented by the organisers in their
final report, but a few highlights include:
Dining-wear is seeing “designs oriented
towards natural prototypes, as well
as towards excellent craftsmanship
in terms of the products and the
material-mix used, e.g., combinations
of glass and stone or glass and wood
or stainless steel and wood.” Gifts
trends include “the 2010 World Cup ...
with miniature footballers, pot plants
in football gear and unusual collectors’
figures set to provide football fun for
fans. The latest colour trends are also
to be seen in the jewellery sector – lilac
is on the way out, blue on the way in.”
The Stockholm fair was smaller, with
39,121 visitors and 773 exhibitors, but
this is the country that gave us IKEA’s
flat-packed designer furniture.
One of the features of the fair is the
Greenhouse, where rising designers
are expected to present prototypes
never seen before. It is here where
new trends can emerge. “There was a
clear common interest in handicrafts,
old school, low tech and wood. Low
tech does give a freer expression and a
pleasant, unique feeling,” says Andreas
Engesrik, a member of the Greenhouse
jury. Matti Klenell, a fellow juror, agrees,
“This year’s Greenhouse featured a
lot of pure wood furniture, some 80s
graphics and post-modern mixes.
For exhibitors and designers, the
approach is to look to developed
markets, like Europe, to exhibit new
ideas and spot emerging trends, while
looking to emerging markets, like
China, to meet buyers of established
and mature products.
Ambiente: 12 to 16 February
2010 [11 to 15 February 2011],
Frankfurt, Germany - http://www.
Stockholm Furniture Fair: 9 to 13
February 2010 [8 to 12 February 2011],
Stockholm, Sweden - http://www.
China International Furniture Fair: 18
to 21 March 2010 [3 to 6 September
2010], Guangzhou, China - http://ciff.
Interiors UAE: 29 to 31 March 2010
[8 to 10 March 2011], Abu Dhabi,
And the rather awesome online report
for the Stockholm Furniture Fair http://
All about
part 3
Pinching and Coiling Clay
o, not stealing! Pinching clay is
a term used to describe the way
we squeeze clay into forms that
cannot be made on the wheel - which
are obviously always round. One of
the wonderful things about our hands
is that our thumbs know exactly how
far away the rest of our fingers are –
scientists call this an opposable thumb
- so when it comes to squeezing clay,
we are naturally good at it. Give it a try.
Pot by Ian Garett.
If you take a small round lump of clay in
your hands, you can press your thumbs
right into the middle, and then rotate
the lump, squeezing gently all the time,
and you will soon have a neat �pinch
pot’ and you will be pleased with it. Of
course, there is no end of things that
you can make out of clay using this
method, but they will probably be quite
If you start off a pinch pot, but want it
to get much bigger, you can add to it by
making coils. You can roll out clay into a
sausage of useful length, and then add
it to the rim of your pinch pot, making it
taller – and you can repeat this until you
get a very big pot. The clay needs to
be stiff enough to stand and you may
have to wait a bit before adding many
coils. It must also be wet enough to
join properly when you add the coil –
and you certainly must take extra care
with this join, making sure that no air
gets trapped, and that it sticks well.
The most familiar pots that are made
this way are traditional Zulu beer
pots, which can be very big, and very
beautiful, and the exceptionally well
made pots by Ian Garett. A part of
this is to do with the way that they are
finished off. The rough marks of the
coil joining process are smoothed over
just before the pot gets dry, and a very
smooth stone or the back of a spoon
is patiently rubbed on the surface of
the pot – we call this burnishing – and
when you get good at it, you can make
a very shiny surface to the clay. This
helps to �close’ the pores of the clay,
and make it a little more watertight
when it is fired.
I recently attended
the African Ceramics
Conference at
the University of
Natal, where I was
demonstrating how
I throw clay on the
wheel. Among the
many other potters
there, was a member
of the Magwaza
family – Natal potters
of great coiling skill.
She, it turned out,
had never seen a
pot thrown on the
wheel, even though
she had been a potter
all her life, in a family
of potters. After a
Potter David
pinching and
coiling in the
third article of
this series.
while of watching me make tea pots,
bowls and jugs, she announced to the
group that she had sorted out what I
was up to. She had decided that I was
a fraud, and that inside the machinery
of the potters wheel that I was using,
was concealed a whole lot of pots, and
all that I was doing was slowly pulling
them out, one by one! She had me
sussed, bless her.
David Walters, Franschhoek
[email protected] |
Pot by Magwaza family.
