Department of Design at the Provenance Auction House

Department of Design

Last few days to visit this initiative of the Dutch Consulate General in Cape Town.

An initiative of the Dutch Consulate General in Cape Town, it represents a R4.5 million investment from the Netherlands and the single biggest foreign contribution to World Design Capital 2014.

“Assigning Word Design Capital to Cape Town signifies the leading role South Africa is playing on the African continent, and the fact that Africa has more to offer than ever in economic terms but also in human capital and creativity,” said Minister Ploumen.

“The Netherlands has sought to start relationships and build partnerships based on South African demand. Their initiatives are based on co-creation and partnerships between South Africa and the Netherlands that will long outlast World Design Capital 2014,” he said.

Department of Design presented a three-week long programme that addresses challenges in water, health, energy, food and urban development. The programme is free and open to the public, with an emphasis on co-creating sustainable solutions.

To view the programme, visit  The programme ends on Saturday 26 July.