South Africa’s premier design and décor reality TV show ‘Win a Home‘ is set to return with third season on SABC3 this May.
Every weekday between 4pm and 5pm a quarter of Afternoon Express will be dedicated to the reality and real-estate, drama and high-design of an all new season of Win a Home.
Win a Home spring-boarded the careers of the previous designer winners Donald Nxumalo (2014) and Jacoline Sema (2015) who have since made a big impact on South African interior design industry.
The 2016 design challenge applications are now open! This is the opportunity of a lifetime for passionate and qualified designers with less than five years work experience looking to make it big in interior design.
This year the design challenge contestants will be vying for two prizes.
One will be the Judges Choice, where the judges will pick a design winner who will receive R50 000 prize money as well as a paid internship with a renowned Cape Town interior design and décor studio.
In addition, this season the Win a Home viewers will be able to have their say, and vote online for their favorite rooms. The design challenge contestant with the most accumulated votes at the end of the competition will win R50 000. If the judges and viewers are in agreement this means that one design contestant could potentially win both prizes!
Win a Home are only choosing three of SA’s top emerging designers to turn three white-box apartments into haute couture homes on a prestigious lifestyle estate in the Cape Winelands.
Another exciting development for Season 3 is that this year competing designers will be mentored by three of South Africa’s leading home décor magazines.
Each of the three participating designers will be assigned a magazine title, who will guide her/him through the design process. Plus, these magazines will each do a feature spread on their mentee’s completed apartment.
How to enter

You can logon to, click on the Win a Home banner, fill out the application form, and send your design portfolio to

Closing date: applications close on the 11th of April.

Terms and conditions can be found on the website.

PS: The viewer aspect of the competition will remain the same so viewers will have the opportunity of winning a home.