In this issue of Fairheads Times we focus on the all too real vulnerability of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their education has been severely impacted by lockdown rules, with many families unable to access the technology needed for remote learning. We show how we are doing our best to help them through the beneficiary fund vehicle. We also showcase Thanda, a rural Kwa-Zulu Natal organisation supported by Fairheads that helps children to cope with grief, another consequence of the pandemic in which so many have lost their loved ones.
We introduce the new (and existing) senior management team, which has been formed through the retirement of CEO Richard Krepelka and CFO Marilyn Brown. We are very sad to bid them farewell after 32 years! But Richard remains as a non-executive director, the transition is seamless and the team is energetic, transformed and well-established with a staggering 114 years of collective service at Fairheads.
Finally, we touch on our participation in the popular Yilungelo Lakho (It’s your Right) programme on SABC TV1, write about change management, and present our usual investment markets update.
Enjoy the read!