Statement by the Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities Alderman James Vos


SMMEs can apply now

The City of Cape Town in partnership with the Craft and Design Institute (CDI) has launched the Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator project, which is focused on creating employment opportunities for youth and women in the clothing and textile industry in Cape Town over the next three years. We are recruiting 40 to 60 SMMEs to participate in the project and the goal is to train 200 machinists for the sector.

SMMEs will be able to create a job profile to suit their individual business needs and recruit participants with little cost to the business.

Apply now, or share with your business’s networks. Applications close 15 January 2021.

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The CDI is a City of Cape Town supported special purpose vehicle and receives funding from the Enterprise and Investment Department.

The City supported Strategic Business Partners including CDI must actively seek out opportunities to grow our economy by developing viable enterprises and the right types of skills that lead to job creation.

This Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator project – a first of its kind for a municipality – will offer training and give workplace experience to thousands of young people in strategic sectors such as Business Process Outsourcing and Clothing and Textile. We designed this programme especially to ensure skills pipelines for high growth sectors that will drive demand and make business sense.

Where there is a will, there is a way to make progress and growth possible. The City is committed to creating the right conditions to boost local manufacturing, and together, we will continue to make it easier to do business, to grow our economy and create more jobs post COVID-19.

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