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Phakama UK Benefit
October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
PHAKAMA UK BENEFIT
MAD Leadership Foundation presents Phakama UK Benefit. A cultural showcase celebrating the potential South Africa holds.
The 2018 UK Benefit, reveals the establishment of the fundraising mantra and symbolism, that of Phakama. Phakama, originating from isiZulu, means Rise Up. The power of this word encompasses so much of what MAD Leadership Foundation aspires to, in both our scholars and that of our supporters. The chosen symbolism is the King Protea, being the national flower of South Africa. The King Protea adapts to survive wildfires by its thick underground stem, which contains many dormant buds; these will produce the new growth after the fire. The King Protea quite literally rises up even after it has been burnt down.
The combination of this iconography and powerful symbolic word together creates the movement for this event. Phakama UK Benefit stands for the strength and resilience our scholars possess in continually and consistently rising up and above any circumstances or hurdles that might inhibit their potential or diminish their dreams. It too stands for the challenge we place to our supporters, to rise up and take a stand for education and leadership development in South Africa. To rise up for our future leaders and to rise up and be the difference.
ABOUT PHAKAMA UK BENEFIT
Join us for a spectacular evening of philanthropy and sophistication, set to the art nouveau backdrop of Painters’ Hall, an iconic building in the heart of London.
Phakama UK Benefit provides a window to South Africa – a cultural showcase and celebration of what South Africa has to offer in food, wine, art and entertainment. Combining an appreciation for South African art, heritage, and philanthropy. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception; South African inspired food and La Motte wines, a live and silent art auction, entertainment by the acoustic folk-rock and afro-blues due – Bottomless Coffee Band and more. This year’s event is set to be a spectacular evening celebrating the best of South Africa.
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Venue: Painters’ Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD
Time: 19:00 for 19:15
Cost: Tickets are unfortunately sold out
A PASSION FOR ART
MAD Leadership Foundation has showcased and featured both upcoming and well-known South African artists at our national and international fundraising events since our inception. Art has consistently been at the heart of our auctions, allowing MAD Leadership Foundation the opportunity to showcase creative talent, as well as to raise funds to invest in South Africa’s future leaders.
ARTISTS AT PHAKAMA UK BENEFIT
Adriaan Diedericks // Andrew Orapeleng Ntshabele // Anton Smit // Astrid Dahl // Donald Greig // Elizabeth Balcomb // Gawie Joubert // Janko de Beer // Lionel Smit // Marke Meyer // Marieke Prinsloo- Rowe // Mbongeni Buthelezi // Pamela Stretton // SaySay.Love // Skye Holland // Solly Smook // Vivien Kohler
For more information or to make a booking, please contact:
Wilmari du Plessis, MAD Leadership Foundation Event Coordinator:
firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)66 306 2425