T-bo Touch, Thomas Mlambo, Andile Ncube, OG Molefe and Stanton Fredericks join TT Mbha in Commemorating 45 years of the Soweto Uprising through a charitable Golf Day
This coming Youth Day (16 June); Soweto-born real Estate Mogul, Businessman, and Philanthropist ‘TT’ Mbha will be hosting the youth in a golfing tournament to commemorate 45 years of the 1976 Soweto Uprising.
Taking place at the Soweto Country Club; some of the proceeds will go towards buying non-perishable foods and winter blankets for the Soweto Kliptown Youth Foundation (SKY).
Through #SowetoYouthGolfDay; TT Mbha believes in creating opportunities for the youth that were not available whilst he was a youth.
“This project is close to my heart. Growing up in Soweto; we had access to very few sports. I wish to lend a helping hand where I can in bettering the lives of the youth for them to become future leaders. We plan to host the annual #SowetoYouthGolfDay until the youth is off the streets and poverty is alleviated,” TT Mbha says.
Partnering with #SowetoYouthGolfDay is Gauteng Province and Brand South Africa where TT Mbha is a #PlayYourPart brand ambassador.
“Gauteng MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Mbali Hlophe encourages youth development through sports: “Sport has helped this great nation forge unity across race, class and gender lines during our most difficult time. We continue to use it as a critical tool for transformation as we build on our development state. In this regard, the Soweto Youth Gold Day will enable many young kids from our township to gain access to golf, a sport commonly known to be reserved for the well off. Through its introduction, the sport will enable the province to break the divide between the haves and have nots.”
Sithembile Ntombela, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Brand South Africa: “At the helm of active citizenship is passion and a will to serve others. The legacy began with the youth of 76 and it our responsibility to play our part in preserving the heritage.”
Tbo Touch says: “As we remember the youth of 1976, let us be mindful of their struggle and ensure we live to be the manifestation of their dream and aspirations.”
Andile Ncube: “On June 16, 1976, they died and laid a red carpet with their blood for you and me. On June 16, 2021, we honour them by being the long-awaited dream! In the words of LS, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
OG Molefe: “We should never forget about the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976. They form a big part of the reason why
Stanton Fredericks: “The youth is the future of our country. Let’s get behind them and play our part. Show your support on June 16.”
On the day #SowetoYouthGolfDay will be hosting 72 players: following COVID protocols, providing goodie bags, and Branded Drimacs to all participants. Brought on board will be 72 caddies instead of golf carts to create employment and supplying them with branded golf bibs.