Peek – www.peek.org.za – is South Africa’s first digital portal dedicated to visually showcasing beautiful craft and design products made in South Africa.

It provides a platform for SA businesses anywhere in the country to showcase their work to a local and global audience, highlighting the very best of what South Africa has to offer.

And, it’s free to use!

Peek is an initiative of the Craft and Design Institute (CDI) and proudly sponsored by the South African Department of Small Business Development. It is a search and connect site that is free to use. No trade happens on the site but potential customers are directed to wherever a business is selling. 




Please follow these three easy steps:



Register as a Business Member

In order to showcase your products please ensure that you are registered as a BUSINESS on the national database on www.thecdi.org.za.

Click on the box titled: "I own/co-own a Creative Business" on the registration webpage.

Contacts for support:

Product upload queries:
Ayanda Bala-Nyamimba

CDI membership registration queries:
Taryn Nutt

Please note that your Business Member username and password will allow you to login to the Peek website.

Forgotten Passwords

If you have forgotten your Business Member username and password, you can request a reset from our website: www.thecdi.org.za/login.aspx

Once you have your new information please allow some time for the Peek site to sync the login details with the central membership system. It will not be immediate.


Once you have your username and password, log in on www.peek.org.za


Once you are signed in, simply set up your basic profile and upload your images!

Images should be between 500KB and 2 MB in Size.

Please note we limit product images to 30 products per business at any time. Please ensure you log in regularly to update your product showcase as necessary.

Please click here to view our guideline document for our image requirements.

We will approve images before they go live on the site.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful products online soon!




The CDI is a non-profit company with over 19 years of success in developing creative people, small businesses and the craft and design sector at large in South Africa. The CDI is a catalytic agent of change in the sector, and passionate about developing appropriately skilled, resourced and digitally proficient practitioners who can successfully leverage opportunities for growth and development.

The CDI currently supports over 5 600 businesses and individuals in the South African craft and design sector. The small businesses supported by the CDI range from startups to exporting enterprises, and are based all over South Africa – from rural towns to urban centres. CDI’s services help these businesses develop the right product/service for the right market using appropriate business and production systems; and facilitates national and international market opportunities to help them grow.

For more visit www.thecdi.org.za