This year the community involvement has been taken a step further with the introduction of "yarn bombing" and "bird art" as exciting new creative elements for the tournament.
"Yarn Bombing" is the action of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material as a form of street art. It's an exciting new concept for a major golf tournament, bringing the visual power of "crochet graffiti" to golf but in a way that is far more sensitive to the environment.
A team of passionate ladies and one gentleman from the village of Mahobieskraal in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality have knitted 144 000 running metres of wool to create visually stunning "yarn bombs" that are covering some of the standout trees on the Gary Player Country Club golf course.
The creative element around this year's tournament will also include works by the local artist Isaac Jaycee Motau who specialises in recycling old tyres and repurposes them into flowerpots, hanging baskets for plants, bird feeders, and swings for kids' playgrounds.
For this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge he has been contracted to create 12 of Africa's most iconic birds as décor for the tournament, while his flowerpot and hanging basket creations will also be used to bring colour to the overall décor of the event.
This year the community drive behind "Africa's Major" will be showcased to millions of viewers around the world like never before.