Promoting indigenous fashion in the African Diaspora.

Learnierships through practical solutions Vukani Range Creations showcased through Vukani! Fashion Awards

Learn

Surround yourself with like-minded creatives, an evironment focused on innovation and the tools to positively change your future.

Courses

Showcase

Explore the African fashion industry and get valuable crituque from your peers, thought leaders and influencial industry captains.

SAFDA

Wake up!

Be part of a legacy programme that honours the responsibility to the African identity through the Annual Vukani! Fashion Awards.

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Testimonials

We are only as great as the people that support, believe and constatly commit to the vision of truly African innovation.

“Skills development is our passion and we were motivated to come on board as a result of the education, training and mentoring elements that were included in the project.”

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Felleng Yende FP&M Seta Chief Executive Officer

“Our African fashions, which are rich in colour, texture and motifs, continue to inspire top fashion designers internationally, the richness of style inherent in our cultures acts as a muse for the world’s fashion centres.”

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Sonwabile Ndamase SAFDA Founder & President

“You need to surround yourself with like-minded people who have the same drives and ambitions as you do.”

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Mahadi Granier KHALALA™ Chief Executive Officer

Programmes

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Annual Vukani! Fashion Awards

Vukani! Fashion Awards is an annual project put together by the South African Fashion Designers Agency (SAFDA), which is under the directorship of Mr. Sonwabile Ndamase. This endeavour involves a national industry search for the latest up-and-coming designers who are aspiring to be professionals in fashion. Thus, it provides an enabling opportunity for emerging young designers who have either been in the industry for a short while or contemplate penetrating it and also those who need to take their careers to a higher level.

Community

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean

Heritage

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean

Industry

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean

Affiliated

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

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FP&M Seta

Learnership Training Partner

During the 2014/2015 financial year it was recorded that approximately 38 170 people are employed in the wearing apparel arena, which is the largest of the 13 sub sectors in the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing arena.

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VFA's

SAFDA Signature Programme

The Annual Vukani! Fashion Awards has been at the forefront of South Africa’s fashion artistry since democracy. Hosted by the South African Fashion Designers Agency (SAFDA), the organisation prides itself on offering this portal through which many young designers have launched their careers.

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KHALALA™

International Exposure Partner

SAFDA and KHALALA™ have agreed to work together to explore international market access opportunities for young and emerging South African fashion designers in Europe.

Fun Facts

38170 People employed in the South African 'apparel arena'
8759 Seams sewn
1302 Awards given
52 VFA Recipients

Get In Touch

August House is a light-industrial building built in the 1940s, now converted into a network of live-work artist and production spaces.

Contact Info

  • 76-82 End Street, August House
    Johannesburg 2003, South Africa
  • (011) 402-1663
  • info@safda.co.za
  • www.safda.co.za

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