Introduction to CCTC

The Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster (hereafter the CCTC) was launched in 2005 in response to the considerable pressure the industry was facing as a result of trade liberalization and increased global competition. The aim of the cluster is to assist clothing and textile firms to bolster their competitiveness.

The Cluster operates as a  Not-for-profit Company (NPC), governed by an executive committee and numerous Technical Steering Committees (TSCs).  The service provider of the cluster is Benchmarking and Manufacturing Analysts (BMA), who are responsible for the management and facilitation of the cluster. BMA is also the service provider to the CCTCs sister cluster, the KwaZulu-Natal Clothing and Textile Cluster (KZN CTC). The activities of these clusters are synergised and therefore enable a national development strategy to be executed for enhanced competitiveness of the clothing and textile industry in South Africa. With support from five of South Africa's largest retailers, the Cluster has been able to establish and entrench programmes designed to assist local firms development by accumulating economies of scale through group activities and shared resources.

The benefits of clustering include:

  • The generation of a critical mass of resources
  • Shared learning
  • The rapid diffusion of ideas
  • Collective action and risk sharing
  • Reduced costs
  • Enhanced ability to compete on a global platform


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 6 September, 2016
Benchmarks performed by the CCTC are aligned with National government (dti) and IDC policies, according to the province’s own CTFL strategy, and founded upon clustering...
Tuesday, 20 September, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the CCTC will be hosting the hugely popular KZN Best Practice Study Tour. This study tour will take place at leading manufacturers from...

Recent Events

Thursday, 28 July, 2016

The CCTC hosted WCM Workshop 3 at International Trimmings and Labels. The objective of the training session was to familiarise participants with problem-solving techniques...

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

WCM Workshop 2 was hosted at Prestige Maitland. This workshop was a day long session aimed at enabling attendees to fully benefit from the training material being exposed...

Monday, 20 June, 2016

The CCTC hosted the WCM Workshop 1 at K-Way manufacturers. The session copmprised of two parts 1) overview of World Class Manufacturing 2) K-Way factory tour. The first...

Saturday, 1 March, 2014

The Cluster's second SME programme has recently run to completion, helping yet another group of four SME's to improve their operational efficiency and establish a solid...


Industry News

Thursday, 12 November, 2015

Falke South Africa recently hosted a high-profile delegation led by the German Chamber of Commerce. The group, from Lower Saxony, consisted of members of parliament, leading business delegates as well as...

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015

Spree, the South African online fashion retailer, has picked Maps Maponyane to work with them on their Spring/Summer 2015 range, from being a model in the recent summer campaign and TV ad to curating for the...

Monday, 19 October, 2015

Foschini wants everyone to #ThinkPink this month in aid of breast cancer awareness, by inviting people to wear the change they want to see in the world by partnering the non-profit social enterprise Relate...

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015

October is Productivity Month and an opportunity to showcase, share ideas, methods and perspectives on how companies can improve productivity. Productivity SA launched Productivity Month last week at the...

Thursday, 1 October, 2015

A new South African footwear chain, Tread + Miller has been launched. The first two stores have opened in Woodlands Boulevard in Pretoria and Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, with seven up and running in various...

Thursday, 1 October, 2015

The Foschini Group (TFG) has announced that it has acquired the South African franchise rights of Australian fashion accessories brand Colette. Founded by SA-born Colette Hayman and her husband Mark in 2010, the...

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015

Cape Town - Truworths  advised shareholders on Monday that it has entered into preliminary non-binding negotiations regarding a potential acquisition of Office Retail Group.

Office is a fashion footwear...

Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

K-Way has won the Corporate Sector category for the Western Cape at Productivity SA's recent regional awards in Cape Town and will go through to the national awards next month...

K-Way wins Productivity...

Monday, 7 September, 2015

FOOD and clothing retailer Woolworths on Wednesday appointed Zyda Rylands as CEO of Woolworths SA.

The new role has been created almost a year after the group, with a MARKET cap of close to R103bn,...

Tuesday, 1 September, 2015

AUSTRALIA’s Cotton On Group will open up to 40 stores across SA before Christmas, chief financial officer Michael Hardwick said on Monday.


The country’s apparel shoppers have been little...


Case Studies

Just Style (, the online apparel news source,


Central to the long-term viability of South African clothing manufacturing is the need for the industry to


Company Background:

K-Way is situated in the Southern Suburbs of Ottery, Cape Town. The firm has


Company Background

Peter Blond and Associates is a clothing manufacturer located in Elsies River


Company Background

Radeen Fashions, located in Elsies River, joined the CCTC in 2005. Radeen


Company Background

Waltex is based in Parow, Cape Town and has been producing tufted rug and