The Final Challenge


The Final Challenge

This week on Win A Home, we reflect on the journey of each of our top three contestants. Then, our judges take a look at their fully revised apartments that now stand as a testament to their individual style. 

Who is going to have what it takes to win? Jacoline... Sifiso... or Zimkita? There can only be one!

Here is a little recap on their journeys: Left to her own devices in Episode 8, Jacoline made the bold decision to break down the wall in her bathroom. In the end her mini demolition – and lots of hard work paid off and her bathroom really impressed. It turned out that Jacoline was on a winning streak as she'd go on to win the kitchen challenge too in Episode 9! Next, Jacoline took on the patio challenge but lost to Zimkita. However her mentor kept her motivated. Spurred on by Schane, Jacoline embraced her final room challenge, decorating the spare bedroom, and proved her mettle once more winning the final bedroom challenge in Episode 11.

After loosing Renata in Episode 8 Zimkita had face the next challenge, decorating the kitchen, all on her lonesome. Unfortunately, Renata might've been a lucky charm as Zimkita lost her mojo with a kitchen deemed worst. While that was a low point, Zimkita managed to pick herself up and put her skills to the test with the patio challenge in Episode 10. As it turned out, Zimkita's newfound energy didn't go to waste and despite losing the final bedroom challenge in Episode 11, Zimkita is still confident she has what it take to win the competition.

BluPrint's final group challenge was to decorate their balcony in Episode 10.  They also completed their final individual challenge in this episode. The challenge was to create an online property listing for their apartment, something that tested both their skills and as well as their friendship. The toughness of this particular challenge also saw Sifiso and Wanga have their very first argument. BluPrint's balcony was deemed the worst, but their individual challenge would be the deciding factor as to which of the two would go on to design another day as the team champion and become one of the top 3. And with that, the bromance of Sifiso and Wanga came to an end. But, while together, they certainly lived up to #BOLD! 

Judging the value of the homes this week are industry experts Simon Bray of Private Property, Elle Décor Magazine Editor, Bielle Bellingham, and Nedbank’s Head of home loans, Tim Akinnusi.

Which designers’ house is the most marketable? Who will win the ultimate R100 000 prize? Don't miss Sifiso, Jacoline and Zimkita last chance to impress the judges and transform their futures!


Entries for the Win A Home Grand Prize are now closed but if you entered here is what you stand the chance of winning!

Set within the prestigious suburb of Umhlanga Ridge, Ilala Views, comprising 69 units, lives up to it's name offering spectacular views of Durban's coast line. The estate offers secure living in the ultimate location. 

That's not the only thing we're giving away.

Our second prize is the all new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The luxurious nappa leather interior with meticulously finished details invites you to lean back and listen to the concert hall quality of the Burmester sound system while the all-wheel drive serves up a smooth, powerful ride that cruises over any terrain.

A seriously athletic SUV with light-alloy wheels and powerful dynamic select engine, the GLC is a brilliant study in space, sportiness and safety. In fact, it's so innovative, it can act as your virtual eye on the road, warning you of hazards coming your way, assisting with breaking and even detecting when you're drifting out of a lane and then making the adjustments to help you stay there. Better yet, it can automatically park by itself - just like your very own personal valet. But trust us, this is a car you'll want to drive yourself!

As for the third prize, it's R50 000 worth of LG products. This way, you can furnish your home with appliances that can add style and function to your living space with their sleek appearance and cutting edge technology!

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Bielle Bellingham
Elle Décor Magazine Editor

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Schane Anderson
Olala Interiors
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Grant Webster 
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Ntokozo Ntuli
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