Enter packaging in the Pentawards
Pentawards, the first worldwide competition online dedicated
exclusively to packaging design, is now open for entries.
Registration can be done online until 21 May 2010. The
awards are aimed at all packaging, or lines of packaging,
created or placed on the market since 1 January 2009,
anywhere in the world. For more information, go to www.
Stool design competition
Habari announces the start of the Stool Design Competition
2010. The exhibition “Take a Seat - Make a Seat” in
cooperation with VITRA Austria (October 2009) showed
the close connection between African and Western design,
especially in the area of stools. Be it Charles & Ray Eames
with their “Rockefeller Stool”’, Jasper Morrison with his “Cork
Family” or Frank O´Gehry with his “Wiggle Stool”, all have
been inspired by traditional African stools. The stool is an
intelligent, often multifunctional piece of furniture, so develop
your own design inspired by the multitude of African forms.
Deadline for participation is 20 August 2010. For more
information or email [email protected] for
the application form and documents.
market opportunities
Crafty business nets top turnovers
Shoppers browsing the CCDI’s Handmade [Cape] stand.
raft sales are cooking – we’ve
been doing our numbers and
they show that craft producers
have been racking up some great sales
at the trade and consumer shows we
Some 23 craft producers made
R76 000 in sales at the Design Indaba
Expo in February, where the CCDI had
prime space. And six craft producers
took orders worth over R194 600 at
the business-to-business SARCDA
International trade show, held at
Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg in
March. The CCDI also won an award
and trophy at SARCDA for its design
The CCDI also took part for the first
time at the Decorex Durban consumer
show in March. The 21 participants
notched up total sales of over R55 300
for items selling for as little as R25, to a
wooden recliner worth R17 500. They
also snapped up an award for stand
Some 75 Western Cape craft producers
took part in the soccer-themed trade
show at the CCDI headquarters
in March. The Handmade [Cape]
Wholesale division has processed
R24 878 worth of quotations directly
linked to the show, and to date
R18 552 has been converted into
orders. Additional orders went directly
to producers – currently standing at over
R50,000 – as a direct referral from the
A CCDI gift shop at the CTICC during
the International Congress of Actuaries
netted over R47167 for 34 craft
producers. Delegates snapped up
products like jewellery, handbags and
children’s toys to take back for their
families. And the CCDI stand at the
popular Cape Town International Jazz
Festival in April attracted over R39 900 in
sales of fashion and lifestyle accessories
and music- and soccer-themed
Jo-lene Sathorar, CCDI market access
manager: local and national markets,
said: “It has been a whirlwind couple
of months and we are delighted
with the response. There is also far
more appreciation of the beauty and
uniqueness of the handmade.”
If you’d like to be part of this success
story, there’s still plenty of opportunity
this year as the CCDI will be taking
part in more shows. These will include
fashion items at The Show at the
Roodebloem Studios from 11-12 May;
the Homemakers Expo (2-5 September)
at the CTICC; the Outdoor Expo at Bien
Donne in Franschhoek (8-10 October);
and the Baby Expo at the CTICC (29-31
October). Contact: [email protected] | 021 461 1488.
Katie Thompson of REcreate
came 2nd in the Home
Tweet Home competition
with this innovative birdhouse
Margie Ford of Mosaics
Etc on the CCDI’s
stand at the recent
Decorex Cape.
Joe Mapfuno of JoJo
Wires took his own
stand at Decorex Cape
Charlene Solomon of
Rustic Frames on the
CCDI’s stand at the recent
Decorex Cape.
Nuno notches up
orders at SARCDA
Nuno, which specialises in
handcrafted wool and felt fashion
and dГ©cor accessories, was one
of six craft producers selected by
the CCDI to take part in SARCDA,
the business to business trade
show held in Johannesburg during
March. Sue Kingma, the owner,
gives the inside track on what it’s
like to take part in a trade show
with the support of the CCDI:
Sue says the stand was
“amazing”, with space well
allocated to each of the six craft
producers – in fact the stand
was awarded a trophy for the
best design stand. The first major
difference she found (compared
to when she’d shown elsewhere
on her own) was having a stylist
available to display her large range
of products optimally.
“It’s a challenge to make me
minimalist,” she laughs, but she
was impressed at how the stylist
examined her product range
with a fresh eye and displayed
it beautifully. For example, a few
items (a felt cabbage, artichoke and
pumpkin) that had not sold at the
Design Indaba Expo were arranged
on a separate old style French
table, with earthenware pots and
a bell jar. They looked so beautiful
that orders soon came in.
