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(25 June 2010) bidorbuy, South Africa’s online trading platform, is hosting an auction by the South African Institute for Traumatic Stress (SAITS). The auction features a metal sculpture called Celebrate FIFA World Cup 2010. The sculpture was designed by Marius Page and executed by a group of artists. Besides Marius Page, Patrick Gamedala, Shadrack Ncugutu and Moses Seretlo were also involved in the creation of this work of art.
The Celebrate FIFA World Cup 2010 sculpture is made out of metal. It features an enormous football boot, a ball, referee’s whistle and – of course – a vuvuzela. The final piece measures 200 x 150 x 75 centimetres and weighs 80 kilograms.
The auction on bidorbuy runs until 3 July 2010 and the starting bid is R35,000. This magnificent piece of art beautifully commemorates the historic event: the first FIFA World Cup to be held on the African continent and is especially suitable for a corporate art collection. The sculpture can be viewed at the O. R. Tambo International Airport Voyager Lifetime/Platinum check-in counter.
All proceeds from the auction go to SAITS, an organisation that trains people in government, hospitals, and schools, places of worship, police stations and private practitioners to provide appropriate help for survivors of violence, many of whom would otherwise have no access to counselling.
As its contribution, bidorbuy will wave its usual commission, which can be between one and five percent of the selling price, and promote this auction on the home page of the site. To make it easier for prospective bidders to navigate to the SAITS listing, a permanent link called Charity Auction: 2010 Art has been placed on the top left hand side of www.bidorbuy.co.za.