Ramaphosa tees off in fundraiser to eliminate pit toilets in SA schools

Ramaphosa tees off in fundraiser to eliminate pit toilets in SA schools

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used his favorite past time to raise funds- golf. Ramaphosa hosted the annual Presidential Golf Challenge on Friday and says most of the proceeds raised will be spent on a campaign to eradicate pit toilets in South African school.

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Friday saw President Cyril Ramaphosa teeing off for change at the Presidential Golf Challenge. Ramaphosa revealed that 70% of all proceeds raised will be spent on a national campaign to eradicate pit latrines at schools.

The president had been joined by business leaders and various stakeholders at this years event at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in the Western Cape.

The aim of the challenge had been to raise funding for charities designated by Ramaphosa as well as providing the state and partners with an opportunity to network.

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Speaking at the Presidential Golf Challenge gala dinner at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Ramaphosa had announced:

“The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation has decided that of the money that is being raised here today, 70% of it is going to go towards supporting a national campaign to ensure that we get rid of pit latrines,”

Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had spoken at the State of the Nation Address the night before. At the event he had condemned the fact that nearly 4 000 schools still have 'inappropriate' sanitation facilities.

Addressing attendants at the dinner, Cyril had declared that the proceeds will also go towards up-skilling teachers and the incubation of small to medium size enterprises.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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