Cape Town - The JSE has entered into a partnership with the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) in a project that has resulted in a creative small business designing and supplying bespoke trophies, which the JSE will give to its clients as corporate gifts.
It has so far ordered 50 trophies. The deal is ongoing and exclusive to the JSE. Small business owner 26-year-old Burghen Siebert will continue to design the trophies throughout the duration of the project.
Although Siebert conceptualised the design of the trophy, he has outsourced the manufacturing to small businesses to make the different elements.
"This partnership is exciting in that it speaks to the JSE’s developmental interest in enabling aspirations and supporting South Africa’s SMMEs (small, medium and micro enterprises), and we at the CCDI provide a variety of support services to over 5 500 enterprises in the craft and design sector," said CCDI executive director Erika Elk in a statement.