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NAACAM to host golf days in support of maths and science education

January 23, 2020
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Entries are filling up fast for NAACAM’s inaugural golf days, which will see proceeds donated to the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Maths Education

The National Association for Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) will hold its inaugural golf days, hosted by Sasfin, in the automotive manufacturing hubs of Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban. All proceeds will be donated to the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME).

CASME focuses on professional development and support for teachers through training, as well as the provision of resources for science and mathematics teaching in under-resourced and previously disadvantaged communities. It operates across the schooling sector from Foundation Phase to Grade 12 throughout South Africa and implements a range of interventions in support of the Department of Basic Education.

Renai Moothilal, NAACAM Executive Director, said that South Africa’s economic prosperity depends on the availability of sufficient highly educated and trained people in science, mathematics and technology. “Increasing such availability – particularly with people from disadvantaged backgrounds – will go a long way to addressing structural growth and inequality, especially as we move into a technology-intensive working future. CASME is one of the organisations successfully addressing this need and we are proud to be associated with them.”

Brenden Adriaanzen, National Manager, Sasfin Commercial Solutions, an Associate Member of NAACAM, said Sasfin is committed to working with NAACAM in supporting existing members and attracting new members and specifically black-owned component manufacturers.

“The golf day will be the perfect platform to network with new potential manufacturers entering the automotive supply chain. The event has been well received and it is encouraging to see that entries are filling up fast.”

The golf days will be held in Johannesburg at the Kyalami Country Club on 12 March, Royal Durban on 19 March and at Humewood in PE on 26 March. The field will be limited to 30 four-balls and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more info email: naacam@sasfin.com

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