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Top 20 PlatAfrica 2018 finalists announced


The 19th Annual PlatAfrica 2018 jewellery design and manufacture competition continues to be at the forefront of discovering the country’s talent. The competition has continued to enjoy the support of previous entrants throughout the years. Following a record number of entries, the entries have now been shortlisted to the top 10 for both professional and student & apprentice finalists.

Professional finalists: Liezl Botha and Jefta Mtole from Altin Jewellers, Esti McLachlan (for two pieces), Nicki Böttcher from Nicki B Jewellery Creations, Julian Roux Pneuma and Bhekubaba Tembe from Pneuma Jewellers, Aurélien Brandt from Ruth Prowse School of Art, Mandlenkosi None from The Platinum Incubator and Metaxia Segal from Uwe Koetter Jewellers.

Student and apprentice finalists: Lonwabo Majola, Masibulele Mgoduka and Lené Swartz from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Callen Miller from Durban University of Technology, Sandile Didi from Mizane Jewellers, Bokang Naile and Puleng Tsotetsi from Pneuma Jewellers, Zola Ntintili from Rare Earth Creations, Susanne Misslinger from Ruth Prowse School of Art and Matete Seliane from The Platinum Incubator.

The theme for PlatAfrica 2018 is “Blessings of Love” celebrating the rise of female power while emphasising the rarity and strength of platinum and her wearer through modern but timeless design, showcasing no more than two or three simple elements of the highest quality production, through broad design categories namely; Nature’s Spirit, Modern Feminine and Cultural Influence.

The winners will be announced at a theatrical awards dinner on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at the Theatre on the Track in Kyalami.

Emma Chapman
(SA) +27 (0) 11 373 6239 

Mpumi Sithole
(SA) +27 (0) 11 373 6246

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