Letšeng Diamonds mine has raised M312 000 for charity from its golf tournament which took place last Friday at Maseru Golf Club.
The Letšeng Diamonds Charity Golf Tournament was supported by 15 other corporates to raise money to be used in Letšeng’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The money will be donated to vulnerable groups of people in the Mokhotlong district, where Letšeng’s mining operations take place.
According to Letšeng’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Investment Administrator, Tšepo Hlojeng, the event is an annual fixture where they invite other companies to come and play golf while raising money for charity.
After collecting the funds from the golf day, Letšeng will then meet with authorities in Mokhotlong to identify vulnerable groups in the community, and then come up with appropriate means to help.
“In 2022, we built a school at Tšepong Primary School,” Hlojeng said.
“Since 2002 when the initiative started, we have supported multiple projects in different areas.
“We have collected close to M4 million from this initiative to date. We calculate the amount of funds we have collected then select the vulnerable groups and chose an appropriate project.”
He said they have supported schools with school uniforms, water boreholes, and classrooms, among others, in Mokhotlong.
Mohau Mochebele, the treasurer at Maseru Golf Club, said there is a deep understanding between the club and the corporate society, especially during initiatives like this.
He said even though they had to curtail the game and played nine out of 18 holes due to rain, it was still a good golf day.
“All the corporates always show up in numbers to support the main sponsor. It was a good golf day and for golfers, they really enjoyed the day,” Mochebelele said.