Furntech Profile


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Contact Details

Joy Crane

8 Lowe Stoft Street Paarden Eiland Cape Town

+27 (0) 510 0088



FURNTECH is South Africa’s only Centre of Excellence for the furniture industry and is the first port of call for anyone looking for information on business incubation and / or skills development in furniture manufacturing.

The two components which form Furntech’s integrated service are:
* Business Technology Incubation of small and micro enterprises (SME’s)
* Vocational Skills Development

These services are available at all Furntech Centres which are spread around the country. Through these centres, Furntech is well positioned to fulfil its national mandate of improving skills levels in the industry, raising the level of global competitiveness, stimulating job and SME creation and transferring new technologies to industry partners.

Focus Areas

Target Client / Entrepreneur Profile
  • Existing businesses
  • Low Income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Youth
Entrepreuneurial Motivation
  • Creation of a micro or small business
  • Growth and scaling

Entrepreuneurial Phase
  • Start up
  • Early
Target Industry
  • Furniture
  • Manufacturing

Location / Demographic Area
Location: Cape Town, Nyanga, Johannesburg, White River, Durban, Umzimkhulu, Mthatha

  • Rural
  • Urban
Services Offered
  • Business and entrepreneurship Training
  • Individual development and soft skills training
  • Product/Prototype Development
  • Technical assistance

Funding Provided
  • None
Business Support Type
  • Formal Education (Vocational / College / University)
  • Incubator
  • Other Education and training

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