CALL For Designers to Compete onn David Tlale's SABC3 Show The Intern

SABC 3 has announced the latest show to hit South African screens in July 2017. Internationally acclaimed designer, David Tlale, brings you The Intern, a brand-new reality show where 12 hopeful fashion designers battle it out for the title of Assistant Designer for the house of David Tlale and you could be one of them. 

The show will give 12 lucky contestants the opportunity to take part in a 13-week internship programme consisting of various challenges and eliminations. 

The first phase will be a national road show, where David and his team will be visiting …

● 22 & 23 May 2017 – Castle of Good Hope - Cape Town 
● 25 & 26 May 2017 –  iGoda Incubator - Durban
● 29 & 30 May 2017 -  TBC - Polokwane
● 01 & 2 June 2017 –  Johannesburg City Hall - Johannesburg 

On the day, David will be giving workshops to the hopeful contestants at each of the locations and will choose the lucky 12 contestants that will join him in Johannesburg. The final 12 contestants that are chosen will then not only compete on the 13-week reality TV show to be The Intern, but will also, on elimination from the TV show, get an opportunity to join David Tlale's in-house internship programme for 6 months. 

Closing dates for each city is the second day of the competition at noon.

Must haves for participants:
  • Be self-taught with a minimum of three years’ experience in the fashion industry, 
  • Or be student currently working on achieving their degree or diploma in Fashion Design (final year students only). 
  • It's open to everyone residing in South Africa. 
Every selected contestant will receive exposure on national television during the show, and will participate in David Tlale’s internship programme after elimination for a period of 6 months. The ultimate winner of the TV show will become David’s assistant designer and win a studio to the value of R250 000. 

To enter aspiring designers must compile a complete fashion design portfolio of their own work including their fashion résumé. The portfolio will then be judged by David Tlale and 12 contestants will be selected. 

Three complete garments must be ready to show at the pre-judging, models and styling will be provided. 


All the entry information can be found on the website www.theinern.co.za for electronic submission. You can also submit at your nearest SABC office addressing it to:

VIOLET SEKHIBIDU or PRINCE NDLOVU
Commissioning Editor; Content Hub.
Tel: 011 714 5354
4th floor TV office building,
Cnr. Henley & Artillery roads,
Auckland Park,
Johannesburg, 2006 

If you have not been able to submit your portfolio beforehand, you can bring your design portfolio on the day to be judged by David. 




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