Caleb Heynes and Andiswa Mbolekwa from LGAA were awarded 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively in the 2015 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships Awards. The final round took place in the iconic Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Monday night, 12 October, in front of a live audience. The finalists had to sing, dance and act as part of their performance.
This year the search for talent included all 9 provinces of South Africa. Six finalists were chosen during this year’s 7th Scholarships Awards.
Caleb received a R105 000 scholarship and Andiswa one of R60 000 to study a performing arts course at an accredited South African tertiary institution of their choice. Talent-ETC™ Artist Management, one of South Africa’s top talent agencies, will also offer them practical support.
This years panel of judges included; multi-award winning and well-known Durban theatre personality Caroline Smart, manager of Talent-ETC™ Jennis Williamson, actor and Market Theatre Artistic Director James Ngcobo, University of Johannesburg’s Head of Arts & Culture and award-winning playwright Ashraf Johaardien, and professional dancer and choreographer Charlie van Rooyen.
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