South African

charity golf day

Through our fundraising efforts from our annual golf day, we aim to provide ongoing financial support for sustainable, multi-purpose and life-changing projects that will simultaneously nurture holistic childhood development and help to end the poverty cycle in vulnerable communities in South Africa.

The day is organised, administered and supported by the South African Need In Trust (SAINT)


Whether you’re a serious golfer or just enjoy playing the game, why not join us for a day on one of Burhill’s prestigious courses, raising funds for those in need.


Every child deserves to live a life with dignity experience a warm, safe home with access to good nutrition, medical care and holistic education.


We value our Sponsors and supporters who have helped us raise more than £3 million for our chosen charities over the past 24 years.

gala dinner

Not a golfer? Join us in the evening as we end the day with a gala dinner, featuring a three-course silver-service dinner, entertainment and live auction.

The event is one of the largest of its kind in Europe with around 360 golfers and 500 Gala dinner guests, including partners and non-playing guests.


Burhill Golf Club, set in the sumptuous Surrey countryside, offers two magnificent and totally different styles of 18 hole courses plus extensive practice facilities suitable for the discerning golfer who enjoys a challenge.

The club is easily accessible from both the M25 and A3 road links, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge train stations.
ADDRESS: Burhill Golf Club, Burwood Road,
Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4BL
Please note; If using GPS to find your way to Burhill Golf Club please use the postcode KT12 4AY


After registration, you can sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with a South African traditional boerewors bap ( a vegetarian option will be available) kindly prepared by Nyama Catering, one of our well-known sponsors. Complimentary Cobra Beer will be served on the course, after your round at the Club House and during the Gala Dinner. There will also be a Nyama Catering sponsored Braai (BBQ) at the halfway house on both courses.

Sport Personalities Q&A

If you tee off early in the morning, you will be able to attend the Sports Personality panel discussion in the afternoon. The panel consists typically of at least three international sports personalities. They discuss various topics, and some of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.


At 7pm, we will be hosting a three-course silver service dinner with entertainment. Our gala dinner provides a great opportunity for networking and/or entertaining clients, colleagues and friends.  We hold an incredible live auction during dinner proceedings as well as a silent auction throughout the day which enables you to bid on a variety of highly sought-after items and allows us to raise much needed funds for our charities.
The dress code for the dinner is jacket and tie / cocktail dress.


On arrival, you will be greeted by our team of volunteers, who will guide you to the registration area within Burhill’s beautiful clubhouse. Your tee-time and team members will be confirmed, and if you are the team captain, you will receive your team’s electronic scoring device kindly supplied by VPAR. You will also receive a generous ‘goodie’ bag filled with a Nedbank Gary Player styled Black Knight golf shirt, cap, Titleist sleeve of balls and various other items kindly provided by our sponsors.


You will receive your tee-time and confirmation of your team and golf course of choice a few days before the event. The required handicap for men is 24 and 36 for women.
Players must comply fully with the club dress code, both on and off course. There will be numerous sponsored prizes for competitions including nearest the pin on all par 3 holes, Cobra Beer for a year (12 cases) for the straightest drive and also a prize for the longest drive.


Just before the Gala Dinner, Jeremy Dale will entertain you with his impressive Trick Golf Show. It takes exceptional skill to combine humour with the ability to hit the ball both left and right handed and entertain a crowd. 

Entry Fees

ONE FOUR BALL – £1 100



Costs include Gala Dinner with complimentary Wildepaardejacht wine & Cobra Beer
A Goody Bag consisting of:

♦ Nedbank Gary Player styled Black Knight golf shirt and cap
♦ Several sleeves of golf balls from Nedbank, Titleist & others
♦ Sample of Slingsby’s Gin

Complimentary Refreshments:

♦ Coffee/tea with boerewors bap or vegetarian option at registration
♦ Braai (BBQ) on both courses
♦ Spit Roast from 12 noon at the club house
♦ Complimentary Cobra beer, wine, and soft drinks
♦ Attendance at the Sports Personality Q&A session at 16:00
♦ Attendance at the Jeremy Dale Golf Trick Show at 18:00


Cost include:

♦ Attendance at the Sports Personality Q&A session at 16h00
♦ Attendance at the Jeremy Dale Golf Trick Show at 18h00
♦ Silver service three course Gala Dinner
♦ Complimentary Wildepaardejacht wine & Cobra Beer on table
♦ Live entertainment

At the Gala Dinner you will have an opportunity to make a difference in a disadvantaged South African’s life by bidding on auction items such as holidays abroad, unforgettable experiences and beautiful art.

