In the Rough: Golf courses may be South Africa’s most wasteful luxury

When legal advocacy group Ndifuna Ukwazi launched a 2019 campaign to have Rondebosch Golf Club land re-allocated for affordable housing, it was revealed that the club was paying less than R1000 rent a year for hectares of public land. In this episode, we take a look at those crazy leases – and find that around the country, some golf courses on municipal land are paying as little as R20 rent per year. You read that right: R20 annually. 


In this episode, we have no trouble making the case against golf in South Africa in 2020 – but in the interests of fairness, we take a look at the other side too.


Don’t Shoot the Messenger is produced by Haji Mohamed Dawjee and presented by Rebecca Davis with editing by Tevya Turok Shapiro, original theme music by Bernard Kotze and additional support by Kathryn Kotze.  



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