Siyakatala work directly with people in the townships and rural areas who manufacture African crafts. The business is based on the idea of working at grass root level to ensure the crafters are paid up front for their goods to support these, very often, underprivileged people.
The main suppliers are in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, where Melanie travels to purchase the craft from the Zulu ladies. The business also supports a lot of people around South Africa as well as Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Kenya and a few other people from other countries in Africa. Others work directly with Siyakatala within Cape Town where the shop is located.
Siyakatala Crafters in Durban, South Africa