Industry 4.0 Report and Launch
With the constant and sometimes disruptive nature of rapid technological changes, the CCTC has embarked on a research project to establish the implications of Industry 4.0 on the clothing industry in South Africa. Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), has the potential to change the landscape of the clothing industry globally. It is therefore important to assess how such changes will impact clothing value chains in South Africa. The project will culminate in a workshop where findings of the research project will be shared with cluster members. Key focus areas of the research project are product development and manufacturing processes.
CTFL Sector Research Project
The City of Cape Town has commissioned the Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster (CCTC), facilitated by B&M Analysts, to conduct a research project on the city’s Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) industry. The project, through primary and secondary research, will assess the economic contribution, historical growth rates, skills development profile and key stakeholder perspectives of the Cape Town CTFL industry. Through this, the project aims to support the city’s intent to proactively follow on from the national industry Masterplan and customise its sector support according to the particular challenges and opportunities facing firms located in Cape Town. This project will culminate in a workshop where findings of the research project will be shared with cluster members.