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The Courage Initiative continues to find ways to get the community involved in raising funding to ensure that those in need do not go hungry.

Our DUCATI Raffle was a massive success. We are amazed by the tremendous support and can now announce that we sold over 500 tickets! We will be processing all ticket purchases this week and will issue individual raffle numbers next week. Thank you once again and good luck to all those ticket holders who are hoping to win the coveted DUCATI.

THE RAFFLE IS CLOSED (officially ended at midnight on the 31 May 2020)

RAFFLE DRAW – We will be doing the raffle draw live at the close of the Auction on the 16th June 2020 which starts at 17:00. We strongly suggest you head over to the ONLINE AUCTION page and register so that you can be alerted of all the upcoming news.

YOU CAN START BIDDING NOW – If you are interested in the auction items you can start bidding now.

Read on to find out more…..


There’s a lot to look forward to this coming Youth Day, 16th June, as COURAGE gears up to host a virtual charity auction of covetable and wanderlust lots.


Great thing is you can head over right now and start bidding on the online auction today right up until the LIVE event on the 16th.

Take a peak – don’t be shy start bidding now – it’s for GOOD and the Courage Initiative

Natural Selection – All-inclusive package for two, consisting of 3 nights at Sable Alley and 3 nights at the new Jacks Camp, Botswana (Value R203 040.00)

Bidding on the auction commences today – with the final auction event kicking off at 17h00 on June 16th – Youth Day in South Africa and the duration will be approximately 1,5 hours. Much admired local MC and auctioneer Joey Burke with the assistance of live virtual performances by Zolani Mohala and Alan Committee will be helping participants to dig deep and claim their winning bids!

Start bidding today and get excited as you experience the incredible interactive bidding process designed and built by one of the COURAGE community volunteers, Lisa Leathes.

Each lot in the COURAGE auction has been donated with the express intention of helping to ease the hardship of members of the Imizamo Yethu (IY) and Hangberg communities. Participating in the live auction is a powerful step in making a massive difference where it is needed most in Hout Bay. Courage is also proud to be collaborating with and to be supporting other great organizations who are also doing great work at this time of need. To view lots and participate in the auction, click here.

Luxury 2 nights at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (Value R16 950.00)


The live COURAGE WANDERLUST AUCTION will feature scores of exclusive lots.


Bid on a week-long stay worth R30 000 for six guests in a French Gite in the Dordogne Valley, getaways to a host of five-star properties including an all-inclusive stay at Angama Mara in Kenya, voted number one safari destination by Condé Nast Traveller, 6 nights at the world acclaimed Natural Selection’s premier lodges Jacks Camp and Sable Alley in the Botswana Okavango Delta, two nights in the award-winning Singita Lebombo as well as stays in the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, the phenomenal Tintswalo Atlantic, once in a lifetime Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Saseka, and a host of other dreamy, exclusive properties in Southern Africa


Local chefs and South African winemakers have also gifted a series of epicurean experiences. South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has gifted a dinner for two at his award-winning restaurant JAN in Nice, France in aid of COURAGE while lots like a dinner hosted by Masterchef Celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or dinners cooked in your home by local culinary superstar personalities Cheyne Morrisby and Liam Tomlin are sure to stir up plenty of interest.

DINNER FOR 2 with Wine Pairing at JAN in Nice, France (Value R7000)

Wines from Paul Cluver, Vilafonté and Bouchard Finlayson are already part of the auction line up, with plenty more expected to be added before the final auction event on June 16th. 


For adventurous souls, some of the lots include a private day surf and wine adventure with Escape + Explore as well as an afternoon sail for 8 people on Cape Town berthed yacht Strumpet.


custom designed Richard Scott original Vespa worth over R200 000 has been donated to the COURAGE auction line-up and will be loaded this week while bids for photographic artworks by Hout Bay valley resident Klaus Tiedge can already be made. 

Custom Artist Richard Scott painted Vespa Primavera 150 cc – white (Value Priceless)


As more exciting lots are gifted and loaded onto the website in the coming weeks, the COURAGE live auction page is guaranteed to become a hotbed of activity. For further five-star lodge experiences in Southern Africa to one-of-a-kind artworks, spa spoils and fashion must haves, keep an eye on the Courage Online Auction and make your mark.

In order to gain access to the bidding, participants will need to register for the auction.  To take part in this ground-breaking charity initiative COURAGE is calling on all interested parties to register ahead of auction day, June 16th via https://courage.africa/my-account/

All monies raised will go to further the extraordinary endeavours undertaken by the COURAGE team, and other wonderful NGO partners collaborating in this auction.  Where funds are being shared on auction lots, beneficiaries are clearly stated so you are able to direct your support to your favoured NGO.

From the moment lockdown was announced on 23 March, a group of concerned Hout Bay residents mobilised to create a centralised system for the procurement of funds and food to be distributed in IY and Hangberg.

To date, more than 30 000 food parcels have been delivered to people’s homes along with tons of fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from local farms and suppliers. The organisation has built a database of residents at risk, created a solid distribution network and is on the ground in these communities on a daily basis, bringing much needed sustenance to the people who need it most.

For more information about the COURAGE Auction or how to get involved visit www.courage.africa