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The Thuthuka Jewellery Development Programme offers jewellery students from across South Africa, the opportunity to develop their skills in the pursuit of unique, excellent, contemporary jewellery design. During months of intensive one-on-one mentoring, we identify and grow their talent.

We prioritise skills development as an essential pre-requisite to empower youth and women. We take note of market and economic trends and introduce design elements which are beyond the traditional jewellery product, such as tableware. This enables young, aspirant jewellers to create tableware using the skills they learnt as jewellery students.

The initiative empowers students, teaches them how to think critically and analytically, essential to any design process. Most importantly, we encourage a competitive spirit which is essential for survival in the commercial world.