Thato Radebe

Multi-award-winning Johannesburg based jewellery designer/lecturer working at the University of Johannesburg.

Thato Radebe is a multi-award-winning Johannesburg based jewellery designer / lecturer working at the University of Johannesburg. He obtained his National Diploma in Jewellery Design in 2010 and then his BTech degree in Jewellery design in 2011 from the University of Johannesburg. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as a jewellery design lecturer at The Durban University of Technology. He returned to The University of Johannesburg in 2014 where he spent 2 years lecturing. In 2015 he obtained his BA honours degree in design from The University of Johannesburg with Cum Laude. In 2016 he spent 6 months as a merchant buyer for Sterns and American Swiss in Cape Town. In 2020 he obtained his Masters in design where his focus in on multimodal jewellery. Thato runs an e-commerce bespoke jewellery design company named Thato Radebe Jewellery and has recently joined forces with two other jewellery designers to start South African Jewellery Week.


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