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Guild To Host Second Annual Brave Exhibit And Auction To Support Brave’s Work To Create The Next Generation Of Female Leaders

Image credit: Justine Mahoney
Image credit: Justine Mahoney

Image credit: Justine Mahoney

Across the African continent, over 80% of school-ready girls enrol in grade one, but by the time they reach university, only 8% are successful in continuing their tertiary education. BRAVE is changing this. BRAVE uses the power of travel to create opportunities for girls living in some of the most dangerous communities across Africa to complete their education and become effective, ethical leaders, explorers and advocates for themselves and others.

Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural BRAVE dinner and exhibit in July 2016, GUILD is hosting the second annual BRAVE exhibit and auction at its flagship store and gallery in the new silo district in Cape Town. On Thursday, 23 November, guests will be treated to live music, with canapés by The Yard and drinks by Spice Route, followed by enthralling stories from extraordinary explorers, leaders and adventurers, including two of the all-female Black Mamba anti-poaching team; acclaimed artist Justine Mahoney; National Geographic Explorer of the Year, paleoanthropologist Marina Elliot; visionary GUILD director, Trevyn McGowan; the first female conservation student from African Leadership University (ALU); and Rock Girl spoken-word poet Miche Williams.

At the auction, artists and designers, along with luminaries from across South Africa, will come together to raise funds for scholarships for the very first young women to enrol in the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation, and to support the fifth Rock Girl Road Trip. At the event, the first ever BRAVE mobile studio will be on hand and a BRAVE award will be given to a woman or girl who lives the mission of BRAVE, to build a just, equal and safe society.

Once again, the auction will feature one-of-a-kind pieces created by well-known artists and designers, including a BRAVE cuff by Kirsten Goss, a BRAVE mosaic bench by Lovell Friedman, a BRAVE limited-edition furniture piece by Laurie Wiid van Heerden, an exclusive BRAVE ceramic piece by Ceramic Matters, a custom BRAVE knife and knife-making course by Conrad Hicks, specially-designed tables by Anthony Shapiro and Rock Girls, bespoke safaris from Wilderness Safaris and Singita, and a weekend at a Perfect Hideaways retreat.  Adventure experiences offered include a deep-water diving course with world champion Hanli Prinsloo and an adventure day with an Escape+Explore guide and Rock Girl intern. In addition, a BRAVE pop-up shop will offer limited-edition bracelets, T-shirts and other items.

GUILD is an adventurous portal into the world of African design, and includes Southern Guild Gallery, GUILD Studio and Store. It is also devoted to creating a safe environment for its team and for those artists and designers in its stable.  BRAVE is honoured to partner with the dynamic design space.

DATE: 23 November

TIME: 6pm

TICKETS: R500 through Quicket at

ADDRESS: GUILD, Shop 5B, Silo 5, V&A Waterfront

To find out more about the event, visit or contact

India Baird on 082 734 4569 or or Carolyn Innes on 084 666 2365 or



BRAVE was launched in July 2016 to create a more just, equal and safe society.  BRAVE is a membership organisation committed to providing opportunities for girls and young women to become ethical, effective leaders.  Rock Girl Road Trips and scholarships for girls to attend the African Leadership University School of Wildlife Conservation are two of the initiatives supported by BRAVE.