Supporters and sponsors  have helped us to raise in excess of £3 million for distribution to our chosen charities over the past 24 years. We intend to raise even more money this year to help vulnerable children in South Africa by improving their education, health, housing and sporting facilities as well as assisting the disabled. These areas are the main criteria for selecting charities we support.

In 2022 we will be supporting the following charities:


The funds received from the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day have been allocated to CCFA’s Greening the Community Initiative which is an empowerment and environmental sustainability project benefiting the disadvantaged township community of KwaNobhule in Gquerbha (Port Elizabeth) driving social upliftment and environmental awareness practices.

The Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day funding is contributing towards the alleviation of poverty, assisting with personal and social transformation, changing and uplifting the community, preserving and educating around the isiXhosa knowledge of traditional medicine and indigenous plantbased food, creating a sustainable future while helping to offset carbon emissions with a tree planting campaign. To ensure project sustainability, practical experience and education are its foundation.

Therefore the implementation included a 23-day educational development programme for 20 vulnerable youths equipping them with vital employability and life skills to improve their chances of finding employment, an immersive wilderness camping trail reconnecting the youngsters to their cultural-environmental heritage, 2 horticultural internships, post-course assistance (mentoring, guidance with CV, help finding a job), a tree planting campaign of 600 trees in community schools and mentoring a nursery and cultural awareness Co-op in opening a nursery specialising in indigenous plants.


Thanks to the generosity of the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day, the FW de Klerk Foundation was able to support the following organisations in 2021: Cape Town
Society for the Blind, Iris House Children’s Hospice, Life Choices and National Institute for the Deaf.

In 2022, the Foundation will use funds received from the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day to continue to offer support to organisations making a real difference in the lives of children with disabilities and youth from disadvantaged communities. There are many wonderful charities working daily to improve the lives of their disabled and/or disadvantaged beneficiaries, most of whom have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Foundation would love to extend a helping hand to these organisations, to enable them to make a life-changing difference to not only the young people under their care, but also their families. The work done on a daily basis by these organisations makes a meaningful impact on the quality of life of hundreds of very special young people.

Masicorp is a non-profit organisation working in the education sector in the severely disadvantaged community of Masiphumelele, in Cape Town South Africa.
Funds received previously through the NSACGD (R233 000) went towards funding Learning Labs and after-school activities at Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele.
Here, children receive extra Maths and English support and also have the opportunity to attend chess, spelling and Maths competitions after school. In total, nearly 600 children attend these Learning Labs each year, as well as a  further 250 who attend after school programmes. Due to COVID-19, children at Ukhanyo have not been able to attend school every day. During this time, attendance at the after-schools clubs has doubled as    children seek out a   safe space in the afternoons, where they can join in on fun and educational activities.
Funds raised through the NSACGD in 2022 will once again help Masicorp to continue the work taking place in the Learning Labs, as well as providing opportunities for children through after-schools clubs and chess.

Books2Africa is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (UK registered charity no. 1152599) whose mission is to promote a culture of recycling and to improve the quality of education in Africa, through the collection, processing, shipping and distribution of quality books, computers, and educational materials, that enable individuals, institutions, and communities to acquire knowledge and achieve their full potential in a globalised world.

The founders of Books2Africa who travelled from Nigeria to the UK for their university education, started the charity using their pocket money. Without any government funding or grant, the charity has had to develop an operational model that is environmentally and financially sustainable, without depending heavily on public financial donations. The charity also created the 1 Million Books Club for individuals and corporate sponsors who sign-up to donate funds on a regular basis to support the charity in reaching its goal of shipping 1 million books to readers across Africa annually.

