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To all our members, we wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Club Operational Hours Chairman's Column Dear Fellow Members All South Africans were very relieved by President Cyril Ramaphosa`s announcement on Sunday September 20th that the country would go into lockdown Level One after over 170 days of a shutdown that has left a massive impact with outcomes that are challenging for most businesses and individuals including in particular, the hospitality and leisure industry. Whereas South Africa's containment and management of the COVID-19 pandemic has in relative
Chairman's Column Dear Fellow Members Most South Africans believed President Cyril Ramaphosa`s March 26th announcement that the country would go into lockdown for three weeks was a very temporary interruption that would not become an unprecedented four and a half month shutdown, a process and timeframe considered crucial to the containment and management of the COVID-19 pandemic that has however resulted in many negative outcomes. There are over 600 000 confirmed cases in the country, just over 100 000 of those in the Western Cape and whilst the recovery rate has been good and the
CHAIRMAN'S COLUMN Dear Members, We are now in what are extraordinary times for our nation and the world at large, following the outbreak and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s initial decision to implement a nationwide lockdown, was a decisive and necessary move to stop the spread of the virus. However, the failure, for whatever reasons, to relax the lockdown conditions has had a dire effect on our economy and obviously impacted on Kelvin Grove. The lockdown, on the other hand, has created the opportunity to strategise and plan for a stronger post Covid-19 Club. This will
Dear Members, Thank you to all Members and their guests who have supported our restaurants & sporting facilities during the past financial year and especially all the staff and management for their dedication and commitment. We anticipate the turnover of Kelvin Grove to be down from the previous financial year. Contributing factors are the economy that seemingly sank into technical recession in the fourth quarter of last year as well as the unprecedented rolling blackouts by Eskom. On a positive note, the number of resignations by Members over the last 2 years has declined. Over the past year a greater
Dear Members, We can be extremely proud to have such a beautiful Club – our gardens are looking pristine, each sporting section is growing and attracting new members. Our Bowlers have been very successful with hosting their open day and twilight evenings to encourage the younger members. Squash hosted their first fundraising dinner, with an 80’s theme, which was a huge success. Their league and championship finals took place in November. The general downturn in the SA economy is reflected in our turnover and member spend per head to date. We are doing as much as we can to encourage