President Ramaphosa tees off for charity

Thursday, February 22, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa will this morning tee off at the annual Presidential Golf Challenge alongside business leaders and stakeholders.

Held at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in Melkbosstrand, Western Cape, the golf challenge raises funds for charities designated by the sitting President and provides an opportunity for networking between government and partners in other sectors of society.

The 2018 Presidential Golf Challenge proceeds will be donated to the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation which will in turn distribute funds to deserving charities, the Presidency said.

“President Ramaphosa welcomes private sector funding for charities and commends companies and individuals for finding the means in tough economic times to demonstrate generosity and goodwill in support of needy communities and organisations.”

The golf event also affords President Ramaphosa an opportunity to emphasise the role of business in economic development and to appreciate the positive impact of corporate social investment on poverty alleviation and the transformation of South African society.

This annual challenge is hosted by the Ministry for the Public Service and Administration in partnership with the private sector as part of a programme of activities concentrated around the State of the Nation Address.

Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of Executive Councils, Directors-General and heads of state-owned enterprises are expected to play a round of golf. - SAnews.gov.za

 

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