Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary

He’s come a long way from dressing his pencils in tissue paper as a six-year-old in Koster, and now flamboyant fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee wants to make some other fashion-loving youngster’s dream come true.

The search is on for a student to benefit from the Gert-Johan Coetzee bursary for studies in fashion design from the North West School of Design in Klerksdorp, where South Africa’s designer to the stars graduated in 2005.

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Our Annual Graduation Fashion show will be hosted on the 2nd of November 2013.

Fashion Management and Communications students had the task of conceptualizing and presenting this theme to the Fashion Design students.

We share with you the story behind this theme.

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NWSD Career (Open) Day

Registrations are now open for the North West School of Design Open Day. If you are considering studying Fashion, you are welcome to attend our career day.

Our open day is an excellent opportunity to meet the teachers, chat with the students and see their work, and be given a tour of our facilities. You will also meet top fashion leaders who have graduated from North West School of Design, such as Gert Johan Coetzee, Anel Botha, Ofelia Andrade, Sylvester Falata, and many more.

Come and meet the NWSD Alumni who will be here to assist and guide you in choosing the fashion course that will shape your future. To register and book your seat visit

Woman’s Month Project

This month, being woman’s month, we would like to take the opportunity to honour the women in our community by celebrating what femininity and purity is all about.

Klerksdorp’s own lovely lady, Anel Botha, will dress the models in her exquisite designs.

Our photo shoot with photographer, Donovan Roets, for August will take place on the 17th of August and the models will be chosen by you!

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Fashion Show Model Castings (24 Aug)

Models from all over North West get their chance to walk the NWSD catwalk to show their skills as runway model to be casted in the NWSD Annual Graduation Fashion Show 2013.

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Student Author Of New Book

Exciting news just in that the design book by Fashion Management and Communication Student, Francoise de Villiers is now available to order!

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Fashion Design

Want to study at NWSD? CLICK HERE to find out more about our Fashion Design Course.

Fashion Management

If Fashion Management is what you want to do, CLICK HERE to find out how you can register!