To establish, grow and promote the Craft and
Design Sector in the North West, as a unique and
viable economic Industry.
To become the best practicing Institute that coordinates and develops people to build profitable Enterprises, with marketable products for global Markets in an enabling environment.
Who are we?
The Bokone Bophirima Craft and Design Institute (BBCDI) was set up in 2009 to promote and grow craft and design as an economic sector in the North West Province of South Africa. A Non Profit Company, the BBCDI, followed the engagement by the Department of Trade & Industry Creative Industries Sector Desk, a process of developing a Trade and Enterprise Development Strategy for the craft sector. A Customised Sector Programme (CSP) for Craft was completed in July 2005 and has since been used as the conceptual framework for the implementation of the craft programmes and activities both nationally and provincially. The Department of Trade & Industry (the DTI) approved the CSP in February 2007 where the Integrated Craft Hubs were identified as the key action programme pivotal to the success of the strategy. The CSP and more particularly the implementation of the Craft Hubs have since been incorporated into the National Industrial Policy Framework and its Action Plan. The BBCDI is therefore a hub, established in line with the National Craft Sector Programme, Craft Hub Blueprint and the Industrial Policy Action Plan as approved by parliament in 2007.
01. Enterprise Development & Training Programme
02.   Creativity, Design & Innovation Programme
03. Market Access Programme
What do we do?
Portfolio Gallery .
In CRAFTING there are no mistakes just unique creations.
I learned better ways of improving my product, the importance of being relevant in terms of continuously emerging trends in the world, especially Arts and Craft
Ms Motshidisi Leburu
I greatly appreciate the assistance provided by BBCDI to our company, we did not only benefit from sales but connected with corporate and looking for more corporate gifts and wholesale orders.
Ms Charlene Mphuloane
We have gathered great contacts and inspiration, so thanks to BBCDI’s for support.