Professional services provider PwC has expanded its national investment in the sport of mountain biking with its title sponsorship of the Great Zuurberg Trek.
The firm, which provides assurance, tax and advisory services to industry, is the first of the so-called Big Four to sponsor a high-profile stage race.
PwC also funds a cycle park in Johannesburg and hosts corporate mountain bike challenges for clients in the Western Cape and Gauteng.
The Unity in Africa Foundation is the official community partner of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. This non-profit organisation
works primarily in the field of education, focusing on all aspects from early childhood development to tertiary education. Through its
strategic partnership with the race, the foundation has been able to provide bursaries for underprivileged local children at
independent school Hermitage House. A number of student volunteers also work on the event as marshals and helpers,
giving riders a rousing welcome at the finish line each day!
The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek would not be possible without the assistance of partners like Engeli Enterprise Development. Engeli’s core business is to facilitate continued growth in wealth and job creation in South Africa, while providing a range of cost-effective BBBEE solutions for business owners.
Engeli’s far-sighted approach goes beyond investment and the company is proud to be involved with sustainable enterprise development in the Addo region.
By joining forces with the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, South African National Parks is living out its vision to bring
“people to the park and the park to the people”. The world-famous Addo Elephant National Park has
opened its gates to race participants, allowing riders to experience remote areas that
are usually out of bounds to day visitors. Around a third of this
Sundays River Citrus Company is the largest exporter of citrus in South Africa and its social responsibility arm – the Sundays River Foundation Trust – is focused on bringing about much-needed improvements in the valley. Through the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, the Trust hopes to rally support for the education, health and environment of its residents.