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MTN to contribute R30 million to SA Rugby Growth Fund 

The French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted to learn that its member, MTN, the principal sponsor of the Springboks, is committing to growing the sport of rugby in the country.

The telecommunications giant has announced that it will contribute R30 million to the SA Rugby Growth Fund, R10 million per year for the next three years, in recognition of the Springboks' historic victory at the Rugby World Cup.

Speaking on a local radio station, MTN's South Africa CEO, Charles Molapisi, said the company is always looking for areas of impact.

"We have launched a number of programs that do not make it to the media. We are forever scanning the market to see where we can make social impact," says Molapisi. "And when we saw what they (Springboks) where doing in France... I got to see what the impact of this got to do on the nation - I said we need to do something."

He also added that : “We are deeply privileged to have been a part of this journey alongside the Springboks. Each one of you has consistently shown us what nation-building, unity and unwavering dedication can achieve. This R30 million contribution is to help SA Rugby ensure that the next generation of players of this calibre can be discovered, from every corner of the country, to ensure the next Siya is nurtured and developed through the rugby ranks."

Watch the interview here

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