Specialists in the creative & cultural industries in Africa with a vision to build stronger societies through purpose-driven social enterprises.

Belle & Co. was founded in 2009 by Ms Rodrigues to provide research, policy and training services to governments, civil society and private sector clients who have an interest in the economic, social and cultural impact of the African creative and cultural industries.

After operating as a sole proprieter for several years, Belle & Co. is now registered in South Africa with Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) as a Pty Ltd company (2016/155458/07). Belle and Co. identifies as a social enterprise, operating a mission-based consultancy.

Belle & Co. offer core services in:

  • capacity development including creative facilitation [online or in-person], train-the-trainer and workshop design;
  • research development in the areas of social impact investment, monitoring and evaluation and general cultural and development research and theory;
  • policy development in the area of social development, creative and cultural industries, arts and culture generally.


Registration: 2016/155458/07          |       BBBEE Level 4 Contributor


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    Belle and Company’s niche and professional expertise in the creative and cultural industries in Africa added immense value to the project and field research conducted during the Artistic, Social and Economic Assessment of the Durban International Film Festival under the ACP Culture+ Programme. 

    Within very tight timelines and during a tumultuous period for the festival, Belle and Co. was able to leverage its networks in order to interview key stakeholders, collect valuable artistic, social and economic data and deliver the project on time and according to specifications.

    It was a pleasure working with Belle and Company, and we look forward to many more consulting engagements in the field of arts, culture and heritage across the globe.

    Nina Hoffmann

    ECO / International Consulting Expertise EEIG – ICE EEIG

    European Consultancy Organisation (ECO)