The Mdzananda animal clinic in Khayelitsha Photo: AP Photo
Cape Town – Children from Wolwerivier and Khayelitsha will get their hands dirty to help raise money for the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.

The Savara Initiative - Giving is Living will hold a charity art auction at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate on March 16 and the children will make art using trash that would then be used as a part of the auction.

Workshops will be organised within the townships to help the children with the project, to ensure that those not artistically inclined can be involved as well, organisers said.

The project will also be incentivised with prizes. Proceeds from the Wine & Cheese Art Auction event will go back into the community and be used to help the animals and pets, through the two organisations: Wolwerivier Outreach Work and Mdzananda Animal Clinic.

“We have also recently added a new beneficiary to the charity, the Seabird Rehabilitation Centre (SANCCOB). In order to attract a larger crowd to the art auction, we have invited local South African artists to join our cause and sponsor some art. 

"We have had an incredible response and have managed to secure donations from artists all over South Africa. We have over 60 local artists donating to this cause, including Anton Smit, Richard Scott, Jean Doyle, Tony de Frietas, Hennie Niemann snr and many more.

“We had our first workshop with the children and it was a huge success. We had over 50 children. They will be getting a glass-bottom boat trip to seal island as their prize,” organisers said. 

Tickets can be bought at For more information, contact Sioni Mavani-Puri on or 0828815598.