In light of the COVID-19 safety measures and the subsequent closing of institutions of higher education and workplaces, we have decided to postpone the AfriSam Student Challenge to the 2021 academic year.

We believe that postponing the Student Challenge to the 2021 academic year will allow students to apply their learnings to the students brief and showcase their design skills at a more ideal time.

We’ll continue to evaluate and provide more updates on when the AfriSam Student Challenge will resume.


Student Winner

  In 2019 the inaugural winner of the AfriSam Student Design Challenge, Wits student Hashim Tarmahomed, was announced at an event hosted at the internationally acclaimed Johannesburg Council Chamber in Braamfontein. 23-year old Tarmahomed grabbed the opportunity to showcase his creative design and love for sustainability.

He said the challenge to craft a symbiotic relationship between the Johannesburg Art Gallery, its lavish art collection, and its surroundings was satisfying. “The brief was clear: to reconsider the agency of boundaries and to create a new public interface. Tarmahomed received a R60 000 cash prize for his winning design.

AfriSam launched the AfriSam Student Design Challenge to incentivise the next generation of designers to foreground sustainable solutions in design thinking.