EFLC

eThekwini Footwear and Leather Cluster

eThekwini and SAFLEC have joined forces to bring to the eThekwini regional manufacturers, eThekwini F&L export program aimed at empowering local manufacturers with targeted skills and competencies to enable manufacturing growth and export development.

The eThekwini Footwear and Leather Cluster (EFLC) was established in 2018 and funded for 3 years via a memorandum of agreement for the 2018 – 2021 period. This July the program was approved for another 3 years. EFLC comprises of 5 programs aimed at strengthening the competitiveness and export capability of the footwear and leather sector in the region. Below is a list of the five programs.

 

  • Market Access
  • Export Development
  • Supplier & Firm Level Development
  • Design Advancement
  • Waste Management & Sustainable Manufacturing

VISION

By 2035, the eThekwini Leather and Footwear Industry Cluster will be a world-class manufacturing business grouping that is highly skilled, export driven, technologically modernized, design-conscious and environmentally efficient in meeting the demands of Africa and beyond.

MISSION

Our mission is to create a league of extraordinary and talented small, medium, and large player in the Local Leather and Footwear Industry to drive the competitiveness of the sector both nationally and on the global market.

IS YOUR BUSINESS READY TO EXPORT?

There are a few critical factors that will affect the export readiness of your business.

Below are explanations of each factor that determine your enterprise’s readiness for export, along with some questions to help you assess your export readiness.

SSAS PROJECT FUNDING FOR EMERGING EXPORTERS

The purpose of assistance under SSAS Project Funding for Emerging Exporters is to compensate the costs in respect of the activities aimed for the development of South African emerging exporters.

MEMBERS DIRECTORY – ETHEKWINI

Partner up with one of our members dedicated to supplying your foot ware and leather needs. Simple select the relevant category to see those relevant members.

EFLC ANNUAL REPORT

GEt IN TOUCH

Nelisiwe Magubane

eThekwini Programme
Manager

Phone: +27 73 023 9473
Email: nelisiwe.magubane@durban.gov.za

Nerisha Jairaj

Programme Manager of EFLC at SAFLEC

Phone: +27 73 621 0126
Email: nerisha@saflec.co.za

Priya Ramklawan

Project officer of
EFLC

Phone: +27 83 504 5901
Email:  priya.eep@saflec.co.za

EXPORT TOOL

We at SAFLEC want to provide you, our industry with the best available information to grow your exports.

DTI HELP DESK

Export information and advice for small, medium and large enterprises.