SABC3 AUDITIONS: David Tlale’s new reality show ‘The Intern’ calls for aspiring fashion designers

David Tlale

SABC3‘s new reaality show ‘The Intern by David Tlale‘ for aspiring fashion designers to enter.The show ste to hit South African screens in July 2017 and 12 hopeful fashion designers battle it out for the title of Assistant Designer for the house of David Tlale and you could be one of them.

The show will give 12 lucky contestants the opportunity to take part in a 13-week internship programme consisting of various challenges and eliminations.

The first phase will be a national road show, where David and his team will be visiting …

  • 22 & 23 May 2017 –Castle of Good Hope – Cape Town
    25 & 26 May 2017 –iGoda Incubator -Durban
    29 & 30 May 2017 – TBC – Polokwane
    01 & 2 June 2017 –Johannesburg City Hall – Johannesburg

On the day, David will be giving workshops to the hopeful contestants at each of the locations and will choose the lucky 12 contestants that will join him in Johannesburg. The final 12 contestants that are chosen will then not only compete on the 13-week reality TV show to be The Intern, but will also, on elimination from the TV show, get an opportunity to join David Tlale’s in-house internship programme for 6 months. Closing dates for each city is the second day of the competition at noon.

Participating in the program requires contestants to either be self-taught with a minimum of three years’ experience in the fashion industry, or be student currently working on achieving their degree or diploma in Fashion Design (final year students only). Above all, this internship is open to everyone residing in South Africa. Every selected contestant will receive exposure on national television during the show, and will participate in David Tlale’s internship programme after elimination for a period of 6 months. The ultimate winner of the TV show will become David’s assistant designer and win a studio to the value of R250 000.

To enter aspiring designers must compile a complete fashion design portfolio of their own work including their fashion résumé. The portfolio will then be judged by David Tlale and 12 contestants will be selected. Three complete garments must be ready to show at the pre-judging, models and styling will be provided

All the entry information can be found on the website for electronic submission. You can also submit at your nearest SABC office addressing it to:


Commissioning Editor; Content Hub.
Tel: 011 714 5354
4th floor TV office building,
Cnr. Henley & Artillery roads,
Auckland Park,
Johannesburg, 2006

If you have not been able to submit your portfolio beforehand, you can bring your design portfolio on the day to be judged by David.