Johannesburg, Braamfontein – The first-ever SA Jewellery Week (SAJW) will be hosted from 31 October until 5 November 2019 in Johannesburg.

Top South African contemporary jewellers from various Higher Education Institutions and various stakeholders, will be exhibiting and showcasing some of their talents, and creativity in contemporary jewellery design.

South African contemporary jewellers have found it very challenging to compete commercially with their international counterparts on an economic level. The same can be said when it comes to showcasing their talents and creativity which is due to a lack of contemporary jewellery education available to the South African consumer. However, SAJW will be a vibrant and educational event that will give (ASAP) “A South African Perspective” to the Fourth Industrial Revolution to all individuals attending, through the display of different technology-made jewellery sculptures with influences of culture and the decolonization of the notion of Africanism.

“This will be one of the most fascinating events that will explore a diverse range of themes with the journey of true African Identity through the use of indigenous artifact to create meaning, being the main highlight and taking us back to the African roots,” says Khanya Mthethwa, SA Jewellery Week: Founder and organiser.

The ASAP to 4IR exhibition will be showcased at the MmArt House in Craighall, with the main aim of showcasing the amazing work that postgraduate students from different Higher Education Institutions do. The goal is that the event will translate into the upliftment of contemporary jewellery in the country and for consumers to see the value in the work that done by local contemporary jewellery designers.

For more details regarding the SA Jewelry Week & RSVP contact: thato@sajw.co.za.

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Thokozani Patrick Mahlangu

Thokozani Mahlangu is an internationally certified digital marketing professional and an Mcom Business Management graduate from the University of Johannesburg. He is the Chief Brand Creator of Pat onBrands and Pat onFitness- a fitness movement through which organizes weekly runs under the banner #RunWithPat.

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