President Cyril Ramaphosa participated in the annual Presidential Golf Challenge at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Melkbosstrand, on Friday, 9th February 2024.
Established in 1999, the Presidential Golf Challenge (PGC) serves as a platform for the sitting President to raise funds for a charity of their choice. Organized by the Minister for Public Service and Administration, this collaborative effort with the private sector aims to contribute to developmental initiatives that empower society.
The Challenge not only generates funds for developmental charities but also fosters networking opportunities among decision-makers from the private sector and government entities across all three spheres. The event traditionally takes place the day after the President’s State of the Nation Address.
This year, the Challenge will support the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, with funds directed to the Adopt-A-School Foundation—a partner entity. The funds will be utilized to construct ablution facilities in schools, aligning with the Department of Basic Education’s SAFE Initiative (Sanitation Appropriate for Education). This investment is crucial for maintaining the dignity of learners and staff while contributing to the enhancement of social infrastructure in the country.
President Ramaphosa is particularly honored to have 14-year-old Botshepehi Phakoe from Mangaung, Free State, as his playing partner this year. Botshepehi, recognized as one of the top young players in the Free State Junior Union, adds a unique and inspiring element to the event.
Following the golf challenge, on Friday evening, President Ramaphosa will express his gratitude to the event’s sponsors and partners during a prize-giving dinner, where players will be duly recognized for their participation and contributions.
Numerous members of South Africa’s cabinet, deputy ministers, and influential business figures were observed participating in the prestigious golf event.
Images by: DepiMedia™, Article by : Shalen Shalen Singh. 2024