Creative Consulting & Development Works

We are a research, evaluation and communications consultancy, servicing nonprofits, governments and donors with innovative solutions within the development context.

Portfolio: Communications

We offer a wide range of professional communications services that help to showcase best practice and enhance our clients’ services and organisational effectiveness. Our skilled team creatively conceptualises and implements strategic communications, raising the profiles of our clients and benefiting stakeholders through comprehensive Behaviour Change Communication, Development and Advocacy Campaigns.

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Client: Western Cape Government: Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Project: Red Tape Challenge 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 editions

Sector: Economic Development, red tape reduction, Service provided: project management, marketing and communications Project Outline: The Western Cape government has adopted the reduction of red tape as a critical component to accelerating economic growth and job creation. One of the Department’s initiatives is the Red Tape Challenge Competition aims to […]

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“Our department is proud of the current site and believe that Creative Consulting & Development Works is highly recommendable.  It was a privilege to work with Creative Consulting & Development Works.”

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Evaluation of Museums of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Client: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Project duration: March – May 2010

The Sub-Directorate: Museum Service of DCAS provides professional and technical assistance to 28 affiliated museums in the Western Cape. Project Name:   Evaluation of Museums of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Client: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Project Duration: March – May 2010 Sector:  Tourism, Government Service provided: […]

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Nelson Mandela memorial service in Cape Town, 6 December 2013, © Jenn Warren

Research & Development of a Communications Strategic Framework for the South African Legislative Sector

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The South African Legislative Sector (SALS) has a constitutional mandate to develop and oversee the effective implementation of policies and laws that promote democracy and human rights. In practice, this has meant that increasingly government institutions have focused on strengthening the core functions by developing strong oversight and public participation […]

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Strategic Review Research Workshop

Client: The Department of Transport and Public Works
Project duration: March 2010- 21 April 2010

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), Provincial Government of the Western Cape commissioned CC&DW to conduct research to analyse case studies of best practice EPWPs locally and internationally. Project Name:   Strategic Review Workshop Client:  The Department of Transport and Public Works Project Duration: […]

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Policy Project HIV/AIDS Toolkit

Client: Policy Project
Project duration: August 2003 – June 2006

In September 2003, Creative Consulting & Development Works was contracted by the Policy Project to coordinate and manage the design and production of the HIV and AIDS Toolkit, To the Other Side of the Mountain. This five-part Communications for Development (C4D) toolkit consisting of six books explores topics aimed at […]

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Editing and production of TAU toolkits

Client: Technical Assistance Unit, National Treasury
Project duration: May – October 2009

In order for a body like the Technical Assistance Unit (TAU) of National Treasury to function effectively, its staff and consultants have to have a sound knowledge of the workings of the unit. That is why TAU contracted Creative Consulting & Development Works in 2009 to assist with the production […]

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CAGE Website Analysis

Client: Conflict and Governance Facility (CAGE)
Project duration: February 2007

How does an organisation ensure that it is communicating effectively to its target audience? An assessment and analysis of an organisation’s online web presence can ensure that the organisation remains effective and that it enhances its credibility and user reach. Creative Consulting & Development Works recognises the fact that a […]

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Case Study Report and Video on Impact of TAU Support

Client: Technical Assistance Unit, National Treasury
Project duration: February 2009-May 2009

A case study report is a creative way of collecting, analysing and presenting data, and so is an audio-visual video clip. Both can look at a particular subject area in depth and help the reader or viewer to understand it better. That is why the Technical Assistance Unit (TAU), a […]

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Communications support to NADCAO

Client: National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices
Project duration: September 2009

The community advice office sector in South Africa has experienced several difficult years.  A formal structure, proper communication among the 230 advice offices, and recognition and support of their important function of providing access to justice for the poor, was lacking. However, the National Alliance for the Development of Community […]

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Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Website Revamp

Client: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
Project duration: March – November 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) delivers many useful services to the people of the Western Cape in the areas of arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation. However, its website had to be updated to reflect this. Creative Consulting & Development Works did a thorough analysis of the […]

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Festive Lights

Client: City of Cape Town
Project duration: 2007 – 2009

Every year, Cape Town hosts the annual switching on of the Adderley Street Festive Lights. This event brings people from all over Cape Town and beyond together for fun and celebration. This project is an exciting challenge for the Creative Consulting & Development Works communications team. Artists who have undertaken […]

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Legislative Directory

Client: Legislative Support Programme
Project duration: November 2004 – June 2005

The Legislatures Support Programme (LSP), a partnership programme between the European Union and the Speakers’ Forum of South Africa, commissioned Creative Consulting & Development Works to research, compile and produce the Legislative Directory: A guide to strengthening democracy and good governance within South Africa’s legislative sector. The Legislative Directory is […]

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Note-taking for Clinical Affairs Annual Meeting

Client: International Partnership for Microbicides
Project duration: September - October 2008

International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is an international non-profit product development partnership of stakeholders with one common interest – to develop safe effective microbicides to prevent HIV infection in women. In September 2008, Creative Consulting & Development Works was contracted by IPM to carry out the note-taking on behalf of […]

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Parliamentary Promotional Items

Client: Parliament
Project duration: 2003 – 2005

Creative Consulting & Development Works has had a long-standing relationship with Parliament. In the years following its inception, Creative Consulting & Development Works has been contracted by Parliament to provide promotional products for the various conferences and events hosted by them. One such conference was the United Nations (UN) Energy Conference […]

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PGWC 2010 Project Official Website

Client: Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC)
Project duration: June 2008 – June 2009

The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is a celebration of what South Africa and the African continent can achieve through the power of soccer. It is not only an opportunity for South Africa to celebrate what it has to offer in terms of its rich diversity; it is also a chance […]

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Social Dialogue Series on Racism, Diversity and Integration

Client: City of Cape Town
Project duration: November 2005 – January 2006

Cape Town is a unique city by virtue of its richness of cultures. Cape Town’s historical legacy is such that the it is a melting pot of communities from different parts of the world, including Europe, Madagascar, India, North Africa and West Africa, as well as communities from what is […]

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Trauma Centre Support

Client: Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
Project duration: August 2003 – March 2005

In August 2003, Creative Consulting & Development Works was approached by the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture to provide technical and consultancy support to the then Executive Director of the organisation. The Trauma Centre had an urgent need for consultancy services in the form of fundraising and […]

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City of Cape Town Donor Directory

Client: City of Cape Town – Economic Development and Tourism
Project duration: 2003/4 & 2006/7

In 2003, and 2006, the City of Cape Town approached Creative Consulting & Development Works to research, compile and publish a donor directory for the Western Cape’s non-profit sector, given our knowledge of the donor environment.

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