On the first trading day “a tidal
wave of customers” flooded into
the hall. Sue met about half of her
customers on that first morning,
and the rest that afternoon and
over the next three days. She
was exhausted after standing by
herself for four days juggling orders
and deposit-taking, but by the
end of the show she had notched
up orders from as far afield as
Gauteng, Mpumulanga, Durban
and Port Elizabeth. Some retailers
who had not bought from her for
two to three years also decided to
place orders again.
“We had already established a
base of shops here in the Western
Cape through contacts, magazines
and Design Indaba. But now
our customer base is spreading
through South Africa, and it’s such
a nice feeling.”
From Pierneef to Gugulective
Ceramics in Franschhoek
The Iziko South African National Gallery has dedicated
its full gallery space to an exhibition celebrating 100
years of South African art, entitled”1910-2010: From
Pierneef to Gugulective.”
The weekend
of 14-16
May not only
features the
but also an
of the work
of Andrew
Walford, the
subject of a
new book “A
Potter’s Tale
in Africa,” to
be launched at the festival. Franschhoek-based ceramicist
David Walters and his daughter Sarah will also hold a
small exhibition of their reduction fired ceramics alongside
Andrew’s exhibition.
The exhibition “provides insight into the soul of our
nation, spanning the length and breadth of this
country, from the hilltops near the Union Buildings to
the townships of Cape Town.” Be inspired by modern
gems and rare treasures by Gerard Sekoto, Irma Stern,
George Pemba, Maggie Laubser, Gerard Bhengu,
Durant Sihlali, Dumile Feni and Jane Alexander. There
are also ceramics from Rorke’s Drift and photographs
from Drum magazine. The exhibition was curated by
Raison Naidoo.
“This is one of the very few arts and crafts where you cannot
actually see what you are doing,” says Andrew, who has
often described himself as an African Zen potter, saying that
Zulu and Zen go together - citing a Zulu milk pail as being
minimalist and describing Zulu spoons and mats and their
decoration as being akin to Zen brush strokes.
See for the programme and how to book for
these fantastic events.
Spier Contemporary
UK Crafts Council launches
The UK Crafts Council’s new CraftCube programme offers
a new way to see and learn about contemporary craft by
offering visitors a virtual experience of makers’ studios and
the chance to interact with craft objects. CraftCubes move
away from the traditional exhibition format and offer a walkin, immersive experience. On entering the free-standing,
three metre squared cube, visitors can see craft in the form
of real objects and films, hear about craft in the form of
maker interviews, and in some instances interact with craft
with certain pieces on open display.
CraftCubes are portable experience spaces that can be
hired for just two weeks and so they can provide a unique
cultural addition to a variety of institutions ranging from
galleries, universities and public libraries to corporate
environments and festivals.
CraftCube will increase access to contemporary craft and
present new and exciting work in thought-provoking and
dynamic ways.
This novel exhibition
of 132 artworks from
101 artists is on show
every day at the City
Hall until 14 May. Take
a look at the largest
biennale exhibition in South Africa, then chill at the cafГ©
and check out the handmade objects for sale.
around this city
Cape Town to get big wheel
Cape Town will soon be home to its own giant wheel, much like
the London Eye. It will soon be erected at the V&A Waterfront
and will sport a 50 m diameter wheel with 36 enclosed airconditioned capsules holding eight people each.
The wheel will run daily from 10h00 until 10h00 and will light
up the evening sky with two million LED lights. Rides will cost
about R70 with various pricing packages for families and private
cabins. Two of the 36 cabins will be wheelchair accessible and
each trip will last 15-20 minutes. The wheel is expected to start
functioning as early as June.
going green
Stocking up from the sea
Capetonians could be
drinking desalinated
seawater in four
years’ time when
our growing demand
for water will have
exhausted current
supplies. And because
desalination is
expensive, the cost of
Cape Town’s water will
increase. Water and Environment Affairs Minister Buyelwa
Sonjica has said her department is “forging ahead with
unconventional supplies” of water.
“My view is that desalination must be seen as one of the
sources for water supply... We have a coastline of 3 000km.
We don’t have enough water and we are facing climate
change. So in future this is a technology South Africa will
need,” Sonjica said.
