About Us /

This College has been in operation since 1965 which makes it one of the oldest Fashion Design institutions in the country. Our premises are in Plumstead, which is in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.

We are a multi-racial, multi-cultural College that strives to give the students the best tuition in all aspects of fashion design and to validate this we have past students successfully working in the fashion industry both locally and overseas. Our staff are all highly qualified and skilled in their areas of expertise.

We pride ourselves in producing only ‘THE BEST’, which is achieved with a ready mix of hard work, nurturing, commitment and a love of fashion.

Vision Statement /

The vision of Cape Town College  of Fashion Design is to:

  • Be a centre of excellence
  • Be a respected member of the fashion industry in South Africa
  • Develop the full potential of each and every student
  • Have a culture that recognises the unique and diverse needs of the individual and the greater community

Mission Statement /

To provide innovative education that is responsive to the ever changing creative and technological developments in the fashion industry and to produce designers who possess the knowledge, skills, design passion and work ethic to be highly employable in their chosen profession.

Our People /


Michele Wallis
Administration Head

Gail Minnaar
Administrative Assistant

Nikki Kruger
Public Relations

Academic Staff

Gregg Maragelis
Institution Head

Liz Woodroffe
Academic Head

Tammy-Ann Petersen
Quality Assurance Manager / Lecturer

Pierre de Villiers

Charis Dawson
Lecturer/Social Media

Cara-Jade Bezuidenhout
Lecturer/Short Course Management

Belinda King

Supporting Staff

Zaida Orgill
Garment Technology Assistant

Sandi Uys
Private Residence

Wendy Venfolo
General Cleaner

Setson Mhone

McDonald Mhone