Shabalala Designs

The Capitalworks Foundation is dedicated to alleviating poverty by supporting projects that provide jobs, training, skills development, capacity building and long-lasting employment in deprived areas.  We do this by partnering with entrepreneurs and local micro-enterprises to provide management support, business expertise and financial backing.

At present, we are focused on the Arts & Crafts sector where, for a number of years, Alex Shabalala has been producing exquisite works of art from his studio in Diepsloot.  We have recently relocated his studio to the Riversands SMME Incubation Hub and, in the coming months, plan to expand his workforce of artists drawn from the local, deprived communities.

Intellectual property
This website in its entirety and on Shabalala Designs Facebook and Instagram pages are subject to copyright and intellectual property rights held exclusively by Shabalala Designs and may not be copied or reproduced under any circumstances in any manner whatsoever. These rights are protected by both South African and international copyright and intellectual property laws.

Data Privacy Statement

At Shabalala Designs, we respect the privacy of our customers at all times. From time-to-time, we ask our customers for some personal data in order to provide you with a service, to keep you informed of products and services and / or to communicate with you effectively. We may also request personal data where we need to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.


In every instance where we obtain your personal information, we guarantee that we:


  • have a defined business purpose;
  • retain your data only as long as we need it for business purposes;
  • destroy your data comprehensively as soon as we can, after expiry of our business purpose;
  • will ask your consent if we are going to pass your data on and where we use external parties such as IT service providers, we have agreements in place to protect your data;
  • will not use the information to infringe on your privacy in any way;
  • will provide you with a complete record of all your personal data we hold at your request;
  • will update your data and / or delete it at your request, where we are permitted to by law;
  • take all necessary measures to secure and protect your personal data;
  • will not process any data regarding your race or ethnic origin, political, sexual or religious orientation or trade union membership;
  • will not process any data in respect of children.

If you require any further information on our data privacy practices, you can get in touch with our Information Officer [INSERT GENERIC EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE MONITORED e.g.]. You may also at any stage, if you wish to lodge a complaint, contact us at the same email address and failing resolution, contact the Regulator. You may also and at any stage ask us to disclose the information we have about you and you may request us to update that information if it is no longer relevant.


The use of the Shabalala Designs website and the communication tools available on our website, is subject to you accepting and complying with certain terms and conditions. By making use of our website and communication tools, you agree and accept such terms and conditions.

Without limiting the generality of the aforesaid, the information provided on this website is intended to provide you, the user, with objective information about Shabalala Designs.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained on this website, Shabalala Designs and its directors, officers and employees provide no representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, completeness or correctness of information contained in this website and in particular in no way warrants that this website, the content provided or information contained therein will be error-free or that it will meet any particular criteria of accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, performance or quality.

Although Shabalala Designs has taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity of this website, including the content provided and the information contained therein, no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, is made regarding the aforesaid. Any warranty implied by law is excluded except to the extent that such exclusion would be unlawful.

Shabalala Designs further reserves the right to suspend, terminate or modify the website and the communication tools available on / in it without notice. If you use any of the communication tools on our website, such use is subject to your acceptance of and compliance with our terms of use. By using the communication tools, you agree and accept all our terms of use.

The contents of, in particular emails, which you may receive as a result of your use of our website, and any accompanying documents, are confidential and may be subject to legal privilege and client confidentiality. Any use of these, in whatever form, by anyone other than the addressee is strictly prohibited.

By communicating with us through electronic means, you consent to receiving communications electronically and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and all other communications transmitted by electronic means satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communication should be in writing. Unless otherwise agreed, an email is only considered to be received by us once we have confirmed receipt; and an email is only considered to be sent by us once reflected as ‘sent’ on the Shabalala Designs email server.

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