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Sunday, October 13, 2013


The winners of the Thuthuka Jewellery Development Programme Award 2013 were announced at a Gala Ceremony at the University of Johannesburg FADA Gallery on October 10 2013. The prizes include jewellery-making equipment sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture and the Jewellery Council of South Africa.

Thuthuka focuses on talented aspirant young jewellery design students and provides inspiration and support for creative hands and minds.

Thuthuka Jewellery Development Programme has been a Department of Arts and Culture supported project for the past six years. It is a partnership between tertiary education institutions, community jewellery schools, and independent designers. Its aim is to identify and develop the design abilities of young talented designers planning to enter the jewellery trade in South Africa.

Included in the 2013 Award winners are Durban University of Technology students:
Ayanda Myeza (joint prize for Technical Excellence with Nonhle Mzobe, University of Johannesburg)
Thomas Vencatasawmy, runner up in the New Talent Award (1st year students)
Zukiswa Xulu, Highly Commended for Innovation Technique.

The 2013 Thuthuka Jewellery Exhibition runs until October 22 2013 at the FADA Gallery, Bunting Road Campus, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park.  More information from Carola Ross and Associates on 011 726 2502 or email: