South Africa’s most loved designer and mentor for the new Project Runway SA, Gert Johan Coetzee is offering two fashion bursaries to study either Fashion Design or Fashion Communication & Buying at North West School of Design.

Gert-Johan will once more be front and centre at Klerksdorp’s most anticipated event, the Platinum Fashion Festival, where he will announce the two winners.

The Fashion Design bursary winner will receive a three-year bursary to the value of R190 000 as well as a sewing machine worth R33 000 which is sponsored by Bernina.

The Fashion Communication & Buying Bursary is worth R170 000 and this winner will also receive a Bernina machine to the value of R10 670.

Claim the opportunity of a lifetime provided by Gert-Johan Coetzee and the North West School of Design to study at one of the most prestigious and practical fashion schools in South Africa!

Bursary applications for 2019 are now open until the 9th of October. Apply through

Fashion Communication application:

Fashion Design application:

For any inquiries please email