Siyaka Community Support Centre started in June 1998 due to extensive research that was conducted in the disadvantaged communities. They realised that with a little help and direction, a lot of these people have the ability to create their own income. Bearing in mind that the general level of education is low; they determined that these people needed some sort of practical skill to help them become productive members of society. In 2001 they identified a gap in the craft market and so started a new manufacturing section known as Siyaka Crafts. They manufacture beaded pipes, sticks, beaded African cultural garments and traditional mbhaco. They were very instrumental in the manufacturing of the Indo-Xhosa range, a new concept that entails African designs made with Indian material. The range was launched at the Grahamstown Arts Festival in 2003.
Not For Profit, Social Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:
Location (Town, City, District or Region)
East London, Eastern Cape
Postal Address (Main Contact)
Physical Address: Third Floor Norwich House, 80 Oxford Street, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa