- The Presidential Golf Challenge takes place on Thursday in Cape Town
- President Cyril Ramaphosa will be playing alongside business leaders to raise funds for the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation
- The money raised will be distributed to various charities by the Foundation on behalf of Ramaphosa
On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa teed off alongside business leaders and other stakeholders at the annual Presidential Golf Challenge to raise funds for charity.
The event took place at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in Melkbosstrand, Western Cape.
The annual challenge was hosted by the Ministry for the Public Service and Administration in partnership with the private sector.
It forms part of a programme of activities concentrated around the State of the Nation Address and raises funds for charities designated by the sitting president.
It also provides an opportunity for networking between government and partners in other sectors of society, Briefly.co.za gathered.
“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 in a statement released by Ramaphosa’s acting spokesperson, Tyrone Seale.
“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 Presidency added the event will afford 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."
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