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|NATIONAL DESIGN AND CRAFT CENTRE
Situated at the historic Bus Factory, which was the city's tram and bus sheds from the late 1930's until it was decommissioned in the early 1990's. This is ideal for those tourists who want a one-stop-shop for the best in South African arts and crafts. The building has been transformed into an integrated business co-operative specialising in manufacture, marketing, sales and export of South African inspired craft, jewellery and home decor products.
Beautiful Things and National Craft Imbizo exhibitions are currently on show at this venue until the end of December 2003. These exhibitions were first seen at the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) hosted by the City of Johannesburg in 2002. The craft centre is also home to Create SA, Visual Arts and Crafts Academy (VACA) and the Drum Cafe. Visitors can learn the age-old art of the making of African drums and can choose from a dizzying array of arts and craft that South Africa can offer.
* The Bus Factory was refurbished at a cost of R9,5-million with funding from Blue IQ and the Gauteng Department of Sports Recreation and Arts and Culture.
* Beautiful Things represents works of South African artisans and crafters and products that are sold and serve to uplift many communities in the rural hinterland.
Open Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday l0am - 2pm,