CCTC in the news

The CCTC CIP | 2019

Update on the CCTC Competitiveness Improvement Programme

The CCTC seeks to generate a positive impact on the local CTFL sector through clustering programmes supporting the development of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) capabilities, optimised supply chains and advanced Quick Response capabilities.

Additionally, the cluster runs the dti-funded/IDC administered CCTC Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CCTC CIP) which is an optional 3-year intensive capacity-building programme. The current 3- year iteration of the CCTC CIP, with 12 participating firms, began in 2017 and is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2019.

The CCTC is in the process of applying for dti/IDC funding for another 3-year CIP and firms interested in participating are encouraged to contact us at

Sector focus: clothing and textiles

The Great Textile Turnaround | October 2017

How has the clothing and textile industry survived the tough economic conditions? “The great textile turnaround”, a feature article by Fatima Hamdulay, highlights some of the critical public-private partnerships established and key interventions implemented to turn things around. Our Western Cape clothing and textile team are very proud of the initiatives undertaken through the CCTC since 2005, and exceptionally proud to have supported the management team at K-Way on its lean journey. 

Sector focus: clothing and textiles

City of Cape Town EPIC | Q1 2016

Clothing and textiles is Cape Town’s strongest manufacturing comparative advantage industry by some margin, and is repositioning itself to take advantage of global trends like fast fashion that favours the speed at which goods can be brought to market over cheap goods.