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Category: Arts and Culture

The Design Ecosystem of the Western Cape

26 June 2017

In May, CC&DW presented the key findings of our baseline study for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, on the design ecosystem of the Western Cape, at the CCDI here in Cape Town. What is it about? Design thinking, which is often misunderstood, is not adopting a vague and […]

Design Thinking: More than just the colour and shape of your TV couch

13 January 2017

On Wednesday the 11th of January, we hosted a Design Thinking workshop in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI). The workshop served as an introduction and awareness initiative for a study commissioned to CC&DW by the […]

A peek into the Guga S’Thebe Arts and Culture Centre

4 November 2014

Recently, interns from our if i could… internship programme visited two of the most beautiful Townships in Cape Town; Langa and Khayelitsha. Once in Langa, they were welcomed to the Guga S’Thebe Arts and Culture centre; a space for exhibitions, exploration and new start for the youth. “Guga S’thebeKudala Usophulela” […]

India’s Ganesh Chathurthi Festival

30 August 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins this year on August 29, is celebrated as the birthday of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshiped for his wisdom, ability to remove obstacles and bring good fortune. It is believed that during this spectacular festival, Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on […]

National Women’s Day

9 August 2014

Today we celebrate National Women’s Day in South Africa, where women are recognised for their contribution in society, the workplace and at home. Many businesses offer mani/pedi specials and spa days, while in the home some husbands are washing dishes and cooking dinner tonight. Today we honor the four women […]

Education was my Saving Grace: Interview with Author Maria Phalime

8 July 2014

After several years of practising medicine, Soweto-born  Maria Phalime reached a realisation that it was time for her to put her career as a doctor behind her (she quit). Today, Maria is an acclaimed award-winning author of a non-fiction memoir, Postmortem: The Doctor Who Walked Away, based in Cape Town. […]

Chasing Misery: Women in Humanitarian Work

24 April 2014 Chasing Misery

When Kelsey Hoppe, the head of Chasing Misery’s editorial team is asked to describe humanitarian aid and why she decided to produce Chasing Misery, a new anthology, which collects the stories and experiences of women working in humanitarian aid she laughs and says, “It’s complicated. Both humanitarian aid and why […]

Expression of Interest: Consultants Database

3 April 2014

We are currently updating our Consultant Database and are looking for senior consultants with experience in a number of areas. Please see the below Expression of Interest: Consultants Database for more information.   Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) is a well-established consultancy providing a range of targeted services to […]

WDC 2014: CTCA Young Creatives Awards

12 March 2014 CTCA Young Creatives Awards 2013 winner, Carla Kleinsmit

In the past, South Africa’s creative education and artistic career prospects have been mainly accessible to people of privilege. The majority of citizens blame the government, while others blame the ‘lack of ambition’ demonstrated by youth. But, rather than look to the past we pose questions for today and tomorrow: […]

What is Development?

6 March 2014 Tshabo, © Maureen Sill

  “Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” – Kofi Annan The term development presupposes that something is changing, evolving or progressing in order to be realised in a more effective and often, ethical […]