Welshman Jamie Donaldson has a lead of three shots at the halfway stage of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.
Spain will open their defence of the World Cup against 2010 finalists Netherlands at next year’s tournament in Brazil.
The European Tour says the Nelson Mandela Championship will start a day earlier to avoid clashing with the state funeral.
England are drawn alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is confident he will get things right at Old Trafford after an unimpressive start.