Keep your car
Something that is often overlooked when working out
your carbon footprint is what we call the embodied energy
of something. That is the energy that actually goes into
making (in this case) a car. As long as you start off with
something reasonably efficient and you’ve kept it in good
nick, a car’s overall environmental impact decreases over
time. And if you’ve taken the savings on repayments and
new car insurance and stuck that money in your bond, the
financial savings are huge. It’s like getting paid a second
salary to be a bit greener.
Source: Going green: 365 ways to change our world by
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The 4th floor welcomes new staff
members The staff of the CCDI has
grown with the appointment of three new
staff members on the fourth floor. The newly
appointed staff are Ashanti Zwedala, David
van Staden and Ridhaa Rinquest.
Clearly �Made in the Cape’
Two weddings and on the beach too.
Ceramicist Noel Yardley with his new wife,
Kim; and textile artist, Susie Helme, with
her new husband, Dave – take time to
appreciate Susie’s bouquet; a mark of true
dedication to the crafting cause.
Ashanti is the new Creativity Design and
Innovation programme
receptionist and
assistant. She is
no stranger to the
CCDI, having worked
part-time as a general
assistant in the FabLab
during the past year.
Ashanti is the contact point for all activities
on the fourth floor, including the FabLab
and Web Resource facilities. She has a
background in design and photography.
Trinity Design is offering quality products
and services at lower costs. A one to four
page website costs R1650, while a 10-15
page website is R3500. This excludes
hosting and domains. Terms and conditions
apply. Contact: |
[email protected]
Indoor Traders Market in Epping
This new market sells a wide variety of
goods including beautiful handcrafts,
clothes and jewellery. Take a look at 131
Bofor Circle, Epping Industria 2, Epping,
opposite the Total Garage near Grandwest
Take time for a smile
Having a bad day and need to put a smile
on your dial? Here are some puns we would
like to share with you.
Those familiar with the FabLab will no
doubt recognise David,
who was previously
employed as a parttime FabLab Assistant
while he worked as
a freelance graphic
designer. David is one
of two new FabLab
interns. He has a background in fine arts
and specialised in New Media.
Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN
down under.
He often broke into song because he
couldn’t find the key.
Every calendar’s days are numbered.
A lot of money is tainted. It taint yours and it
taint mine.
Ridhaa also joins the CCDI as a part-time
FabLab Intern and
will be involved in the
FabLab workshops
and projects. Ridhaa
has a background in
graphic design and
has just finished his studies at CPUT.
One small seed
Shared studio space
Money matters - PayPal opens up
international payments
One Roof studio
offers individual
space for artists
of all disciplines,
within an open plan shared environment, at
the trendy Biscuit Mill. There is also a kiln
(firing cost applies) and space for teaching.
A space costs R950 per month. Contracts
are flexible, and the owners encourage
taking a one month trial period before
committing. Teaching at the studio costs
R200 per session (the sessions are broadly
9am-12, 2-5pm and 6-9pm). Session
times can be flexible, and if you want a
longer session, additional hours are R50.
Contact: on 072
721 6446.
Web Design
A lively webite to visit: one small seed is
the ultimate reference to South African pop
culture. It is a stylish publication aimed at
urban men and women aged 23-39 years;
it is however largely designed to appeal to
a certain mindset, rather than a specific
demographic. See
In a boost for local craft producers who are
exporting, a new partnership between First
National Bank and PayPal allows South
Africans to sell to PayPal’s global customer
base and move the proceeds to their
qualifying FNB accounts - without having to
share their personal or financial information
online. The service also allows customers
to top up and withdraw funds to their
qualifying FNB accounts from their PayPal
accounts. Qualifying FNB account holders
need only open a PayPal account and link
it to their FNB account in order to receive
PayPal payments in 21 different currencies.
FNB will convert the currency to rands when
the money is transferred into their accounts.
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
He had a photographic memory that was
never developed.
The short fortune teller who escaped from
prison was a small medium at large.
Those who get too big for their britches will
be exposed in the end.
Once you’ve seen one shopping centre
you’ve seen a mall.
Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in
When an actress saw her first strands of
grey hair she thought she’d dye.
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to
know basis.
Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.
Acupuncture is a jab well done.
Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer
the agony of defeat.
The CCDI has changed its telephone, fax and postbox numbers. Take note and keep in touch!
CCDI new post box address: P O Box 3225, Cape Town, 8000
New phone
New fax numbers
2nd floor: 021 461 1228
with choice options for
the different departments3rd floor: 021 461 2178
4th floor: 021 461 3544
021 461 1488
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