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Since 1999, AuDITIONS has been funded and driven by AngloGold Ashanti with the objective of developing jewellery design talent in South Africa, and strengthening the human resources in gold jewellery in our country to the benefit of the South African jewellery industry. 


AngloGold Ashanti has challenged South African designers to innovate in gold design. Each AuDITIONS competition has a unique theme that provides designers with direction and inspiration.


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Florida Society of Goldsmiths

Ilze Oberholzer is a jewelry designer from South Africa, and an At-Large member living in America. She was the overall winner of Audtions 2005/2006, the worldwide jewelry design competition hosted by AnglGold Ashanti.


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MIMI Magazine Blog post

The MIMI Magazine featured my winning piece on their blog.

Design Achievers 2006

The Design Achievers Awards by The South African Buro of Standards posted the following.


Ilze's lecturer says: "Occasionally a student crosses one's path in whom one recognises that intangible quality where talent and a sense of social responsibility are fused. I believe that Ilze's potential will be realised, no matter which direction her life journey takes."


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