Category Archives: Staff Welfare

We celebrate our first “South of Africa Day”

20 April 2017 marks the celebration of the first “South of Africa Day”.  Brought about to strengthen the bonds of camaraderie and enhance the morale of the South of Africa employees, “South of Africa Day” landed the 20 April slot with a very good reason: it is the birthday of … See more >

First Aid Training at Elephant Springs

The team at Elephant Springs, as well as their colleagues at the South of Africa Head Office (which is located next door), joined in an intensive yet entertaining First Aid training session on Friday 20 November 2015. According to HR Manager, Khatija Mahomed, the training was not only enlightening, but … See more >

South of Africa celebrates 2015 Gatsby-style

Celebrating a record-breaking 2015, South of Africa’s senior management joined in the Year End Function celebrations at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa on 9 November 2015. The event, which was an entire day affair, started off with a meaningful walk in silence at Shangri-La’s Labyrinth, whilst the music “Theme from … See more >

Awards South of Africa

South of Africa honours its employees

South of Africa recently held their Year End Function at a local resort in Bela Bela.  Heads of Departments, General Manager as well as Head Office employees were all invited to a fun-filled day of team building, followed by an afternoon of leisure, and ending with a prestigious awards ceremony … See more >

Our 13 highlights of 2013

Today there are only 13 days left before 2013 is over. We reminisce about the year gone by by sharing our 13 highlights of 2013. 1) NEW SOA LOGO We launched the brand new logo of South of Africa, alongside its new slogan, at this year’s Indaba in Durban, May … See more >

Goodbye Madala James

It is with sadness that we say farewell to “Madala James” who has retired this past month. James has been with Shangri-La Country Hotel outside Modimolle, Limpopo, since 1995. He played an extremely important role in maintaining our gardens alongside our beloved “Magog”, Mrs Anndeline Jansen van Vuuren. James will be … See more >

Investing in our elderly staff’s education

Training is a very important factor of our staff’s welfare, and South of Africa takes bettering the skills of all staff extremely seriously.  Shangri-La Country Hotel recently began their ABET training. According to General Manager, Ken Strydom, the Adult Basic Education & Training (ABET) has been met with huge enthusiasm by the elderly staff … See more >

Caring for our environment through training

South of Africa takes pride in developing skills and to deliver committed well trained employees to the public we serve. Under the guidance of Sondela Academy we have rolled out our Work Skills Plan which has been meet with great enthusiasm by our staff. General Manager of Shangri-La, Ken Strydom, … See more >