The Executive Mayor Parks Tau hosted the Mayoral Golf Day at the Roodepoort Country Club to raise funds for charity. Now in its ninth year, the Mayoral Golf Day has been raising funds for hospices, home-based care and support groups focused on people affected with HIV/Aids.
The MMC for Health and Social Development, Nonceba Molwele said initiatives such as the Mayoral Charity Golf Day show that City of Johannesburg is caring and socially responsible. “The fight against HIV/Aids can be won if the City and its partners work together. It is through partnerships such as these that we can do more and build better communities.” charitygolf
“The Mayoral Golf Day facilitates partnerships to address the challenges that are faced by the City and to enhance the work done by the non-governmental organisations in our communities”, said Executive Mayor Tau.
An amount of R1, 2 million was raised on the day for the Joburg Mayoral Aids Fund to address the primary needs and plight of people living with HIV/Aids. The Joburg Aids Council was established in 2001 to advise the City on Aids-related issues and campaigns and to mobilise communities to support fundraising and awareness programmes.
The Executive Director of Health, Dr. Refik Bismilla said there is stability in the prevalence of HIV/Aids in Johannesburg as a result of partnerships with the Global Coalition for Health to combat HIV/Aids. “All regions within the City have HIV/Aids treatment sites and thus are accessible to those needing them the most.”
The players who excelled were Happy Mnguni and Clive Korope with a score of 47 points.
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