The Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) flows from The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), which consist of a number of programmes aimed at creating sustainable capabilities and employment in these industries. These two programmes are the Production Incentive Programme (PIP) and the Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP). The main objective of the CTCP is to assist the industry in upgrading processes, products and people to reposition it so it competes effectively against other producing countries.
The CTCP is aimed at structurally changing the clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and leather goods manufacturing industries by providing funding assistance for these sectors to invest in competitiveness improvement interventions.
The Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP) is administered by the CTCP Desk at the IDC. Through the cluster approach, the CIP aims to create a group of globally competitive companies that would ensure a sustainable business environment able to retain and grow employment levels.
A Sub-National Cluster is a sector development initiative coordinated by a non-profit structure that is responsible for facilitating and managing sector-shared resources, as well as overseeing competitiveness improvement projects of sector participants.
For further information, please visit www.ctcp.co.za.