After much discussion at previous Ighali events it was realised that for the survival and promotion of embroidery in South Africa there is a need to establish a national organisation to co-ordinate embroidery guilds.
- Embroidery Network South Africa (ENSA)
- To foster an environment where South Africans can reach their full potential in the art of embroidery, traditional and contemporary, in all its facets.
- To promote and strengthen the importance of traditional and contemporary embroidery nationally and internationally.
- To encourage high standards of design and workmanship for embroidery.
- Create a programme to recruit younger members and to train more embroidery teachers.
- To keep a register of recognised competent embroidery teachers nationally: Names, contact details, and type of embroidery classes available.
- To establish basic rules, regulations and categories for National Festivals, with all participating guilds.
- To maintain registers of both, the history of South African embroidery and to identify outstanding S.A. embroideries.
- To establish a national hand embroidery judges course of high standards.
- To biennually, at Ighali Festivals, bring together the chosen representatives of the participating guilds in order to plan and discuss the management of the organisation.