Category Archives: Academy Work

Stellenbosch Academy gets 4 Pendoring Finalists

The premier African language creative awards show, Pendorings, has just announced their finalists. We are so proud to say that four of our students were named as finalists, of the seven who had work submitted – what a great return!

Well done to Susan Duvenage, Sophia Louw, Katherine Joubert and Keagan Clack! We’ll be holding thumbs. Ons sal duim vashou! 

You can learn more about the finalists here at the official site.

There’s also a great release about all the finalists and the awards here on Marklives.


Stellenbosch Academy secures 4 Student Goldpack Finalists

More good news! What a great few weeks this is turning out to be for us at the Stellenbosch Academy!

We’ve just heard that four of our students were named as finalists in the Student Gold Pack awards. A huge, “Well Done!” goes out to:

Alanis Engelbrecht: Ensure Yourself Dispenser
Alexandra Hanson: Nutri Build Food Power
Chiquita Williams: Ensure Nutrivigor / Let’s do the Twist
Bianca Pesch: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Book Stand


This award show is presented by the Institute of Packaging South Africa, and the category and overall winners will be announced at the ceremony, which will be held at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town on 26 October.

You can learn more about the Student Gold Pack awards here.

Stellenbosch Academy Student wins the Street Art Meets Climate Change Challenge.

It seems the good news just keeps on coming for us this week! We’ve just heard that Lene van Heerden has won the ‘Street Art Meets Climate Change’ Challenge. The goal of the competition is to make messaging around climate change more relevant to the youth, with a style that is more interesting than pure facts or messaging.

After being named one of three finalists, Lene was the overall winner with her submissions, included below. Well done!

Stellenbosch Academy Wins 7 Student Loeries!

The results are in and boy are we proud! After securing 33 finalists in this year’s Loerie Awards, we are so excited to reveal our 7 winning pieces of work.

Silver awards went to Amy-Lee Bayman, Henk Malherbe and Michelle van Sittert, while bronze awards went to Danielle Human & Carmen Coetzer, Amy-Lee Bayman, Caylin van der Walt and another for Danielle Human for a piece she worked on, on her own.

Well done to everyone – both students and lecturers, we know how hard you all work for this and it’s so gratifying to see it pay off in this way.

Loeries – we’ll see you next year!

Thirty Three Loerie Finalists!

What incredible news to share with you! We’ve just heard that our students have secured 33 finalists for the Loerie Awards 2017!

To everyone involved, from our students who provide the hard work to our lecturers, who provide the inspiration – well done! What a great way to be recognised!

To see all of our results please click here, then search for ‘Stellenbosch Academy’ in the search box and you’ll see all 33 (yes, thirty three!) of our finalists.

We can’t wait to see how everyone does. Good luck!


Maryke van Rensburg – Photography

It’s always so exciting to see our alumni do well once they’re out there in the world! Here, we’re sharing some work by Maryke van Rensburg, who graduated from the Academy with a BA in Applied Design and Photography.

Her work has been featured in Fuse Magazine and we must say – it looks incredible! Great work Maryke!

You can visit Maryke’s website here to see more of her work.

And if you’d like to follow her on Instagram, you can check out her profile here.