Johannesburg – Monday, 27 May 2024 – Apart from your wedding day, your matric farewell is probably one of the most glamarous events of your lifetime, a fairytale evening that will be remembered for a very long time.

In 2023, RSG made the dreams of two matric learners, Alistacia Arendse and Athluano Stevens’ dreams a reality, by gifting each with a custom designed suit and dress specially made by 7de Laan’s wardrobe department. In addition a specialist photographer immortalized the evening on film and RSG’s Fran-Rico Lucas was there to add even more glamour!

David Muller Photography also came on board after hearing Athluano and Alistacia’s stories on air in 2023. He and Fran-Rico Lucas from RSG’s Intune and Jazz on RSG, ventured down to Worcester and Robertson to capture these two special people’s day.

This year, RSG has once againdecided to sprinkle some stardust on another two deserving matric students whose circumstances don’t allow for splurges on things like suits and dresses.

RSG is relaunching their Matric Farewell Dance Project – ENGELS , in collaboration with the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion.

Amoré Swanepoel, RSG’s Marketing Manager says, “These learners’ stories are what really moved us so much, that we had no choice but to launch this project again.” .

The Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion will work closely with this year’s two winners so they can create the suit and dress of their dreams.

Fiona Abdo, Academic Director at the Academy says, “The Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion was founded from Elizabeth’s goal to empower and develop young women, and our ethos of educating, supporting, and growing the South African youth through Fashion remains a priority.”

She further comments “Fashion is such a great self-expressive tool, and we recognize the emphasis and importance the matric dance plays in the lives of our matric learners. It’s the platform that they get to present themselves through Fashion and styling to their peers and their community. The Elizabeth Galloway team are privileged and excited to be able to work together with RSG and the competition winners in making their matric dance fashion dream a reality.”

Starting 27 May 2024 up until 09 June 2024, the public will be able to email their nominations for deserving students, by following these instructions:

–       Include the name and surname of the person you want to nominate.

–       The date on which the nominee’s matric farewell dance will take place.

–       The gender of the nominee (so we know whether a dress or suit will be required).

–       Disclose whether you have the nominee’s permission to share their story and information.

–       Write a motivation on why you believe this specific individual deserves to win a special dress or suit to wear to their matric farewell.

–       You cannot nominate yourself and the nominated individuals’ matric dance must take place between 01 August and 31 December 2024.

–       Email all of the above information to

–       For additional information visit

–       Nominations close midnight on 9 June 2024.

Winners for this year, will be announced on Thursday, 20 June 2024 and Studio47 House of Fashion Fabrics in Somerset-West will sponsor the fabric.

RSG’s matric farewell project was also launched on Monday 27 May 2024 on Morning Expresso on S3.

For more information, visit or RSG’s social media platforms.



Issued By: Group Communications

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