A Deutsche Schule Johannesburg learner shows off his entrepreneurial skills


The entrepreneurial spirit of learners at Deutsche Schule Johannesburg shone through at the school’s fashion show on September 2-3.

DSJ public relations manager Savo Ceprnich said this year’s fashion show provided a platform for young entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses.

“The opening scene featured clothes from Grade 10 Rebecca Klass, who started her savings business Nearly New during lockdown. Rebecca not only provided the clothes for the show’s biggest stage, but also styled the models and ran her pop-up shop at the event’s night market.

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Rebecca said her business idea was born out of a desire to get rid of old clothes.

Rebecca Klaas is ready to welcome customers to her pop-up store.

“My mother suggested that I sell my old clothes and buy new ones that match my style. Later, I started doing pop-up thrift stores and recently launched my social media page.

Rebecca said styling the models for the school fashion show was an amazing experience.

“I styled them to match their sense of style and personality and also put my best looking and shiniest clothes on the runway. I felt such a sense of accomplishment seeing my logo on big screen and seeing models wearing my clothes while people were clapping.

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The Grade 10 student added that apart from being an entrepreneur, she spends her time playing the piano, reading a lot of books and taking belly dancing lessons.

The budding entrepreneur advised aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their passion.

“Always follow your heart and your dreams and never give up on things that may seem impossible because you never really know what you are capable of until you try.”

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