The Steve Biko Foundation in the Eastern Cape in partnership with Nestlife has hosted the second annual Steve Biko Birthday Golf Tournament in King William’s Town.
This is aimed at celebrating the birthday of the anti-apartheid activist and Black Consciousness Movement leader, Steve Biko.
Twenty professional golfers and junior golfers from King William’s Town and surrounding areas took part in the three-day mini-tour.
This was also an opportunity for mentorship and transfer of skills to young golfers.
Tournament co-founder Samora Biko says this tournament is meant to empower youth in many ways.
“Our province is unfortunately quite affected by drugs and alcohol abuse and in fact, the development programme itself allows the youngsters to have something that keeps them preoccupied on a daily, monthly and yearly basis, making sure that such influences don’t really have an impact on their lives. Therefore, the presence of the professional players is something they can look towards to.”
Nestlife Founder and CEO Vusi Sithole says the tournament fits the company’s objectives.
“We committed to contributing to the society from which we also come and therefore, when the Biko Foundation shared with us the work they are doing in this community it fitted in with our business philosophy of contributing in the development of needy societies and we had no doubts in our minds it will be the right and correct thing to do.”