Upcoming activities

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.

2019 CCTC Best Practice Study Tour

2nd Half of 2019

One of the CCTC’s key strategic objectives is to advance its members’ understanding of how digital technology can be applied to the local apparel industry and used to support the implementation of Lean management systems. This was the theme of last year’s CCTC Best Practice Tour to KZN held on October 2-3. The 2018 tour provided an excellent opportunity to learn from some exceptional firms in both the automotive and clothing sectors. It comprised three firm visits over two days, including a mix of workshops, presentations and factory walkthroughs.

The 2019 tour will once again provide participating firms with cross-industry exposure and accelerated learning on a specific chosen theme highly relevant to the South African CTFL manufacturing sector.

Further details to follow.

TVET Sewing Operator Training Programme 2019

April 2019 – December 2019

The CCTC would like to extend an invitation to interested members to partner with the Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (TVET) college in Maitland on their sewing operator training programme.