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2014 UWC Johannesburg Golf Day

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UWC hosts successful Johannesburg Golf Day

UWC hosts successful Johannesburg Golf Day

UWC marked its tenth Annual Golf Day in style when the University hosted a resoundingly successful UWC Johannesburg Golf Day in July. On a beautiful sunny day, 96 players took to a challenging golf course at the Wanderers Golf Club in Sandton, Johannesburg and teed off in a Better Ball Stableford format of the game. After a day of golf played in a wonderfully warm yet competitive spirit, John Massie and Gideon van Branden from Van Wyk Attorneys took the honours, with Christopher Williams and Pieter van Lochenburg winning second prize and Thomas Parker and Enver Swarts coming in third. The day was made even more memorable for Mandla Mbukwane when he shot a hole-in-one at the sixth hole.

At the prize-giving dinner, UWC's Vice-Chancellor and Rector, Professor Brian O’Connell, delivered a light hearted keynote address that encouraged all guests to contribute to higher education. Alumnus Dr Raymond Patel, CEO of merSETA, paid special tribute to Professor O’Connell for his enlightened leadership of the University.

Patricia Lawrence, UWC's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, thanked all the players who participated in the 2014 Golf event and expressed a special word of thanks to the sponsors:  Naspers Group (platinum donor), Ashburton Fund Managers, merSETA and PPS Insurance (watering hole sponsors), and prize sponsors Budget Rent a Car SA, City Lodge Hotels Limited, Distell Group Limited, Exclusive Mineral Water, Kopanong Hotel, Millennium Travel and Singapore Airlines.

The main objectives of the annual Johannesburg Golf Day are to raise funds for the Jakes Gerwel Endowment and Bursary Fund and to nurture the University's relationship with its Gauteng-based alumni and corporate partners.​

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