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Marcelle Du Toit

South Africa & AFDA, 2013

Having seen up to seven award-winning feature films and an international tv series across the line, as well as a host of documentaries, short films and commercial content, Marcelle is one of the most exciting young talents to watch in the South African film industry. Known for her pragmatic, people-centric approach, Marcelle joined the Stage 5 Films team in 2013, bringing her creative thinking and steadfast dedication to the company’s full slate. Marcelle is passionate about employing innovative strategies to old systems and is recognised for her dynamic, forward-thinking approach. A Mandela Rhodes Scholar, Marcelle holds a post-graduate double major in Producing and Art Direction.


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We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

On 1 January 2024, I will be between the age of 19 and 29

I am a citizen of an African country

I have an undergraduate degree with above-average academic results (70% + or Upper Second Class Honours)


We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.


Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition - as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?


Do you admire Nelson Mandela’s ability to bridge historic divides through our common humanity? Do you believe that reconciliation and reparation are the key to transforming our societies so that everyone can have equal opportunity to thrive? And are you prepared to begin by grappling with your own internal divides and difficulties first?


Do you have excellent academic results, but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference to others? And do you understand that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?


Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?


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