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MAD Leadership Foundation Annual Valley Flair Art Auction raises over R1.1 million for future leaders

On Saturday, 24th February, Make A Difference (MAD) Leadership Foundation collaborated with Klein Constantia to host the annual Valley Flair art auction. Various celebrities, sports personalities and socialites from across Cape Town gathered in order to bid on art from top local artists. The auction was a huge success, raising over R1.1 million towards developing the future leaders of South Africa through education.

Art enthusiasts with a passion to make a difference were invited to enjoy an evening of award winning Klein Constantia wine, appetizing canapes catered by Bertus Basson from Spice Route, live entertainment from Arno Carstens and an opportunity to bid on unique art.

Unique local art

Popular artists from South Africa’s diverse art scene donated pieces to be auctioned. Pieces on offer were created by the popular local artists. There were pieces by Mbongeni Buthelezi, Sizwe Khoza, Dylan Lewis, Christy-Lee Rodgers and Vincent Osemwegie, to name a few.

Charity auctioneer Ariella Kuper from Clear Asset conducted the auction. A key auction items were Janko de Beer’s ‘Sanctified’, which sold for an outstanding R 390 000. Another piece was Mbongeni Buthelezi’s ‘Boy Running’, which sold for R 80 000.

Comments former Springbok Captain Francois Pienaar, founder of Make A Difference Leadership Foundation, “Showcasing our extremely talented local artists is a privilege. Their donation of time, expertise and unique artworks contribute massively to supporting the leaders of tomorrow. These leaders will one day have meaningful impact in their community, their city and in their country.”

The heart of MAD Leadership Foundation is to develop leadership through education. Their process is to identify scholars with potential. Integrated programmes then support the students financially and mentor the development of their skills.

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