The Nedbank SA Charity Golf Day’s mission for 2022 is to fill up a 16-foot container with books, sports equipment, and laptops to be shipped to South Africa. Once the shipment arrives in South Africa, all donations will be distributed among various charities and schools.

We are greatly honoured to have the support of our wonderful sponsors. Nedbank has been our title sponsor since 2012 and been an amazing support through all the years.







2022 marks the eleventh year of Nedbank being our title sponsor and it is the 9th year that the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day will be held at Burhill Golf Club,  Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Although this is the 25th official South African Charity Golf Day, the event dates back 28 years when Geoff Johnson organised relatively small golf days for South Africans in 1995, 1996 and 1997. This prompted the idea of having a larger, charity golf day. Geoff and a few enthusiasts organised the first South African Charity Golf Day at Mentmore in 1998 where it was held annually until 2002. The event then moved between Moor Park, Foxhills, Stoke Park and back to Foxhills from 2006 till 2013. We are delighted to host this year’s event at the beautiful grounds of Burhill Golf Club.

Nedbank’s position as the leading golf sponsor in South Africa has been achieved through the iconic Nedbank Golf Challenge; now into its 4th decade, and they have been our title sponsor since 2012.
Our event is generally accepted as one of the largest of it’s kind in Europe with 360 golfers and 500 Gala Dinner guests which includes golfers partners and additional dinner guests. The late South African President, Mr FW de Klerk, joint Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1993 with the late President Nelson Mandela, remains the Life Patron of the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day.

Celebrities have most appreciably participated through the years – including former Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar and former South African cricket captain, the late Clive Rice, who not only played in the day, but also formed a trust for the first five years with Geoff and distributed funds towards sport for children in South African townships.
Several sponsors such as SAB Miller and Callaway have also contributed to the success of the event over the years. The generous donation of airline tickets by British Airways, Virgin and SAA has always added much needed revenue in auctions at the Gala Dinners. Every year the golf day promotes tourism to South Africa through prizes and auctioned holidays mainly sponsored by the Mantis Group.


Our vision is a South Africa where every child lives a life with dignity, experiences a warm, safe and loving place to call home and has access to good quality nutrition, medical care and holistic education.



Registered UK Charity No. 1192321

Geoff Johnson (Chair)
Bernadette Washer
Eugene Kinghorn
Vicki Blair
Zulandi van der Westhuizen


Geoff Johnson – Founder & Chair
Bernadette Washer – Charity Liaison & Contracts
Carlo Lourenco – Nedbank Wealth Management, Auctions & Raffle
Eugene Kinghorn – Finance, Systems & Budgeting
Glen Corbett – Nedbank London
Helen Hutchinson – European Golf Concierge Administration
Ian Thomas – Branding, Program & Printing
Janet Broadhurst – Raffle Sales & Volunteers
Karen Bennett – Nedbank Wealth Management, Social Media.
Laura McDonald – European Golf Concierge. Tournament Manager
Margo Thomas – Website, Social Media, Branding, Registration
Pumela Salela – Country Head: Brand South Africa
Tom Parrish – Competition & Rules
Vicki Blair  – Burhill Membership & Volunteers
Zulandi van der Westhuizen – Evening Gala Dinner


Through our fundraising efforts from our annual golf day, we aim to provide ongoing financial support for sustainable, multi-purpose and life-changing projects that will simultaneously nurture holistic childhood development and help to end the poverty cycle in vulnerable communities in South Africa.


South African President 1989 – 1994
Joint winner Nobel Peace Prize 1993

The Venue

Boasting two stunning golf courses, a beautiful Georgian clubhouse and great hospitality, Burhill Golf Club is a fantastic venue to catch up with friends have a meeting or an event.
You don’t have to be a member to enjoy the splendour of Burhill. The restaurant is open to the public seven days a week and offers stunning views over the famous 18th hole by the River Mole. With a wide selection of home-cooked dishes with tremendous British flavours.
Just minutes from the M25 and A3, the club is easily accessible for your guests within reach of London.