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City takes golf to the people - Soweto Country Club sod turning ceremony

On behalf of The City of Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba, and the SAT Development Board, you are cordially invited to the “sod turning” ceremony at Soweto Country Club, which will mark a major milestone in the upgrade of this facility.
The City of Johannesburg, in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government, the PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour, European Tour, Golf RSA, and the private sector have embarked on an exciting project of upgrading the Soweto Country Club situated in Pimville, Soweto, for the benefit of all the residents of Soweto and surrounding areas.

The historic course was designed by native South African and the country’s most beloved sportsman, Gary Player. The World Golf Hall of Famer announced at his birthday celebration, held at Soweto Country Club, that he would gladly undertake the golf course redesign at no cost.

The decision to refurbish this facility was informed by the City initiative to change the face of golf in Johannesburg and take the big tournaments to the people, irrespective of their class, whilst enabling an environment that stimulates small business development in townships.

The City has strategically decided to support sporting codes that were considered elite, such as golf, tennis, rugby, equestrian and swimming to ensure equal access to opportunities, as well as foster an environment of social cohesion.

Members of the media are invited to the Sod Turning Event to be held as follows:

Time: 13H00
Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Venue: Soweto Country Club
5353 Mokoka Street
Pimville, Soweto

Please RSVP to Ursula Vlismas: ursv@iafrica.com
Media enquiries:
Karabo Tledima
Media Specialist
Office of the Executive Mayor
City of Johannesburg
Tel: 011 407 7523
Cellular: 081 546 1014
Email: Karabot@joburg.org.za
Or

Nthatisi Modingoane
Deputy Director Communications
City of Johannesburg
011 407 7354
0824679228
Email: NthatiseM@joburg.org.za