And so from all over South Africa they have been chosen.
Gert-Johan Coetzee IS giving away his 4th Annual bursary. This bursary is valued at R160 000.00 and allows one talented individual the chance of a lifetime to study at the very college where Gert Johan himself graduated in 2005: North West School of Design.
When asked about the standard of this year’s entries, Gert Johan said :
“We have received a sophisticated level of entries this year. Talent and quality of the designs was of an exceptional high standard and it was extremely difficult to choose the final top seven.”
Previous winners include John-Wayne Keyser from Secunda as the 2012 winner and currently a 3rd year student. The 2013 winner Prudence Kau from Pretoria is currently a 2nd year student and Quincy Maroga a current 1st year student from Sasolburg won last year.
Who will be our 2014 winner? Gert Johan vigilantly judged each and every entry and passionately selected finalists from the heap of entries.
Let us have a look at the finalists.
CHWAYITA VOKWANA - all the way from PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape.
SIHLE LUDZIYA - CAPE TOWN, Western Cape.
DUDUZILE TSHABALALA - from SOSHANGUVE, now residing in Pretoria.
NANA KGWETE – POLOKWANE in the Northern Province.
CHRISTOPHER GILL from GRAHAMSTOWN
FRANCINAH BAPELA from PRETORIA
CHANEL EDMUNDS – KLERKSDORP in the North West Province.
Gert-Johan Coetzee will be meeting the finalists for their individual interviews at the Platinum Fashion Festival on the 8th of November in Klerksdorp.
Should you wish to see who walks away victorious, please go to www.platinumfashionfestival.co.za and book your ticket for this event.
From all of us at North West School of Design, we congratulate each finalist and wish you good luck!