We would like to hear your Views & Opinions

It is vital that we hear your needs so that we can be shaping our services to suite the Furniture Manufacturing Industry.

With 2009 now behind us and preparations under way to close the book on Financial year 2009 and start afresh this is a call to please participate and give your input as Western Cape Furniture Manufacturers. We are starting our planning sessions and it is basically your chance to put forward ideas and requests around the following issues.



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Programme 1: Industry Development Programme

Programme 1.1: Operational
Building and enhancing institutional, administrative and financial management capacity of the WCFI and compliance with legislation.

Programme 1.2 : Sector Promotions
Communications, Networking and Partnerships: Ensure continuous dissemination of information to the various stakeholders in the sector.

Programme 2: Business Development Programme
In order to operate an effective furniture manufacturing company, there are several areas that all firms need to focus on. These can be considered prerequisites to any firm, and also for it to develop to an advanced level of manufacturing.

Programme 3: Market Access Development Programme
It is acknowledged that there needs to be an increased focus on market access development in the furniture industry. This needs to include a focus on the traditional SA furniture retail market, as well as additional markets such as tourism and the public sector, as well as exports, including into Africa.

Furniture Competition ENTER NOW!

Our furniture design competition, in its 5th year, has evolved from a Western Cape Initiative to a National Competition under the new brand name "JigSaw". As the name suggests, it denotes the working together and synchronization of cross cultural design talents in SA with the aim to nurture and promote South African design talents and match them with the right manufacturers and target market, in order to invigorate the local furniture industry.


  • Entries open: 16 April 2012
  • Entries close: 12 October 2012
  • Finalists announced: 1 November 2012
  • Finalists to manufacture designs 15 February 2013
  • Finalists' furniture will be displayed at the Design Indaba Expo 2013
  • Winners will be announced on the last day of the Design Indaba Expo 2013
  • Please visit our website for more information on the competition: Please click here

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