It was with great pride that the Acting Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Lesiba Mpya, teed off the 2018 BMW South African Open, proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, at Glendower Golf Club on Thursday.

The City of Ekurhuleni has hosted the championship since 2011.

“For us, this is about more than golf. This year we have 10 young golfers coming through the development ranks as part of our Legacy Programme around this championship, and we’re happy we are able to invest in the youth and bring this kind of economic activity to the city,” said Mpya.

“This championship gives us an opportunity to speak to the socio-economic issues of our people, and we’re very pleased for this opportunity to intervene.”