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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank Arts Affinity have released the names of the 2012 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships finalists. The six young performers have been selected to compete for one of two ACT|DALRO|Nedbank performing arts scholarships to the value of R105 000 each.

Among the candidates are two from KwaZulu-Natal: Amanda Kunene from Danville Park Girls High School and Rendani Mufamadi, who gained valuable experience participating in the Rainbow Young Performers project.

Scholarship recipients are at liberty to study any undergraduate performing arts course at an accredited South African tertiary institution of their choice. This year’s winners bring the total number of scholarships under the Arts & Culture Trust’s administration to six. Steve Norman, the winner of the inaugural Scholarship in 2009, will be completing his studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) next year. Zola Myeza from Durban walked away with the 2010 Performing Arts Scholarship and is currently in her second year at UCT. Nomagugu Gumede from Kwa-Mashu in KZN and Tankiso Mamabolo from Lady Grey Arts Academy were awarded Scholarships in 2011. Nomagugu is in her first year at Howard College (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Tankiso at UCT.

The final round is set to take place in Johannesburg at the UJ Arts Centre Theatre at the University of Johannesburg on October 4.

The Scholarships Programme is funded by DALRO and Nedbank Arts Affinity. UJ Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg in Auckland Park will host the final round at the UJ Arts Centre Theatre.