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Congratulation to DAF Alumni Hannah Lavery! One of the two winners chosen from over a 1000 who entered the Nedbank Business Ignite with CapeTalk this year. 

Winners receive a business incubation package worth R260 000. Airtime to promote their business on CapeTalk. A cash injection, and an intensive innovation, digitisation and scaling program with business growth expert Matsi Modise.

DAF Alumni, Hannah Lavery, completed her Diploma in Fashion at Design Academy of Fashion in 2011. After graduating, she established the Hannah Lavery label and has built a successful South African business that talks to a woman’s needs and comfort.

Garments are not only stylish and appropriate for the workplace, but also extremely well made and comfortable. The business strengths comes from the fact that all design and manufacturing is done in house. Hannah focuses on job creation at every stage of the business.

“I am so THRILLED today winning the Nedbank Business Ignite competition! Thank you so much to @missmatsi , @nedbank and @capetalkza !

The last few months have thrown everything into the air and left us all frantically trying to catch the falling debris. But one thing it has taught me is to be grateful for the things I do have and that are stable, in an unstable world. And what I am most grateful for is my incredible team who have shown unwavering commitment to the brand, demonstrated adaptability and shown impressive ingenuity — and for our customers that have really shown up for us in the last few months. What is interesting about a shake up like this is that it smashes the frameworks and allows us to re-think how we do things and where we go from here. This prize will help to do just that, to guide and lift us into these new directions.

Thank you to all of you! And congratulations to the other winner @skywalkinnovations — cheers to you!”

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