18-year old wins award for incredible South African photo!

Capture with your iPad or iPhone: “What defines you as a South African?”


Johannesburg, South Africa – iStore and Think Ahead last week presented the annual Excellence in Education Awards 2019, which celebrates South African schools using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning.

18-year old Kamohelo Mahlatsi from Germiston High School Student won 1st prize in the prestigious #MySA iPhotography grade 8- 12 category with his entry.

The #MySA iPhotography category gave students the freedom to use photography to depict what it means to be South African.

On accepting the award, Kamohelo exclaimed his excitement, “My winning photo forms part of a series I have created entitled ‘the envisioned self’. Winning this award is a huge honour for me! 

I really enjoy being behind the camera and am excited to see what the future brings.” Kamohelo also commented that his series was inspired by Steve Biko.

Tshegofatso Mmahlatji, known as HARMONIX, is a self-taught photographer. In 2017, Harmonix won the iStore Portrait competition, and this has helped him elevate his profile in the photography world.

As a judge in the #MySA Photographer category, he mentioned, “This photo is a showcase of the perfect blend of technical skills and an artistic eye. The contrast in colours shows the diversity and beauty of South Africa and depicts a beautiful lush green grass landscape.”  

Michelle Lissoos, Managing Director at Think Ahead who presented the awards, concluded, “Over the past 12 years, we have had thousands of entries from a multitude of schools and economic backgrounds. The talent showcased this year was extraordinary. As creativity becomes such a key skill to succeed in today’s world – this event celebrates the magic combination of creativity, Apple technology and education.”

To view all Excellence in Education Awards 2 winners, please visit https://www.edexcellenceawards.co.za/

Sources: Excellence in Education Awards 2019
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African. 

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *