Thank you Cape Town - Rialheim to close 117 Long Street Store
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After 5 amazing years in the bustling Cape Town CBD, Rialheim will close its Long Street Store this July. We would like to thank all our loyal customers for your continued support over the years. In this blog post we round up the top 5 things you need to know.

1.) Closing date and flash sale

Our last day of trading will be Friday, 26 July so be sure to pop in before then as we are running a flash sale for the next two weeks. Offer valid while stocks last.

2.) Shop in store

You can still shop Rialheim products in selected @Home and Made In SA stores in Cape Town.

3.) Shop online

To shop our full collection, shop our online store and have it delivered to your door. Our online store is open 24/7 and now houses our full collection with designer table lamps being added this week!

4.) Order wholesale

As a registered trade partner, Rialheim has launched a dedicated online wholesale ordering portal that’s easy to use and takes the fuss out of placing an order.

5.) Our roots remain in the Western Cape

The Rialheim studio located on Clairvaux Estate in Robertson will still continue to produce our beautiful handcrafted ceramics from quality African Clay and with plans for expansion to accommodate increased export demand there’s more to come as we embark on the next chapter of #DreamBelieveFly!

Need more info?

Send us a message and we’ll be happy to assist with any queries.

Why we fell in love with Rand Steam

The early days

Rand Steam Laundy in the late 1890’s.

Rand Steam Laundy in the late 1890’s.

With the discovery of gold at Langlaagte not far from the site of Rand Steam, a mining camp followed by a more substantial town populated mostly by single men came into being. These men struggled to get their washing done due to long working hours, water scarcity and drainage problems.

During this time, a number of Zulu men who had acquired the skills of washermen from the Indian dhobis practicing their trade in the Umgeni River in Natal, descended on Egoli (the City of Gold) to seek work. They soon organised themselves into regiments, each with an “induna” at the head and proudly wore a uniform of a white turban - a nod to the Indian washerman who had taught them their trade. These men became known as the “Amawasha”.

Unfortunately due to a drought in 1896, the Witwatersrand streams could no longer sustain the pressure of ever increasing amounts of washing and the Amawasha were instructed to relocate to the Klip River, twenty-five kilometres south of the town.

Johannesburg had now become lucrative to capitalists and an American named FO Nelson saw an opportunity in establishing a modern steam laundry when he arrived in South Africa just before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War in 1899. On the site he established the Palace Steam Laundry to the west and the Rand Steam Laundry to the east. This site soon developed into a small village scattered with worker’s cottages, huge sheds, stables, a blacksmith and compounds. 

Nelson’s enterprise soon became the largest in sub-Saharan Africa and was fully equipped with the latest technology and machinery. The Rand Steam Laundry was so reputable that it was known far and wide with washing being sent via rail from as far as Cape Town.

With the advent of the washing machine becoming commonplace in the 1950’s together with the invention of easy-care fabrics, the laundry’s business declined rapidly and by 1963 the laundry ended operations. Sadly the first elements to disappear from the site were the iconic two towering chimney stacks which had served as a landmark for many decades.

The years that followed saw the site occupied by many craftsman including a metalworker, antique restorer and a motorcycle mechanic. The historic buildings were demolished without the necessary permission by the the previous owners in 2008 leading the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust to hold the site frozen for nearly ten years whilst negotiations were ongoing to restore and rebuild the property to its former glory.

A new era for Rand Steam

Rand Steam restoration in progress - The Moolman Group restored the site to its former glory.

Rand Steam restoration in progress - The Moolman Group restored the site to its former glory.

The newly open Rand Steam is located on the busy corner of Barry Hertzog Drive and Napier Street, just a stone’s throw away from Milpark Hospital and surrounded by prominent private schools.

The Moolman Group partnered with Jonker Evolution and Group 44 and embarked on this exciting development to restore this iconic site to its former glory. Group 44 have extensive experience with redeveloping Victoria Yards and 44 on Stanley, which is only 400m away from Rand Steam.

“Most new developments seek to be modern and futuristic in terms of design look and feel. With this development however, a great emphasis has been placed on restoring an iconic Richmond streetscape and paying homage to Johannesburg’s early history as a mining town.  In doing so, the centre has a great narrative which resonates with shoppers, tenants and media alike,” says Anelda Barnard, Rand Steam Marketing manager. 

Rand Steam will be a great alternative to your typical shopping centre and will be distinctly different from some of the competitors in the area. Due to the authenticity of the development, the tenant mix includes carefully curated, bespoke type stores, these include Rialheim, Candice Berman Gallery, ReTrend, Hers, His & Home, Bonafide Barbers, Famke Jewellery Design and Manufacturing, August Clothing, Rain, Exclusive Leather, Fabricate, Tapenade and Friends and Nap Living.

Enter Rialheim Rand Steam - the beginning of a new dream for our flagship store

Rialheim Rand Steam is set to redefine the Rialheim Brand experience.

Rialheim Rand Steam is set to redefine the Rialheim Brand experience.

Opening June 2019, Rialheim Rand Steam is set to redefine the Rialheim brand experience with a new signature store furnished with bespoke, locally made shop fittings, designer ceramic wall tiles and a full lighting collection. 

A collaboration between MRS. & Rialheim has also brewed up a new café, Boho Café & Co., that will feature inside the store and offer grab & go coffees as well as seated options allowing guests to lounge and linger with exciting organic offerings and pastries - a fresh curated space where ceramics and cappuccinos seamlessly mingle.

Rialheim Rand Steam will serve as the launch venue for our new product lines including our range of bespoke wall tiles, pendant lights and table lamps making our new flagship store the go to destination for locally crafted décor that is designed to be fun and functional.

For more information about Rand Steam Shopping Centre please visit: http://randsteamcentre.co.za

For enquiries about Rialheim Rand Steam please use the contact form below:

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Labneh & Fried Eggs by Marlien Wright

Serves 2

Labneh & Fried Eggs served in Rialheim Superdate Bowl

Labneh & Fried Eggs served in Rialheim Superdate Bowl

I am always looking for interesting recipes with eggs as they are the perfect breakfast food. Combined with the live Greek yoghurt in this recipe, you also introduce beneficial gut- friendly probiotics to your diet.

Herbed Greek yoghurt sauce

1 cup Greek yoghurt (see page xx) 1 tbsp dill, finely chopped
1 tbsp mint, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, grated

1/ 3 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Eggs in chilli ghee

1 heaped tbsp ghee or unsalted butter 1 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp ground cumin

4 large eggs

To garnish

1⁄2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1⁄2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped or sliced salt and pepper to taste

To make the herbed Greek yoghurt

Evenly mix Greek yoghurt, chopped dill, mint, grated garlic, salt and ground black pepper together. Cover tight with plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour.

To cook the eggs in the chilli ghee

Combine the ghee or unsalted butter, chilli flakes, paprika and ground cumin in a pan over medium heat, stirring continuously. Once the butter has melted, let the spices cook gently for another minute, then turn the heat up and break the eggs carefully into the chilli ghee mixture, place the lid on the pan and cook to your preference (I prefer soft and sunny side up).

Lastly serve the fried eggs and yoghurt on a plate in any manner that pleases you, sprinkling generously with the herbs and chopped spring onions.

Recipe from Marlien’s new cookbook The Mandala Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Restore & Heal Your Gut. Stand a chance to win one of six copies by entering our competition below.

Miso Sesame Chicken by Marlien Wright

Serves 4

Quick, easy & deliciously healthy! Miso Sesame Chicken served in Rialheim Regal Bowl.

Quick, easy & deliciously healthy! Miso Sesame Chicken served in Rialheim Regal Bowl.

This easy to make crowd pleaser takes very little time to prepare and even fussy offspring will eat it with enthusiasm! In addition its gut friendly and is the perfect midweek meal.

Ingredients

2 cups brown basmati rice
2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 cup tender-stem broccoli 1 tbsp coconut oil
10 spring onions, chopped
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp miso paste
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Method

  • Soak the basmati rice for approximately 2 hours, then drain and cook for at least 30 minutes in well-salted water until fluffy.

  • Season the raw chicken with salt.

  • Steam the tender-stem broccoli gently and set aside.

  • Heat the coconut oil in a deep pan and sauté the spring onions and chicken pieces (on fairly high heat) until the chicken is cooked through but still tender. Add the rice vinegar, miso paste, grated ginger and garlic and steamed broccoli, and continue stir-frying for 2 minutes on high heat.

  • Lastly, stir in the cooked basmati rice until the whole mixture is coated in the sauce.

  • Serve with a sprinkle of lightly toasted sesame seeds.

Recipe from Marlien’s new cookbook The Mandala Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Restore & Heal Your Gut. Stand a chance to win one of six copies by entering our competition below.

Banana Flour Pancakes by Marlien Wright

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Brunchtime goals

Brunchtime goals

Kids love these and you can feel quite smug when another wheat-free meal has been served to your family. Bananas are rich in inulin, a resistant starch that travels all the way to the large intestine where it becomes food for your good bacteria.

Ingredients

3⁄4 cup banana flour
2 eggs
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
salt to taste
50 ml of A2 milk, water or a milk substitute like coconut/almond or rice milk
ghee or coconut oil

Method

Simply add all the ingredients, except the ghee/coconut oil, to a mixing bowl and beat well until you have a smooth consistency.

Then scoop/pour the batter into a hot pan that has been coated with a ghee/coconut oil. The size of each pancake should more or less resemble that of an American pancake, or ‘crumpet’.

Wait for small bubbles to appear on the surface before turning over, aiming for an attractive golden appearance and then serve with your choice of topping.

Note: Top with fresh berries/bananas, yoghurt and raw honey. For a more savoury option try streaky bacon with some real maple syrup

Recipe courtesy of Marlien Wright and extracted from her latest cookbook, The Mandala Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Heal and Restore Your Gut. Win one of six copies of this cookbook with Rialheim this month. Click below to enter.

Rialheim & @home celebrate four years working together with a bespoke new collection of unique tableware jewellery
Tableware jewellery - the new collection by Rialheim for @home

Tableware jewellery - the new collection by Rialheim for @home

Rialheim will make its fourth appearance in selected @home stores countrywide this December. In celebration of our relationship which started in 2015 we have collaborated with the team at @home to bring you a collection of unique tableware jewellery to bring homegrown sophistication to your festive table this season. 

 

As a proud local supplier to @home, we wanted to celebrate the handmade element that occurs in each product by highlighting it even more accentuating each items individuality and allowing the natural power of ceramics to flow more freely. To achieve this we have developed a tableware accessories collection with three different looks. 

Scratched matte black with bronze rim   Each item was individually scratched by our Artisans to ensure the uniqueness of each item. It is our aim that this freeness in making resonates with the @home end user. At the same time we wanted the bronze and matte black to flow naturally into each other. This colour combination is dedicated to our African culture and heritage.

Scratched matte black with bronze rim

Each item was individually scratched by our Artisans to ensure the uniqueness of each item. It is our aim that this freeness in making resonates with the @home end user. At the same time we wanted the bronze and matte black to flow naturally into each other. This colour combination is dedicated to our African culture and heritage.

Scratched Sky Grey with bronze rim   This colour combination also features the handcrafted texture, but what we love about the new Sky Grey, featuring in our new collection  Evolution , is the combination of matte black and white that naturally fuse together in the kiln highlighting the handmade texture on each piece.

Scratched Sky Grey with bronze rim

This colour combination also features the handcrafted texture, but what we love about the new Sky Grey, featuring in our new collection Evolution, is the combination of matte black and white that naturally fuse together in the kiln highlighting the handmade texture on each piece.

The Big Bang white and black with an exposed nude clay rim   The Big Bang glazing technique provides each item with a unique look and allowed our glazing team to play with white and matte black. We combined it with the exposed nude terracotta to balance the strong glazing technique. Each piece in this collection is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Big Bang white and black with an exposed nude clay rim

The Big Bang glazing technique provides each item with a unique look and allowed our glazing team to play with white and matte black. We combined it with the exposed nude terracotta to balance the strong glazing technique. Each piece in this collection is truly one-of-a-kind.

“Our journey with Rialheim has been a truly inspirational one. Not only is it amazing to see a young local talented brand turn into an international success story but their passion for developing and inspiring people is closely aligned with @home’s core values. We are very proud to be associated with such amazing people.”

-      Lelani Adamson, @home Buying Manager.

 

As Rialheim celebrates six years of #DreamBelieveFly we felt it relevant to celebrate the people whose skilful hands create the uniqueness in each product. This collection is a true reflection of each artisan’s talent and the magic of African Clay. We salute the team members who have grown from a gardener to one of our best artisans in the studio today, the person who started as a packer in our studio to heading up our dispatch department today, just to name a few amazing journeys. As a company, we believe in all of their dreams and are extremely proud of the development so far and excited to see this evolve in further as their skills develop.

Rialheim regularly talks about the pivotal role @home played in our journey as a company. It’s this partnership that has allowed more people access to our products and story by featuring us in their stores. It’s a partnership that has allowed Rialheim to simply move beyond an artisanal brand while opening doors that we were only dreaming of. This has enabled us to tackle big projects, both locally and internationally. 

The new Rialheim collection will be available in these @home stores from 6 December:

Cape Town: V&A Waterfront, Cavendish Square, Century City, Tygervalley, V&A Breakwater Centre

Durban: Gateway

Johannesburg: Design Quarter, Mall of Africa, Melrose Arch, Sandton

Win with Rialheim & @home

To celebrate our new collection we are giving away a complete set in either Sky Grey & Bronze, Matte Black & Bronze or Big Bang & nude clay to one lucky reader valued at R2150. To enter, simply answer the question below. Winners will be announced on 14/01/2019. T’s & C’s apply.

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Eating for your gut and mindful festive feasting: Interview with Marlien Wright 
Rialheim Marlien Wright

Marlien Wright is an avid yogi, nutrition coach, food writer and mother of two. She launched her first cookbook The Yoga Kitchen: 100 Easy Superfood Recipes in 2016 and has recently launched her second wellness orientated cookbook, The Mandala Kitchen: 100 recipes to heal and restore the gut. This is the second time that Marlien has collaborated with Rialheim in her books using our bespoke serveware for styling and serving. We recently met with Marlien to discuss her latest book and what’s to come.

 Congratulations on launching your second cookbook, tell us a bit more about the book.

Thank you, my second book, The Mandala Kitchen focuses on eating for your best Gut Health. Good gut health translates into a strong immune system, natural weight management, better mood and reduced inflammation.

 

What's your favourite recipe from the book?

That’s a devious question and very difficult to answer, but I can nominate the Sesame & Miso Chicken – which is definitely a crowd pleaser, as well as the Chocolate Pots which is pure yumminess - minus the guilt.

 

This is the second time that you have worked with Rialheim for your cookbooks, what’s the relationship been like and why do you enjoy working with our products? 

I absolutely love working with Rialheim, the ceramics inspire me to create beautiful dishes and they are so wonderfully unique, cheeky and beautiful. I also love the Rialheim team and their philosophy of collaboration and bravery. I am very proud to have a relationship with Rialheim and look forward to celebrating their delightful pieces in the future, I just know when I see a new collection from Rialheim it will put a huge grin on my face.

 

When you’re not cooking up recipes for a new cookbook, you’re also a busy yoga teacher and nutritional coach. How do you strike a balance and what can we expect to see from you next year? Any new projects you would like to share? 

I am a mom of two little girls which keeps me very busy, but when there is time, I enjoy reading, knitting, photography, walking or hiking. I am always working towards simplifying my life, and finding joy in the everyday rituals and simplicity, it is my greatest challenge! With that in mind it has inspired me to dedicate my 3rd cookbook to really simple nourishing meals as well as the therapeutic, mindful and zen aspect of cooking and eating.

 

What’s your ultimate comfort food?

I love potatoes, and after years of them getting a bad rap, we now know that they are actually fabulous gut health food, especially once cooked and cooled – potato salad here we come! I really love a baked potato, served with a homemade slaw…or homemade stews, they speak to me!

 

The festive season is notorious for over indulging - what are your tips for feasting without putting on the kilos? Whats your favourite Christmas dish? 

Well my best piece of advice would be to follow a Mediterranean approach to the big Christmas lunch, start with a salad, then a vegan dish such as stuffed mushrooms, then the main course of either roasted Turkey, Lamb and/ or pasture fed Ham or a vegetarian main such as , and then fishing off with a desert, give yourself a good 45 min between each course and choose organic & pasture fed only – always strive for quality above quantity. My favourite Christmas dish is roasted Brussels Sprouts dressed with a sprinkling of Pecorino cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and sundried onions…so yummy

 One quote to live by? 

