Founded in 2011 by Dillion Phiri, Creative Nestlings is a Cape Town-based research and development company focused on the growing of the local creative industries and providing support to emerging creatives.

Unemployment in South Africa currently stands at between 45%. 75% of this group is composed of young people. Formal employment alone cannot absorb the surplus labour we have, and additionally, we need to unlock the latent creativity to address these challenges. The Creative Nestlings ethos focuses on nurturing a curious, creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial mind-set among the youth of this country.

We try to strengthen youth employment through the creative and cultural industries, and also showing the value of these industries within education and everyday life.

In June 2013, Creative Nestlings joined forces with Cape Town Partnership, custodian of  Creative Cape Town .The merge was necessary to build our network, share resources and information across both Creative Cape Town’s and Creative Nestling’s platforms, and provide bigger impact towards the creative community and more opportunities to make connections for Cape Town’s future creative front-runners.


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Creative Nestlings is run by Husband & wife team Dillion Phiri and Nokulunga Mateta-Phiri



We are currently based in Cape Town, but will soon be travelling and working in different cities.

Thank you :)

(Company Registration number 2012 / 069143 / 07)

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