The sixth annual ACT/DALRO/Nedbank Scholarships were awarded last night to three young people as follows:
Mbasa Soga received R60 000
Usisipho Nteyi received R105 000
Katlego Nche received R150 000
The condition is that they study performing art at an institution accredited to provide them with a degree in the subject.
Phindile Dube, Mphumzi Nontshinga and Anja Taljaard each received R5 000 from Nedbank. The Super Six below (together with two winners from last year) won through from more than seven hundred applications.
The Performing Arts Scholarships Programme was launched in 2009 in partnership with DALRO and in 2010 Nedbank came on board. As at last night R1 200 000 has been distributed to the winners. In 2009 Steve Norman won, followed by Zola Myeza in 2010. In 2011 two scholarships were awarded to Gugu Gumede and Tankiso Mamabolo. In 2012 Chantel Evans and Amanda Kunene received the scholarships and in 2013 Naledi Majola, Arlin Bantam and Kamogelo Nche won the award.
The adjuication panel headed by Trish Downing was very much aware that they are dealing with people’s lives and they took their responsibility seriously. Bianca le Grange, Nolo Phiri, Gregory Vuyani Maqoma and Jennis Williamson were the other panelists.
This year’s winners also received ipads and other sundry smaller gifts as part of their prizes.