We are thrilled, as the capital city, to be hosting a world-class tournament of this magnitude and we’re looking forward to the economic spin-offs to be generated through this tournament, which would go a long way towards creating job opportunities for the poverty-stricken and unemployed people of Tshwane.
Equally, we are overjoyed at the spirit of private-public partnerships that has alleviated the pressure on the City by freeing-up the much needed resources for us to provide services to our people.
It is unquestionable that the tournament has already made a name for itself, helping to establish Tshwane as one of the most successful hosts of European Tour events globally.
Not only do we play host to hundreds of players and their families, we also welcome the fans and the media – both international and local – who play an integral role in promoting the tournament and showcasing our city.
During the event, Tshwane, as the host city, gains an international reputation through the four-day live television coverage via SuperSport and its global partners.
I wish all participants a successful tournament and trust that the spirit of comradeship will prevail throughout the event.