Thursday, May 03, 2007


Monkeybiz on The Today Show

Tomorrow one of Cape Town’s most well known social projects, Monkeybiz, will be appearing on NBC’s The Today Show, tomorrow.

Monkeybiz is a non-profit, income-generating art and health project started by ceramic artists Barbara Jackson and Shirley Fintz in 2000. These passionate collectors of African beadwork and art have facilitated a revival of an ancient beading tradition in Southern Africa, together with Mathapelo Ngaka and the 450 beading ladies.

Monkeybiz’s showroom is located at 65 Rose St. in Bo-Kaap, sharing the same building as Carrol Boyes. The ladies who make all the stunning beadwork, do so form home, and are paid per piece that they deliver.

If you can, try and catch The Today Show, otherwise just go to the showroom and be blown away! Remember, Mothers Day is just around the corner!

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