dhk goes digital during South Africa’s nationwide lockdown
South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has taken courageous action to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, announcing a nationwide lockdown. In accordance with this, dhk’s Cape Town and Johannesburg offices will be closed from 26 March to 30 April 2020.
While the country is on lockdown and we won’t be in our studios, dhk carries on – business as usual. Across Cape Town and Johannesburg, dhk’s team members have taken to their desks and are working from home in an attempt to flatten the curve through social distancing and self-isolation.
All our staff have been set up with the necessary IT and regulatory procedures to complete their work in a manner akin to a typical day in the office. With the shared aim of safeguarding our health, we look forward to utilising technology to maintain our relationships with you, yield project deliverables and ensure business continuity.
Please, feel free to contact our team via email or on their cell phones and accept our video-conferencing meetings which have been implemented to replace essential face-to-face meetings. Our IT department has put the following measures in place:
- Team members have been set up to work remotely with the appropriate IT systems and procedures.
- All essential external meetings will continue and take place via phone call or video-conferencing.
- Internally, various digital tools have been introduced to ensure our team is continuously and seamlessly engaged including communication and collaboration platforms, as well as, access to our server.
- We will continue with our working days, similar to any day in the office, with core working hours between 09h00 and 16h00.
dhk will continue to provide a world-class service to all our clients. We have no doubt that as united South African citizens we will tackle these challenging times head-on and ultimately emerge stronger. