Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Category: Arts and Culture

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 […]

Lalela Project: if i could… Host Organisation

14 February 2014 Lalela – Robin Rhode collaboration at Cape Town’s Michael Stevenson gallery, © Federica Angelucci/Michael Stevenson gallery

Lalela Project is an arts non-profit organisation based in Hout Bay – a coastal suburb known as “the valley of the Atlantic seaboard” of the Cape Peninsula. Lalela, which means to “listen” in Zulu, was founded by Andrea Kerzner when she was inspired by the many organisations that work tirelessly […]

Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference

10 February 2014 Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference

Cape Town Gets Ready for the Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference & Unity Jam 2014  “Pioneering and growing the African music industry” Following the huge success of 2013’s inaugural event, the second Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference will catapult the nation’s music into the spotlight in February 2014. This year’s […]

Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014

27 January 2014 World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

“Design is all around you, everything man-made has been designed, whether consciously or not.” – George Cox   Since the appointment of the fourth biennial World Design Capital (WDC) in 2011, Cape Town is this year the first African city designated with this prestigious award. Cape Town is South Africa’s […]

Happy Holidays from CC&DW

20 December 2013 CC&DW Team Photo, December 2013

Happy Holidays! As the Creative Consulting & Development Works office prepares to close for the holidays from 21 December to 6 January, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and collaboration in 2013, the anniversary of our 10th year in service of South Africa’s […]

Tata Mandela

6 December 2013 Nelson Mandela, 92nd birthday official photo

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 We wish to express our deep sadness for the passing of Tata Mandela, and our heartfelt condolences to Nelson Mandela’s family, both immediate and across the country as a people. As a person of unwavering integrity in the face of […]

Celebrating Heritage Day

24 September 2013 Maureen Sill

September 24th was previously celebrated only in Kwa-Zulu Natal as Shaka Day, in commemoration of the legendary Zulu King Shaka, who was important in uniting the Zulu clans into a cohesive nation. Today September 24th is celebrated nationally as one of South Africa’s 12 public holidays, Heritage Day. Interestingly, Heritage […]

Success Story: Inyanda Youth Network

29 August 2013

The Inyanda project aims to ensure that education opportunities they provide coincide with required skills and knowledge in the business sectors. To date, more than 50,000 youth have benefitted from Inyanda Youth Network and partner stakeholder interventions across the sport, arts and culture sectors. To celebrate this accomplishment, the Inyanda […]

Switching on of the lights in Adderley Street marks the start of the Festive Season

3 December 2012

With December now upon us, people from all across the city are beginning to gear up for the Festive Season. The switching on of the Christmas lights in Adderley Street at the beginning of December has for years served as an unofficial start to the end of the year holidays. […]

AREPP: Theatre for Life receives prestigious STARS Impact Award

28 March 2012

The African Research and Educational Puppetry Programme Trust (AREPP): Theatre for Life recently won the international Stars Impact Award for their generous contributions to education in Africa and the Middle East. The organisation that currently engages over 120,000 youths between the ages of five and 18 years old, underwent a […]