Come along as we join Proteas Captain, Temba Bavuma, at the Temba Bavuma Foundation golf day. 

Growing up in the intense cricket culture of Langa, Bavuma developed a love for the sport at an early age. Throughout his early life, he continued to grow in the sport and in 2016, he began his international career as he joined the Proteas. 

That same year, with a drive to help the youth of South Africa, Temba realised that through his career as a Proteas, he could make a positive impact in society as a role model for the younger generation. With this realisation, he decided to start the Temba Bavuma Foundation.

The aim of the foundation is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of scholars from previously disadvantaged backgrounds through education and the sport of cricket. 

Aligned with this aim, the foundation has provided financial support for talented scholars to access the best quality schools in the country, have facilitated cricket clinics for youth in disadvantaged areas, and have refurbished and upgraded cricket facilities in numerous townships.

“As a kid from Langa…and how I was able to get to the position I am in, I’m looking at the interventions, the support and all the people that played a role [in my life],” he explains, “through the foundation we would like to do the same for talented youngsters who come from challenging backgrounds, who don’t have the right support structures around them.”

In partnership with proitupgolf, the Temba Bavuma foundation held its first annual Impact Golf Tournament. The aim of the golf day was to help raise funds for the foundation that will go towards funding the school fews of the youth. And showing his support for the foundation was Maps Maponyane.

“Temba is a wonderful man who’s been representing the country with so much pride but, more than anything else, he is someone who cares about making change in society, and he’s making an incredible difference with his foundation,” says Maps.

“He’s changing so many young lives, it is something he is passionate about doing and he really wants to see a tangible solution being made,” he explains, “and he wants to be part of that solution…it’s amazing to see what he’s managed to do over the past five years now.”

Whether he’s leading from the Proteas or his foundation, Temba knows that he can change lives through his efforts and with his foundation running its sixth year, there’s only more to come.

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