Key issue is the need to get out our homes, have some outdoor fun and fire up the economy. Perhaps an opportunity to start a new economy, or at least new industries and businesses within the post-Covid-19 economy. The Grahamstown Project is pursuing this course of action as we Covid-19-adapt our social business. The Khanya Trade School is on hold. Thanks to Khanya the trainees continue to receive their learnership allowances during Lockdown.
The inaugural Eastern Cape Golf Tour (in collaboration with Rhodes Golf Club) is set for 7th – 10th May 2020. Tourism may be on a Covid-19 hospital bed but locals are champing at the bit to get out and play some of the finest golf courses in SA. We’re also offering discounted Vouchers on a variety of tours including an overnight Kayak adventure up the Kowie with Beckmanns Tours & Safaris. For details please look at our website or email Cheryl@TheGrahamstownProject.com. Thank you Robyn Cooper and Cheryl Fischer for your support.
Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.
Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”
Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.