Imibala Summer Gala Silent Auction 2024

Imibala Summer Gala Silent Auction 2024

Presented by: Imibala Trust

Contact No: +27 21 852 0418

Email: [email protected]

Location: Somerset West

Start: 2024-02-02 15:00

End: 2024-02-08 19:00

Tax Rate on Fees: 15.00%

Currency: ZAR

Imibala Summer Gala Silent Auction 2024

In IsiXhosa, the word “Imibala” means “colours”. “Turning Grey Todays into Colourful Tomorrows” and is a phrase that Imibala has embodied - to convey our mission to bring more colour and positivity into the lives of countless people in the Helderberg and Graaff-Reinet areas.

Our organisation started small, with a simple goal – to provide support to the region’s children (and their caregivers) in the form of school supplies and uniforms. As Imibala has grown, so too has the scope of what we do – organically adapting to meet the identified needs of school children on an academic, social and cultural level. To that extent the programmes now span drama, pottery, ballet, music, robotics, mathematics, literacy, and life skills, all running from our Imibala precinct in Somerset West.

In 2002, when statistics were first compiled, 53 children were supported through the Trust. In 2023, a sustainable cohort of 3,000 children, from 31 schools (21 schools in the Helderberg and 10 schools in Graaff-Reinet) received school uniforms. Additionally, over 8000 Imibala students benefit from our extensive extramural programme, and over the years more than 87,000 lives have been touched and transformed by the Imibala initiatives. 

Today, with the support of more than 2,000 donors, sponsors, and volunteers, the Imibala Trust is growing from strength to strength, preparing the youth for a better future.

The Imibala Summer Gala’s live auction, and the Silent Auction on this platform, were held for the first time in 2023 and raised R11.5 million. These funds have made it possible for Imibala to open a new property in Hermanus, as well as procure busses and other much needed equipment for the existing Imibala Village.

All the proceeds from this year’s auction, both live and silent, will again go directly and fully to growing and maintaining The Imibala Trust, thereby making a changeable, positive difference to the lives of thousands of children. 

 Terms & Conditions of Sale

1. The Imibala Trust acts as an agent for The Imibala Summer Gala. Unless otherwise agreed, the sale of the lots will result in contracts made between The Imibala Summer Gala and the buyer.

2. The buyer shall be the person with the highest bid accepted on the BidPro platform.

3. Statements by The Imibala Summer Gala in the catalogue or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any  lot are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon as statements of definitive fact. Neither The Imibala Trust nor The Imibala Summer Gala are responsible for the correctness of any such statement, nor for any other errors of description or for any faults of defects in any lots. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only.

4. Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the condition of goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.

5. Bids should be placed in South African Rand.

6. All lots are to be paid for in full within 48 hours.

7. All lots can be collected by the buyer from The Imibala Trust in Somerset West. No lot can be collected unless it has first been paid for in full. The buyer will not acquire title to the lot until amounts due to The Imibala Summer Gala have been paid in full. From the time of collection, the lot will be entirely at the buyer’s risk.

8. If buyers are unable to collect their purchases, please contact The Imibala Trust via email at [email protected] to arrange collection, at your cost.

Payment Method

  • The Imibala Trust will send successful bidders an invoice on Friday, 9th February for payment. This will be sent to the email address provided on BidPro.
  • All lots are to be paid for in full within 48 hours.
  • For any queries, please contact [email protected], copying in [email protected]

Auction Times

Open to view from Friday, 2nd February 12:00

Auction Opens: Friday, 2nd February 17:00

Auction closes: Thursday, 8th February 21:00

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