Welcome to the Siyazama Project website

This project enables rural traditional craftswomen from KwaZulu-Natal to express their concerns about AIDS and all of its complexities through their beautiful beaded cloth dolls. The project and its producers communicate and spread awareness on HIV/AIDS through creative workshops, local and international exhibitions, museum collections and research activities.

Professor Kate Wells, Senior Design Lecturer at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) leads the project. This project was grown out of DUT's Department of Visual Communication Design in the Graphic Design Programme, National Research Foundation (NRF) funded niche area ‘Appropriate Design Education for Sustainable Development' under the focus area of ‘Design, Health and Community'.

You will find us on site in the Graphic Design Programme on the City Campus of the Durban University of Technology DUT in Durban KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

For donations please contact katew@dut.ac.za for more information.