About Super Shongwe Trust
By George Mahlaela
The “Super Shongwe Memorial and Charity Trust” is ten 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 in association with the Callies Social Golf Club, former partner of ten years. 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 Johannes Fanyana Shongwe, who was not only a keen golfer and member of Black Rock Golf Club and Pretoria Callies Football Club, but was also in many ways, charitable to the needy in Saulsville and Atteridgeville during his lifetime.
The Golf Day raises funds to assist needy registered community based organisations in Atteridgeville. Since 2008, several Atteridgeville community based organisations and a social golf club have already benefited by a total amount of about R 3.9 million to meet their dire needs. Some of the 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 and Youth Care Centre, Tswelelopele Day Care Centre, Phuthabana Drop-in Centre, Atteridgeville Saulsville Bowling Club, Callies Social Golf Club, Juluka Athletics Club, Phelindaba Le Kae and Atteridgeville Saulsvivlle Softball Development Club.
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 Children and Youth Care Centre project, also in Atteridgeville, where we built a R3.0 million fully furnished and equipped Super Shongwe Media Centre including renovations of the existing building. 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.
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 major sports in their own unique and significant involvement or participation in Atteridgeville over an appreciable period of their lives.
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Callies Golf Club, our partners for ten years.
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 Nipper”, 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; the evergreen softballer, coach, sports activist and development facilitator Joe Dau; the diminutive but courageous sports administrator and activist Sheila Lehlabe; the legendary judoka and karateka of international fame Francis Cass Sehloho, probably the only Sensei triple qualified boxer of no mean repute; and the legendary football player and administrator who was also a contemporary of Bra Super, Ntate Samuel “Bra Mighty” Maite.
To mark our 10th Anniversary, a special recognition award was presented to Mme Sylvia Magoba and Mme Emily Lebuwe Molefe for their meritorious contribution in community development in Atterridgeville.
Dr PR Makhambeni
Mr N Shongwe
Mr SG Mahlaela
Trustee & Former Chairperson
Mr MJ Seseni
Trustee and Treasurer
Mrs MP Ramphenyane
Trustee and Secretary
Mr MT Mangaba