MEDIA STATEMENTS: Presidential Golf Challenge 2018

Date: 21 Feb 2018

Members of the media are invited to the annual Presidential Golf Challenge (PGC) which is hosted as part of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) activities.

The purpose of this initiative is to raise funds for charities designated by the sitting President while simultaneously facilitating an opportunity for networking among decision-makers within the private sector and entities from the three spheres of government on the day subsequent to the President’s SONA.

The initiative, coordinated by the Ministry for the Public Service and Administration, is a joint effort with the private sector to partake in developmental initiatives to empower society, with this year’s contributions to be made to the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF).

The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation will in turn distribute the proceeds to deserving charities.

The CRF was formerly known as the Shanduka Foundation, which was established in 2004 by the Shanduka Group and its founder, President Cyril Ramaphosa.

In 2015, the foundation changed its name to Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and became an independent organisation.

Over the past decade of its existence, the Foundation has had a meaningful impact on the economic and social development of South Africa.

Together with its partners, it continues to make a tremendous difference in the lives and circumstances of many underprivileged individuals. Through dedication, collaboration and a commitment to creating positive change, the Foundation continue to build on previous achievements to create a South Africa we can all be proud of.

The golf event will afford the President an opportunity to continue emphasise the role of business in economic development and growth using education as a tool for sustainable development and economic growth, and to also allow for corporate social investment alignment that seeks to make education for the poor a reality.

Attending the golf day will be Cabinet Ministers; Members of Parliament; Members of Executive Councils; Directors-General; Heads of State Owned Enterprises and Executives from the private sector.

Members of the media are invited to the PGC as follows:


DATE: Thursday, 22 February 2018
TIME: 08H00 – 17H00
VENUE: Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Cape Town


TIME: 19H00 for 19H30
VENUE: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town

NB: Media are advised to confirm their attendance and forward their accreditation details (name and surname, ID/passport numbers, contact details and name of media house) to:

Ms Liezil Cerf at or 076 778 2380


Ms Wisane Mavasa at or 082 806 1351 by 12H00, Wednesday, 21 February 2018.

The identity document should be produced for entrance to the PGC.

Only accredited media will be allowed access to the Presidential Golf Challenge and the Fundraising Dinner.

More on the Foundation:


Mr Joe Makhafola

Spokesperson: Ministry of Public Service and Administration

0712901735 or

Issued by the Ministry for Public Service and Administration

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