The “Super Shongwe Memorial and Charity Trust” is eleven years old, launched on the
25 May 2008 when its first Golf Day was held. It is registered as a Trust and Public Benefit Organisation.
The annual golf day is presented by the Super Shongwe Memorial and Charity Trust which has most of its members coming from Atteridgeville. The event has been named “Super Shongwe Memorial and Charity Golf Day” to honour the memory of one of the great sons of Atteridgeville, the late Bra Super Shongwe, who was not only a keen golfer and founder member of Black Rock Golf Club and Pretoria Callies Football Club, but was also in many ways, charitable to the needy in Atteridgeville during his lifetime.
The Golf Day raises funds to assist needy registered community based organisations in Atteridgeville. Five Atteridgeville community based organisations and a social golf club have already benefitted by a total amount of about R 4.0 million to meet their dire needs since 2008. Organisations that benefitted are Metheo Ya Setshaba Day Care Centre, Vutomi Organisation for Older Persons, Atteridgeville Association for People with Disabilities (aka Lebuwe Centre), Kingdom Life Children’s Centre, Tswelelopele Day Care Centre, Callies Social Golf Club and other recipients of our ad hoc donations.
Since 2011, the Super Shongwe Memorial and Charity Trust confers Lifetime Achievement Awards to honour unsung sporting heroes and heroines who made sterling contributions to any form of major sports in their own unique and significant involvement or participation in Atteridgeville over an appreciable recognisable period of their lives.
We are proud to announce that our esteemed recipients of this glorious crown, thus far, are the late renowned physical fitness fanatic, boxer, athlete, golfer and footballer, Ntate Nkope Solomon Monedi, popularly known as “Uncle Nipa”, the famous James Mokoka Athletics Dream Team of the 70s/80s, consisting of James Mokoka (coach), Lindi Chabangu, Rosina Sedibane-Modiba and the legendary Sydney Maree; the late tennis player/coach and footballer Antipas Sehlapelo, versatile Solomon Sweetie Mohasoa, who excelled in soccer, athletics, boxing, tennis and golf during his heydays; the multiple award-winning journalist, investigative sports writer, reporter, producer and presenter of Continental fame Thomas “TK” Kwenaite; the veteran sports reporter, editor and author Joe Latakgomo; the formidable athletic sprinter, athletics coach, tennis champion and tennis coach/administrator Joseph Sekete Kekana; the energetic gymnastics and aerobics trainer, netball player and sports development facilitator Kgomotso Lefhiedi and the evergreen softballer, coach, sports activist and development facilitator Joe Dau.
Sheila Lehlabe, diminutive in stature but a courageous sports administrator and activist; and Francis Cass Sehloho, probably the only Sensei triple qualified as a boxer of no mean repute, a legendary judoka and karateka of international fame.
Bra Maite was awarded for excellence in sport. Mrs Magoba and Mrs Molefe have been awarded for their selfless work in the community in helping the vulnerable children.
The 2019 event marks the 11th charity fundraising occasion to be hosted on Friday the 31st of May 2019 at the Irene Golf Club with a shotgun start @ 11h00 and will be followed at 17h30 by a Prize-giving Dinner and the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony.
The “Super Shongwe Memorial and Charity Trust” has identified the Atteridgeville Association for People with Disabilities (aka Lebuwe) as its new flagship project to grow it into a skills development and job creation centre after the successful completion of the Kingdom Life Child and Youth Care Centre project, also in Atteridgeville, where we built a fully furnished and equipped R3.0 million media study facility and renovations. Our projects are undertaken with corporate partners and other donors through donations in kind and resources.
All the Trustees work voluntarily to ensure that 100% of funds raised are utilised to bring relief and upliftment to the beneficiary NGOs directly.
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