Gert-Johan gives back


If you’re obsessed with fashion and would love a kick-start in the industry then well-known local designer Gert-Johan Coetzee has the perfect opportunity for you. A student will be awarded a Gert-Johan Coetzee Fashion Bursary to the value of 160 000 at the North West School of Design – his alma mater ? in Klerksdorp. “I want to be able to give back and this is my chance,” he tells YOU.

The bursary will cover study materials and tuition for the full three-year course and also includes a Bernina machine worth R30 000. Of course Gert plays an active role at the college, and the successful student will have the honour of being mentored by him as an intern at his Joburg-based studio.

Gert’s dressed A-list celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian and The Hills star Kristin Cavallari. Not to mention the stream of well-known local celebrities who clamour to get their hands on one of his designs! Top Billing presenter Bonang Matheba is the face of his label and says, “Gert knows a woman’s body better than anyone else.”

So whether you love sketching ideas, have an eye for detail or are simply obsessed with anything fashion related, this is the opportunity for you. Check out for more details. Oh yes, the closing date is 30 September so get started!

-Jessica Levitt

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