Kasi Co-LAB

Through the power of local skills development and upliftment in retail spaces, local township brands are given the opportunity to trade from the Mall of Thembisa rent-free for a period of 12 months.

The Journey

Setup and Showcase


The Kasi-CoLAB gives local designers a prime location in the mall to showcase their products to a wide audience. This helps them to generate interest in their work, attract new customers, and build a strong brand identity.


CoLabbers are given the opportunity to run their own businesses in a supportive environment. This help the them to learn about the challenges and rewards of business, develop important skills such as marketing and sales, and gain the confidence to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Honing in

Empowered entrepreneurs


By equipping local designers with business skills and experience, the Kasi-CoLAB empowers them to become successful entrepreneurs, contributing to the potential leading to the creation of more businesses and more jobs in the long term.