The Greytown child and youth care centre fundraising golf day was played at St Cathryn’s on Saturday 20 March 2021, for the very first time, and is one of a three part golf competition fundraiser. The other courses involved with the fundraiser are Eshowe and Richards Bay golf courses, to be played  later in the year. Spokesperson for the youth centre; John Maartens, gave a brief outline of where the funds would be used and Ds Pieter Swanepoel gave a short overview on the daily running of the centre.


1st Fanie van Wyk and Piet Nel 46 points

2nd Maruis Muller and Tienie Muller 43 points

3rd Vijay Roopai and Ande Liddemore 41 points

4th Kelvin Barton and Pieter Malan 40 points o.c.o

5th Mdu Mthembu and Raymond Ngcobo o.c.o

6th Caroline Cloete and Spook Moore

Longest drive 1st : Bheki Mlangeni

Nearest to pin 9/18th: : Mdu Mthembu

Nearest top in for 2 on the 12th :  Oscar Ndawonde (Oscar was left with a 15 cm eagle putt)

In a “fun golf ball drive” across to the 3rd green, four players reached the other bank, in a play off between Johan Viljoen, Vijay Roopai, Raymond Ngcobo and Kelvin Barton. The young gun Kelvin and the more senior Vijay dropped their golf balls short into the dam, short of the green. Johan with a very low stance on addressing the ball, could not reach the bank near the 3rd green in the final attempt and with great encouragement from the spectators, Raymond Ngcobo cleared the dam and walked away with a prized bottle of red wine. 

Mascor is welcomed to the St Cathryn’s family (and welcomed back to Kranskop), as Mascor will now be the title sponsor for the Mascor St Cathryn’s Club Championship, to be played over the weekend of the 10th and 11th  April 2021, in all divisions.


“Throughout the world, no matter where you go, there is an industry that strives to fulfil the one basic need that unites every living creature. That need is sustenance and the industry is agriculture. It is in this industry that Mascor has its roots firmly planted and, as this industry is known for hard work, solving of challenges and working with all the variables nature has to offer, Mascor has adopted a unique way of incorporating these principles in the way we do business. Mascor is now one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of Agricultural Equipment.

It all started in 1967 in a town called Kranskop when a small parts- and service-centre was started by three partners. Mechanised Agricultural Supplies (MAS) was founded and, in 1968, became the John Deere dealer for the Greytown region. The company relocated to Greytown and the first steps were taken in building the company that Mascor is today. 

Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, MAS expanded rapidly and, in 1991, Pannar Seed bought the controlling shares in MAS and the name was changed to Mascor.

Further growth over the years has seen Mascor become the largest supplier of agricultural equipment in KZN and the third biggest John Deere dealer in Africa. Today, Mascor has 23 outlets throughout KZN and Eastern Mpumalanga, consisting of 15 John Deere branches, 3 vehicle franchises and 5 fuel stations.

More recently, Mascor acquired the John Deere franchise for Uganda and Kenya in East Africa. Operations started in Uganda in October 2014, and in Kenya in May 2015. This marked the first official business for Mascor outside of South Africa.

We employ more than 500 staff members and believe in the power of positive people. The company is a proud member of the Plennegy Group of agricultural companies. With our feet planted firmly on the ground, Mascor continually strives to add value to the business of our customers and live true to our slogan of Performance that Endures.”