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Manufacturing Indaba 2018

Breaking the Mould Auction raises nearly R250,000

The Breaking the Mould auction, organised by Octagon, raised almost R250,000, as a tribute to South African women who have overcome challenges and inspired other. Clifton Shores creator, Quinton van der Burgh was the lucky bidder to secure one of only three unique Jenna Clifford butterfly pendants at the gala dinner held in honour of Serena and Venus Williams recently.
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The mining tycoon and entertainment mogul also bid for and bought a pink-and-white tennis dress from Venus Williams's EleVen range, which the tennis star had worn at the Western Southern Open in Cincinnati earlier this year, spending R66 000 on his bids.

Jeweller and entrepreneur, Jenna Clifford, who was named as one of the first mould-breakers in the new campaign, designed two exquisite white gold and diamond pieces containing pink sapphires and tanzanites for the Williams sisters and decided to make a third one especially to benefit the campaign.

In partnership with The Sports Trust, a cheque of R100,000 was handed over to Wheelchair Tennis SA at the Williams sisters' exhibition match at Ellis Park this past Sunday.