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Style Authority has partnered with TEARS Foundation and Gert-Johan Coetzee to create this unique competition. 

Enter via the competition page on www.styleauthority.co.za, subscribe to Style Authority and follow our Instagram page @StyleAuthrotiyOfficial. 

By donating a minimum of R25 to this Backabuddy project, you will automatically receive 5 additional entries to increase your chance of winning!

Gert-Johan Coetzee is a critically acclaimed, award-winning South African designer who is known for his dazzling and dramatic couture and red carpet gowns.

He has dressed celebrities across the globe such as Kourtney Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Rowland, Nomzamo Mbatha, Minnie Dlamini, Ayanda Thabethe and Bonang Matheba, to name just a few.

Gert-Johan Coetzee has just upped the ante for this competition, and you can now stand the chance to win your very own custom-made dress up to the value of R45 000!

The winner’s couture experience begins with a consultation with Gert himself, in which they will begin planing the creation of their dreams.

Due to the updated prize, the closing date of the competition has been extended to the 30th June 2019.

Donations

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • May 29, 2020 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Feb 28, 2020 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 820.00
  • "Xx " - Anon

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Awesome! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 10, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Such a worthy cause." - Paula

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "So happy to support this initiative " - Moloko

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "Incredible cause helping beautiful people " - Jess

  • Jun 22, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "All the best!" - Matthew

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 25.00
  • "Bless!" - Melissa Scheepers

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 25.00
  • "Great work. Partnering for good is always a good idea " - Elizabeth Mokwena

  • Jun 20, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Yeah great cause" - Abueng

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Such a great initiative. May we all strive to be helping hands wherever we find ourselves." - Alissa Flemmer

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "With love. " - Charity Ntombela

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "I’m so grateful to be playing a part in this initiative " - Sibongile Mangena

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Worthy cause" - Penny

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "A worthy cause" - Elsabe Pelser

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Change starts with me!! A dream come true!" - Shanika

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "A really great cause to help so many in need." - Suné

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 80.00
  • "Happy to be part of this cause " - Jess

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 30.00
  • "This is a great cause! Hope it reaches deserving people! " - Maddy Mutati

  • Jun 19, 2019 - USD $ 1.72
  • "Great cause!" - Simone

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Little goes a long way " - Kholofelo

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Little by little it makes a lot. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 12, 2019 - R 25.00
  • "Great initiative. " - Cindy Pienaar

  • Jun 12, 2019 - R 30.00
  • "For the greater good " - Nomakhosi

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "This is just something towards a bigger picture#Amen" - Kerry

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "???" - Letlhogonolo

  • May 30, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Lets bring hope to so many that has lost hope" - Nadia Bhai Mia

  • May 30, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "We hear your cry" - Wandile Ngobese

  • May 29, 2019 - R 25.00
  • "Great cause " - Phayo Khanyile

  • May 29, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Great Cause! " - Maggie Henson

  • May 29, 2019 - R 30.00
  • "Be blessed " - Maeshela

  • May 29, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Great initiative" - Krevosha

  • May 28, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "This one hit home for me..." - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2019 - USD $ 1.73
  • "Great initiative" - Darlyn

  • May 28, 2019 - R 25.00
  • "Keep up the good work" - Tiyani Baloyi

  • May 28, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Philippians 4 verse 19" - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the great work " - Monalisa

  • May 28, 2019 - R 25.00
  • "May the tears of the victims cleanse their eyes so that they may see their own beauty, worth and potential. All the love." - Rearabetsoe

  • May 27, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Awesome initiative guys ??????????" - Janine Howard

  • May 27, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Donation" - Nonkonzo

  • May 27, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "This is an amazing initiative. I sincerely hope that the goal is achieved. " - Empress K (Karishma Dukhea)

  • May 27, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Keep up the good work!!" - Dimpho

  • May 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Keep doing great work" - Kelebogile Mosimege

  • May 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Well done " - Natalie Hufkie

  • May 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Great work " - Alexandria

  • May 27, 2019 - USD $ 3.47
  • "Thank you for the opportunity" - Tehillah Chimfwembe

  • May 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Fantastic work and great cause!!" - Trish

  • May 18, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Great cause Jess! " - Marilyn

  • May 07, 2019 - USD $ 35.08
  • "A worthy cause to support. Well done Jessica" - Elisabeth and Mark Goddard

  • May 07, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Jess! " - Anonymous

  • May 06, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Such an amazing cause, we’ll done :) " - Mike

  • May 06, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck!" - Nick Gaertner

  • May 06, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Fantastic initiative! " - Tash

  • May 06, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Great cause! " - Tracey Douglas

  • May 05, 2019 - USD $ 13.94
  • "Good Luck!!!" - Catherine Hare

  • May 04, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "Good luck x" - Sindi

  • May 04, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "!!!" - Anna

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great work!" - Trish

  • Mar 13, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Helping raise funds for an amazing cause!" - Jessica Gaertner

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 10 207.89

Fundraising target

R 25 000.00
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TEARS Foundation

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TEARS – Transform Education about Rape and Sexual Abuse, sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS are challenges facing all South Africans.

Unfortunatley, many victims do not know where to find help. This, coupled with a lack of accesssible information results in victims not getting the attention that they need. Mara Glennie, founder of TEARS has this to say: “My motivation comes from a deeply personal space. I myself was a survivor of violence. I felt helpless and desperate and did not know where to turn. The memory of that feeling has never left me." It is estimated that 75 – 80% of victims of abuse do not report these crimes.

There are many reasons for this however, according to Mara, there is insufficient awareness of where victims can get help, information and how the justice system operates. TEARS aims to address this lack of information by providing instant referrals to the nearest assistance facilities by form of a “USSD” system (*134*7355# ), (similar to the “call back” sms) and to promote a change in societal attitudes through educational and awareness programmes.

Each of the women involved in this initiative or someone close to them, has had their own experience, and understands how it feels to be powerless and hopeless. Rape/Sexual Assault survivors need understanding and counselling in order to recover. They also need to be able to report such acts of violence and heal from them in an environment that is non-threatening. While it is unrealistic to believe we can eradicate this type of violence completely, by increasing awareness we hope to significantly reduce it.