Wits students and invited artists showcased their musical and poetic talents last Saturday night, in an effort to raise money for charity.
Jubilee Residence held its annual talent show, themed “Touching hearts through entertainment”. The event was organised to raise funds for the Door of Hope and Christ Church Christian Care Centre in Berea. Jubilee recently took responsibility for these two homes.
Bands including Trace of Art from Daveyton and Two Coffees and One Milk entertained the audience. The crowd was also given a chance to participate through song, dance and poetry during the open mic session which took place in the last hour of the show.
Opera group Cantores Magna Ensemble stole the show with their unique genre of music. They were the only opera music group present.
The MC for the evening was the sharply-dressed Lazola Cutalele. He performed a rap freestyle that caught the attention of the appreciative audience during the open mic session.
Ernest Oppenhiemer Residence won the raffle ticket draw, taking home a R300 dinner voucher for two, at Rococo in Sandton.
Chief organiser Dikamatso Mabhena thanked the guests for attending and donating to a worthy cause.
“What motivated me to organise the event was the lack of necessities like stationary and tutors to help the kids do their homework in the homes”, she said.
Additional profit was made by selling drinks, snacks and raffle tickets.
A local soapie star and a number of students offered themselves for sale last Thursday night, amid the autumn leaves, golden apples and green vines of Eden.
The Sunnyside residence held their annual charity auction, themed “When Adam Met Eve”, to raise funds for the Christ Church Christian Care Centre (CCCCC) in Hillbrow. Ten guys and eight girls walked the runway, alongside Themba Nofemele, who plays Ranthomeng on Muvhango.
But it was a woman student, dressed in pink and black, who stole the show. ‘Sider Blaze drew the highest bid (R1000) and the loudest applause – bringing in more than double the amount paid for Nofemele.
The MCs were Smash Afrika and Koketso Morakile. The girls were dressed by a Sunnyside resident named Cleo. The men dressed themselves.
There was no music for the first half as organisers could not find a cable for the sound system. Even though the auction suffered a few technical difficulties, the night was a success, said chief organiser Memme Monyela.
Refreshments were provided afterwards in a nearby venue for the bidders and the auctioned models to get acquainted.
The CCCCC provides children with food, clothes and help with their homework. Monyela said the SRC also contributed financially to the charity.
Every year a different charity is picked to benefit from the auction.
The runway model up for auction.
Model up for auction
One of the models facing the crowd.
Blaze, who got highest bid.
Auctioned Models strut for a charitable cause.