The Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation (MCADF) was established in 1994 with the exclusive mission to: Create employment opportunities for previously disadvantaged women and young school leavers living in what was previously known as Lebowa Tribal Trustland, now known as the northern part of the Limpopo Province, and to the west of the Blue Mountain; Promote the traditional arts and crafts inherent in the communities, but which had become completely dormant due to lack of infra-structure, lack of funding and lack of market opportunities; and Promote the restoration of craft art skills in this community and to enable more members of the community to become self-sufficient and less dependant on unemployment government grants and pensions.
The philosophy behind and the aim of MCADF: In the northern part of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, between the Blue Mountain and Limpopo River, dinosaur footprints and archaeological findings are evidence of the rich and ancient history of this isolated area. This area is home to a tribal community of more than a million Pedi people. The majority of them are women, children and retired men, who for their existence are primarily dependent on meagre state pensions or contributions from husbands and fathers who labour in cities or on farms. Many of these people are illiterate and few of them still possess basic cultural productive skills to support themselves and their children. The area lacks employment opportunities and is largely undeveloped. During 1994, the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation (MCADF) launched a program to support the economic and social upliftment of the local community and to reduce pressure to urbanise
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Physical Address: Head Office: 3 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, Western Cape, South Africa