October 2020 – GolfRSA support to thousands of caddies and golf club casual workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, has come to an end. Over the course of five months, during which time many caddies and casual employees have been unable to work, the organisation distributed 17 630 food vouchers, supporting more than 4 000 individuals from…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF 5 June 2020 A decision by government on Golf’s return and the timing of this return was made early in the week. GolfRSA’s delegation that presented the initial proposal on 30th April for the return of golf was commended by the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture for the…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling 4 June 2020 – In light of the Gauteng High Court Ruling that declared the country’s Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid, GolfRSA in conjunction with all the golf bodies, is taking action and legal advice to ascertain the repercussions the ruling holds in terms…

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31 MAY 2020 GolfRSA continued discussions today at the highest level of government regarding the re-opening of golf at Alert Level 3. “We had a very positive meeting this morning with a key representative of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “Please rest assured that the overriding priority of…

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30 MAY 2020 Following the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture’s briefing this morning, GolfRSA on behalf of all South African golf bodies, would like to go on record in expressing our disappointment around the continued uncertainty in terms of where the return of golf stands at Alert Level 3. There are sufficient examples globally…

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CAPE TOWN, 30 May 2020 – GolfRSA is once again stepping in to assist the struggling golf industry with the announcement that it will cover the annual subscription costs of the HealthDocs App for all golf clubs throughout the country. The App, an easy-to-use employee and customer monitoring solution, is aimed at helping organisations such…

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29 May 2020 Further to the regulations in respect of Alert Level 3 announced on Thursday, 28 May 2020, we would like to address the concerns of the entire golf industry. The vague nature of the regulations has led to different interpretations and was fuelled by misleading information in the media. In a video conference…

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29 May 2020  South African sports federations highlight the importance of the safe return of sports Financial survival of various sports federations remains uncertain Following the recent announcement regarding the regulations governing Alert level 3, the financial survival of many sports in South Africa remain uncertain. According to the latest guidelines released by government, professional…

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12 May 2020 Dear Golfers, On behalf of the golf industry delegation engaging with government, which comprises GolfRSA, the PGA of SA and the Club Management Association of South Africa, we wanted to provide an update since the last communication of a week ago. Today we received a formal response from Minister of Sports, Arts…

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1 May 2020 – GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn talks us through the recommendations from Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on the way forward for the golf industry after a video conference with the umbrella body, the PGA of Southern Africa and the Club Managers Association of Southern Africa on Thursday, 30…

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Dear fellow golfer, This afternoon, Thursday 30 April 2020, a delegation representing South African golf met with the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, via video conference call in order to present a proposal from the South African golf industry, and to seek guidance and advice from the Minister and his team…

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CAPE TOWN, 28 April 2020 – GolfRSA launched a R1-million relief initiative on Monday, aimed at helping caddies and casual workers at golf facilities who have been adversely affected by the countrywide lockdown due to the Corona Virus pandemic. GolfRSA – the umbrella body for amateur golf in South Africa – intends to reach those…

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The South African golf industry, like so many others, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic that has resulted in a government-mandated country-wide lockdown. In this interview that was broadcast recently on RSG, GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn discusses some of the challenges faced by the golf industry in South Africa and the…

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CAPE TOWN, 13 April 2020 – In recognition of the extremely difficult circumstances facing the South African golf industry during the current Covid-19 crisis and country-wide lockdown, GolfRSA has taken measures to reduce costs. GolfRSA has cancelled a number of national events due to the ongoing Corona Virus crisis. Following internal discussions, the staff and…

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Further to the Memorandum issued by the South African Golf Association (SAGA) and Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) on 16 March 2020 regarding the cancellation of tournaments, we are implementing the following amendments and additions to that advisory: 1. All tournaments under management authority of SAGA and WGSA scheduled to be held up to 30…

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26 March 2020 – To Whom This May Concern In terms of the Government Notice regarding the Regulations published by Government Notice 318 of 18 March 2020 (download HERE), and the subsequent “Amendment of Regulations Issued in Terms of Section 27(2), the following applies: In accordance with 11B relating to the Restriction on the movement…

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Please be advised that, following the Memorandum of the 16th March from the President of the South African Golf Association and our undertaking to continually assess upcoming tournaments and Championships, the 2020 SA Country Districts Tournament scheduled for Katberg Golf Estate from the 11th – 15th May has been cancelled. In keeping with the decision…

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23 March 2020 – Dear Golf Unions, Golf Clubs and Golfers, With due consideration to the National Disaster pronounced by State President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 March 2020, and with reference to the National Coronavirus Command Council’s decision to enforce a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March, GolfRSA…

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MEMORANDUM   Re: Coronavirus Update – Cancellation of National Tournaments To: SAGA Unions, WGSA Unions & SAGA NEC Members From: South African Golf Association President Naadir Agherdien and Womens Golf South Africa President Sally Greasley Date: 16 March 2020   To SAGA and WGSA Constituents With due consideration of the National Disaster pronounced by State President Cyril…

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In response to the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with President Ramaphosa’s address last night, GolfRSA, in conjunction with and on behalf of the SAGA and WGSA, is currently engaging with all stakeholders in order to establish an appropriate action plan for forthcoming tournaments and all amateur golf. This official plan of action will be…

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