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School of Fashion offers opportunity to start your own small business

Are you interested in the world of fashion? Do you have a flair for sewing? Are you creative, dedicated and enthusiastic?

Then our new School of Fashion – launching in April – may be your opportunity to turn your passion into a successful business!

We are looking for aspiring fashion designers to take part in an entry level, accredited course in fashion design. The course takes place at Siyabonga Africa (in Brakpan) over a period of three months. In addition to the Fashion Design course, participants will also participate in a business course and prepare a business model. After successfully completing the programme, students will be assisted to start their own business.

To be considered for the course, you should have: (and evidence is required):

  • Grade 10 or higher
  • Some experience in sewing
  • Desire to start a business in sewing, clothing manufacturing or fashion
  • Good references
  • Transport to and from our facility in Brakpan – transport fees are not covered
  • Creativity, dedication and enthusiasm about fashion and business

Interested? Please visit our online registration site and complete  these steps:

  1. Complete the section for personal details
  2. Complete the service (skills training, fashion design)
  3. Complete your initial motivation
  4. Upload the required documents

For queries please contact

If your application is successful, you may be required to send an updated motivation or attend an interview. You will also need  to send your CV to and prove that you have some experience in sewing/fashion.