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” Thich Nhat Hahn – to me this translates into shifting my focus away from my own issues and worries and directing it towards they only thing that really matters…our relationships with our loved ones. Namaste!

 

Where can people buy the book?

The Mandala Kitchen is available from all major book stores such as Exclusive Books, as well as online retailers Takealot.com & Yuppiechef.com

 

We’re giving away 6 copies of The Mandala Kitchen

We’re giving away 6 copies of The Mandala Kitchen

Win with Rialheim & Marlien Wright

To celebrate the launch of The Mandala Kitchen and our 6th birthday, we’ll be giving away six copies of Marlien’s latest cookbook. To enter, simply answer the question below and leave your details for a chance to win. Winners announced on 14/01/2019.

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Interior design tips and tricks, we interview the owner of The Post House Hotel in Greyton
Each room in the Post House Hotel has a unique style, each with their own charm.

Each room in the Post House Hotel has a unique style, each with their own charm.

Janet Higginson and her husband, John, recently embarked on a massive project transforming the historic Post House Hotel in Greyton into a tourist destination that mixes the old with the new whilst being able to compete with some of the best boutique hotels in the world. Their impeccable style combined with a flair for hospitality and property development has resulted in a country style retreat perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of city living. Undertaking such a project is definitely not for the faint hearted and requires a clear vision from the onset. In this interview, we sat down with Janet to discuss her process.

Unwind in style at this Greyton retreat.

Unwind in style at this Greyton retreat.

 What was your inspiration when renovating the Post House?

Colour definitely played an integral part in our inspiration for the hotel. The property before was very neutral and we wanted to incorporate more energy and personality into the space with the strategic use of colour.

The eatery features rich fabrics and subtle pops of colour.

The eatery features rich fabrics and subtle pops of colour.

How did you balance incorporating the old with the new?

We worked slowly through each section trying to optimize it to its full potential and using bold, rich fabrics helped nicely to set the tone. The Post House was originally constructed in 1860 and is one of Greyton’s oldest buildings so we wanted to pay homage to the rich history in our rooms and public spaces. The building was used as a trading post and a place for lodgings for tired travellers. The main building which houses the restaurant and new coffee pod, also includes the pub, which is well-known for the Bells Whiskey advert and was also Greyton’s Post Office. We have honoured the pub’s humble roots with a vintage post box perched on the counter.

 

The pub pays homage to its roots with a vintage post box proudly perched on the counter.

The pub pays homage to its roots with a vintage post box proudly perched on the counter.

Why did you choose Rialheim for most of your wall decor?

Rialheim products are funky and original giving each space personality and flair. We also love being able to display skulls that are made out of ceramics as they are kind to nature whilst bringing the beauty of Africa indoors.

Rialheim medium cow skulls in one of the luxury suites at The Post House Hotel.

Rialheim medium cow skulls in one of the luxury suites at The Post House Hotel.

What are your top tips for anyone embarking on a project like this?

1. Make sure you have the time to focus and reflect while pushing through - having no other distractions helps a lot!

2. Keep to your budget as much as possible as it is easy to get carried away and then you cut corners at the end if the funds run out.

3. Plan your contractors accordingly to the renovations so that what has been fitted or supplied does not get damaged by the next contractor.

 

One style tip to live by?

Go with what suits you and what you feel comfortable in whether it is clothing or the space you are in.

 

What is your favourite aspect of living in Greyton?

There is no traffic, it is generally quiet and there is a real community feel to the village.

A country escape, tranquil gardens at The Post House Hotel

A country escape, tranquil gardens at The Post House Hotel

This month, we have teamed up with The Post House Hotel offering you the chance to win a Greyton Getaway valued at over R5000. To enter simply click below.

 

For more information on The Post House Hotel and to make a reservation, please visit: https://theposthouse.co.za

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5 Tips for looking after your succulents

2-min read

by Simone Cleary

The Rialheim Pig Bowl in Splatter White styled by Little Succulent Co.

The Rialheim Pig Bowl in Splatter White styled by Little Succulent Co.

