Craft

Zulu Ilalla Basket weavers

A review of the profitability of the Ilalla Basket weavers The research into the Ilalla Palm basket weaving by Kevin Mansfield and Dr Myles Mander of the Institute of Natural Resources, found the following interesting […]

Wood

Learn basic Woodwork Joints

Woodworking joints have been part of cabinetmaking for hundreds of years. The finest furniture uses the right joint for the right application. Here is a list of some joints and their typical applications: Butt joint […]

Processes

Injection Moulding so, so cool

Injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould. Injection moulding can be performed with a host of materials mainly including metals, (for which the process is called die-casting), glasses, elastomers, confections, and most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Material […]

Business

Trustee

What is a ‘Trustee’ A trustee is a person or firm that holds and administers property or assets for the benefit of a third party. A trustee may be appointed for a wide variety of purposes, […]

Traditional products

Zulu wooden spoons

One of the traditional products made by Zulu craftsmen is wood carving. One of the things they excel at is the carving of beautiful wooden spoons.  Most traditional households made their own domestic utensils. Some […]