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Friday, October 14, 2011


On October 4, some of South Africa’s brightest young talents were revealed when the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarship winners were announced.

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) in partnership with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) presented the final round and awards ceremony of the Scholarships Programme at the Globe Theatre at Gold Reef City.

Six finalists took to the stage for a final performance before the judging panel announced this year’s winners: Nomagugu Gumede and Tankiso Mamabolo who received scholarships to the combined value of R210,000 to enter a performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution of their choice. They took top honours over finalists Jody Fortuin, Tanielle Powell, Anzio Kevin September, and Ilse-Lee van Niekerk.

“My passion for stage performance and musical theatre in particular has brought me here. I am delighted to have been chosen and would like to utilize the Scholarship to pursue my training at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Winning the Scholarship more than rewards me but serves as a motivation for people in the KwaMashu area where I’m from,” says a proud Nomagugu Gumede.

Included in the adjudication panel was former Durban actress, singer and writer Brenda Radloff Devar who is also Chairperson of the Arts and Culture Trust.

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