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SAFI industry tender bulletin a game changer

SAFI industry tender bulletin a game changer As part of the recently launched SAFI website, the industry tender bulletin portal will be a game changer as a comprehensive platform where all available government tenders in the industry will be available in one central location. This is critical for members looking to grow and expand their […]

The South African Furniture Initiative announces new website

The South Furniture Initiative announces new website. The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) is proud to announce the publishing of its brand-new website today. The new site will showcase stakeholders in the value chain of one of the largest manufacturing industries in South Africa. The online platform boasts new functionalities including an employment portal, business […]

Upholstery qualification is vital in the employability of artisans

15 June 2021 The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI), in partnership with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA (FP&M SETA), completed the pilot phase of the updated Occupational Certificate for a Furniture Upholsterer in Johannesburg. According to Bernadette Isaacs, Managing Director of SAFI, the pilot proved to be a success with the learners taking part […]

SAFI celebrates past while getting ready for the future

29 October 2021 Following half a decade of serving the furniture sector in South Africa, the South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) is celebrating its 5th birthday by taking note of past successes and using that knowledge to springboard into the future. According to Bernadette Isaacs, Managing Director of SAFI, the organisation was established as a […]

More access to markets with industry partnerships

19 August 2022 The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) recently confirmed its continued endorsement of partnerships with key stakeholders to give its members and supporters access to some of the pre-eminent furniture manufacturing and interior design events both locally and internationally. According to Bernadette Isaacs, Managing Director of SAFI, these collaborations and strategic partnerships are […]

Furniture Industry Masterplan Tabled at the SA Furniture Sector Forum as a “Game Changer”

The Chief Director of Agro-processing and Forestry-based industries at the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Ms Ncumisa Mcata-Mhlauli has remarked that the Furniture Industry Masterplan has since been submitted to all relevant stakeholders, and that it will arrive at finalisation and implementation in the coming months. Mcata-Mhlauli made this remark during a […]

Prospect of new design qualification excites the furniture industry

A new Furniture Design Qualification was announced by Gugu Motlanthe, former first lady of South Africa and executive trustee of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation, during the 2nd Annual Furniture Sector Forum that recently took place online. According to Motlanthe, no one has a monopoly on education, and this qualification will bring young people into the […]

Furniture Sector Forum to discuss core industry issues online.

The 2nd Annual Furniture Sector Forum, presented by the South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) in partnership with Proudly South African, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), Interior Design Professions (IID) and Trend-Forward, will take place on 21 October 2020 at 10:00. According to Bernadette Isaacs, Managing Director of SAFI, the Furniture Sector Forum […]

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