Teeing Off for Talented Students

Pictured (from left to right): Mr Alvin Botes, Judge Steven Majiedt, Mr Hentie van Niekerk and Mr Brendan Jacobs

On Saturday, 13 March 2021, Judge Steven Majiedt, Chancellor of Sol Plaatje University, together with Standard Bank, hosted a successful Golf Day at the Kimberley Golf Club to raise funds for the Chancellor’s Bursary Fund.

The event this year was to raise funds for the Talent Pipeline Programme which is a pre-university enrichment programme for learners in grades 10, 11 and 12. This programme is aimed at increasing the academic, social and psychosocial preparation of learners in order for them to enter higher education.

This year more than 15 sponsors contributed to the fund. Sponsors include Standard Bank (the anchor funder), AECOM, LimCo, Civil Sense Consulting, Trencon Construction, Qualicon Construction, Enterprise Cloud, MMA Design Studio, First National Bank, Adapt IT, NEXIA SAB&T and Implementing IT. Other sponsors, OFM, Moyo Projects, Zecha, Sanlam, PSG Wealth, Ninety One and DataCentrix, provided gifts or services for the day.

After a day spent on the greens, Judge Yvonne Mokgoro, Chair of the SPU Council, welcomed guests at the prize-giving ceremony in the evening and thanked sponsors for contributing to the success of this initiative.

Professor Andrew Crouch, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Sol Plaatje University, talked about the Talent Pipeline Programme and how the funds raised will change learner’s lives by affording them an opportunity to enter university, graduate and return to their hometowns to give back to their communities.

Mr Brendan Jacobs, Standard Bank’s Head of Business Client Coverage: Free State and Northern Cape, said that Standard Bank has been at the forefront of Judge Majiedt’s annual Golf Day since its inception, and that they are proud to be giving to this initiative.

Judge Steven Majiedt thanked the Chancellor’s Golf Day events team and the Kimberley Golf Club for ensuring that this momentous event is a success.  

The results of the day are as follows:


A Kitching and K Anderson took the win with 40 points.

C Korope took second place with 39 points.

A Mclaren took third place with 38 points.


S Alexander took the win with 35 points.

M Poonawassy took second place with 34 points.

H Jansen took third place with 33 points.

Sol Plaatje University’s Head of School for Humanities, Professor Jesmael Mataga, won the Golf Day Raffle which was a Taylormade Select Golf Bag. 

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