We are thrilled to announce the launch of SU’s Mandela Day fundraising campaign, an extraordinary initiative aimed at uplifting and supporting health sciences students who face financial and food insecurity. Led by the dedicated Prof Karin Baatjes, Vice-Dean: Learning and Teaching of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this campaign seeks to make a lasting impact in the lives of aspiring healthcare professionals.
Building upon the success of our previous debt-alleviation campaign, which surpassed its target by raising an incredible R67 000, we are rallying together once again to create an even bigger wave of positive change.
Event 1: Silent auction for health sciences students
Prepare to be dazzled by an exclusive silent auction that sheds light on the challenges that health sciences students face. These exceptional individuals are determined to make a difference in the world of healthcare, and your support can help them achieve their goals. With a fundraising target of R67 000 – symbolising the 67 years of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary public life – the auction will open on Mandela Day, 18 July, and run until 1 August.
Imagine bidding on signed, limited-release wines from esteemed wineries, indulging in a weekend getaway or owning a masterpiece by renowned artist Dr Owen Wiese. These are just a few examples of the enticing items awaiting your bids. Also, you can look forward to an unforgettable dining experience at Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar in Franschhoek, where you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with South African celebrities.
By participating in the silent auction, you not only have a chance to make extraordinary purchases but also contribute to the success of deserving medical students. Your bids and donations will be powerful acts of support, enabling these students to pursue their dreams without financial hardship.
Place your bid here.
Event 2: Cooking experience with Reuben Riffel
Calling all food enthusiasts and aspiring home chefs! We are excited to partner with celebrity chef Reuben Riffel for an exclusive cooking experience on 1 August. Step into the culinary world of Chef Reuben as he guides you in creating a delicious meal in just 67 minutes. This immersive experience, hosted in the state-of-the-art kitchen laboratory at the SU Division of Human Nutrition, will not only teach you practical cooking skills but also provide holistic support to students in the Department.
To enhance your culinary journey, Leopard’s Leap will be providing perfectly paired wines, adding an exquisite touch to the entire experience. By participating in this event, you will be cooking up an atmosphere of camaraderie, learning and generosity, all the while supporting the health sciences students who are the future heartbeat of our healthcare system.
Join us on this remarkable journey of compassion, empowerment and community. Your participation in SU’s Mandela Day fundraising campaign will make a difference in the lives of deserving students and leave an indelible mark on the future of healthcare. We can build a brighter future, one student at a time.
Mark your calendars, spread the word and get ready to be part of something truly extraordinary. Together, we can turn dreams into reality and ignite hope for the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.
Tickets will be available soon at Quicket. Stay tuned for updates!