• Defending champion, Anders Hansen will be looking to successfully defend his title he won 12 months ago. This victory helped him claim the 2009 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. In doing so, followed Peter Oosterhuis as the only two European-born players to claim the honour.
• Should Hansen take the crown once again, it will be his fourth European Tour International Schedule title. It would also mean that the two different tournaments he has won, he has won them both twice. His victories are: the PGA Championship in 2002 and the BMW PGA Championship in 2007, along with the 2009 Joburg Open.
• Another interesting fact is, should he win in South Africa this week, it would be the first time a Danish player has successfully defended a European Tour title.
• The Joburg Open is one of only three events on the 2010 Schedule which plays on two or more courses. The other two are the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the Barclays Singapore Open.