Woolworths Holdings Limited is one of the largest retailers in the country, employing over 18 000 people in South Africa alone. Founded in 1931, Woolworths offers their customers quality products throughout Africa as well as the Middle East.

The Foschini Group

The Foschini Group employs over 22 000 individuals who serve a customer base of over 8 million people. With 22 different clothing brands, The Foschini Group is one of the main players in the South Africa clothing industry.


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is focused on creating a dynamic industrial and globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, and decent employment and equity.


The IDC makes an impact across the country, helping develop new business, growing existing companies, boosting local economies and providing expertise wherever needed.

Western Cape Provincial Government

The Western Cape government has helped foster development in the provincial textile and clothing industry over the past decade and are committed to help promote employment growth in the sector.

B&M Analysts

Facilitation services are provided by Benchmarking & Manufacturing Analysts SA (Pty) Ltd (B&M Analysts), an organisation that provides specialised services to enhance sustainable industry development.