Makesa is an initiative supporting South African; Makers, Artisans and Craftsmen. Our initial focus is on Décor, Functional Accessories, Fashion Accessories, Homeware, and Food & Drink.
On this site you will find the work of South Africa’s best designers and makers. We have deliberately not included products that fall into the so-called “Craft” sector. This is because more often than not, it refers to one-off products with an overt African ethnic genre. This is for no other reason than because these products already feature an every government sponsored exhibit at local and international trade and consumer shows.
It is the products, producers and designers of what we call the ‘Artisanal’ sector, that need the support, and it is for this reason that the products featured on Makesa have been gently curated to fit into this market niche.
Makesa is designed to be a one-stop look at all your online activities, in one place.
To be clear upfront, this is not a design, or art, or even craft site, it is about what we call ‘The Creative Manufacturing Sector’.
This website is totally independent. We are not linked to any government department or agency, or have any affilliations with any trade/consumer shows or commercial publication. As we control this website without the need for approval from donors or masters of any sort, we are able to develop further ideas or concepts that you might wish to become involved with. We encourage you to contact us to explore potential ventures.
We encourage you to explore this site and discover the wealth of talent and quality products that South Africa has to offer, and we hope you will find the information, knowledge and encouragement to either make or trade in South African creative products.
Makesa is the largest online portal specialising in the development and promotion of South African Artisans, Makers and Crafts people.
Our aim is to provide a free platform for Makers and Suppliers to list and promote their businesses as well as provide free and paid-for educational material to encourage and educate the emerging market.