Winner of homewise youth competition announced
On Sunday,13 October 2019 Provincial Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers announced the Winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition - UX/UI Design for a Government Housing APP.
The winner of the competition is 24-year-old Anesu Malisa from Bellville. He walked away with an Apple Macbook package to the value of R30 000.
Anesu Malisa said, “Thank you so much for the opportunity. I love tech I think that the future answers of the world will come from APPs. It is really such an honour to have been part of this. Thank you for opening it to guys like myself who don’t really know how to get into industries like this. But you created a platform for us who are daring to dream and believe that the world can be a better place with APPs. Thank you so much in believing in the vision of what you are trying to do. I hope and believe that what you are trying to do is going to manifest in the next 5 years or so.”
Minister Tertuis Simmers said, “Today is a proud moment for us as a Department, as we’ve been able to engage with some of the best and pioneering young techies in this province. Initially our intention was to only award the winner of this competition – however, we have since decided to handover prizes to the top three.”
The second runner up 20-year-old Cynthia Augustine from Pinelands, and 1st runner-up 24-year-old Annabela Bekker from Constantia both walked away with a R5000 voucher to further their creative work.
The competition was launched on 23 July 2019 and closed on 30 August. It called on young people between the ages of 16 – 35 to design mock-ups, prototypes or wireframes that sets out the user experience and user interface (UX and UI) of the envisioned APP.
After going through many entries 20 entrants met the qualifying criteria. The winners were chosen out of the 20.
The Department opened this competition with the aim of developing a citizen engagement APP for housing information. The APP will assist citizens to be “HomeWise” regarding government housing assistance and services available to them in this Province.
The Department congratulates the winners and thanks all those who participated for their effort.
Mr Nathan Adriaanse
Director: Communication and Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 021 483 2868
Cell: 083 263 1720