Land Rover has announced it will continue its partnership with the South African Rugby Union, as the official vehicle partner and an associate sponsor of the Springboks.
The announcement is accompanied by confirmation that Springboks Duane Vermeulen, Sbu Nkosi, Bongi Mbonambi, Trevor Nyakane, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Frans Steyn have been appointed official Land Rover brand ambassadors. All six were part of the World Cup 2019-winning squad.
To kick the renewed partnership off, the new Land Rover ambassadors have donated R40,000 to the Kingsley Holgate Foundation and its efforts to support thousands of South Africans around the country with meals, masks, sanitising soap and digital thermometers.
Global Land Rover ambassadors Kingsley and Ross Holgate are currently tracking the entire land border of South Africa in two new Defenders for their Mzansi Edge Expedition, with an objective to deliver humanitarian aid to hard-hit communities near game reserves devastated by the collapse of the tourism industry. The 70-day, 10,000km journey began just over a month ago and has recently left the Western Cape to continue up the eastern side of the country and complete a lap around the perimeter of Lesotho, where the Expedition Team will visit a number of schools and early childhood development centres, before wrapping up in Kosi Bay late in November.