For the third consecutive year, a delegation of 18 crafters traveled from South Africa to participate in Lisbon’s International Crafts Fair (FIA), at the FIL (Parque das Nações), from 25 June to 3 July 2011.The crafters, selected by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), represented the diversity and wealth of South African craft works.Within the South African government’s goal of creating better living conditions for all of its population, these crafters are integrated in NGOs or small cooperatives or companies that offer employment opportunities, training and new markets for their products.



                   The crafters sang and danced for FIA visitors on South Africa Day at the fair



               Ambassador Matthews and Mr Nathi Sifuba at the South Africa Day cocktail