Little Succulent Co. started a year ago when my hobby of growing and planting succulents turned in to a small business making succulent arrangements from my home with the help from my three little girls.

Why succulents?

1.) They are super trendy.

2.) They are low maintenance and easy to care for.

3.) They look good all year round.

4.) Whether you are a green thumb or a novice gardener succulents are one of the easiest plants to care for.

5.) There are many different varieties which make for lovely succulent arrangements.

Top tips for looking after your succulents

1.) It is important that Succulents are planted in the correct soil to ensure their survival and healthy growth. The perfect combination of organic soil, pumice and sand making it well draining like Succulents need.

2.) Succulents require lots of drainage as they don’t like too much water or they may rot.

3.) Succulents are easy pleased house guests and survive indoors thanks to their special adaptations; fleshy leaves, thick stems and enlarged roots that allow plants to hoard water.

4.) When it comes to watering ‘Less is always more’. Supply your plant with a generous amount of water once a fortnight. I always recommend to gently touch the soil and if you feel it is dry then it needs a generous shower of water. If it is still moist from it’s last water. Check it again in a couple of days.

5.) Succulents love lots of sunshine to ensure they remain healthy and their colour vibrant. Succulents can be kept indoors but they require a well lit position. It’s encouraged that they are taken outdoors on sunny days.

Bespoke Succulent planters have such impact and wow factor and they make for the perfect centrepiece indoors and outdoors.

A dream worth believing in

By Rial Visagie

Pictured from left to right, Daniel Swanepoel (Rialheim CEO), Francois Pienaar (MAD Leadership Foundation Founder and Chairman), Helette Pieterse (MAD Leadership Foundation CEO), Rial Visagie (Rialheim Creative Director).

Pictured from left to right, Daniel Swanepoel (Rialheim CEO), Francois Pienaar (MAD Leadership Foundation Founder and Chairman), Helette Pieterse (MAD Leadership Foundation CEO), Rial Visagie (Rialheim Creative Director).

It is our unique cultural diversity that enables us, as South Africans, to create magic on the global stage.

The inaugural Themba Gala called on the riches of our unique society by auctioning some of South Africa’s finest art, donated by 24 of our country’s top established and emerging artists. Art has always led society by challenging the status quo, holding up a mirror to current and global affairs. The bravery of this industry always demands attention and introspection. The donation of such work by local artists to Make a Difference Leadership Foundation enables South Africa’s future leaders to follow their dreams in realising a better future, not only for themselves but for their society at large. This makes me incredibly proud to call myself a South African and humbled for Rialheim to have been a part of this fantastic event.

Esteemed artists included Mbongeni Buthelezi, Anton Smit & Jaco Sieberhagen.

When Rialheim was challenged to join the movement to support 1000 leaders through MAD Leadership Foundation we immediately jumped onboard, supporting founder & Chairman Francois Pienaar’s dream to expand the organisation’s reach and impact. At present, MAD Leadership Foundation, together with their corporate and event partners, artists and individual supporters currently fund 220 young leaders at schools and universities in all nine provinces helping them achieve academic and leadership excellence. This fills me with so much excitement for tomorrow, for the future of our great country.

“Just imagine a world where every single person can follow and realise their own dreams. What a wonderful world that can be.” 

The venue was adorned with bespoke Rialheim décor including over 1000 ceramic birds and our Humanity Vase & Industrial Candle Stick in Bronze

I am privileged to live my dream every day and believe it is my basic human right to do so. To live your life, by following your dreams is not without challenges. Therefore, organisations like the MAD Leadership Foundation are vital for our society because they believe in and facilitate these dreams, aspirations and hopes. #DreamBelieveFly afforded Rialheim the opportunity to join the movement of creating 1000 future leaders by co-hosting the inaugural Themba Gala that took place last week and we are extremely proud to have played a role in raising R1.8 million during the event enabling young people to follow their dreams, ensuring that their potential becomes possible.

“This event reminded me that our rich and complex diversity combined with a little magic really can make a difference.”

Some of the esteemed guests at Themba with entertainment by Zolani Mahola & Arno Carstens.

See more photos by clicking here.

You can play a part on the journey to supporting #1000Leaders by pledging a donation to MAD Leadership Foundation.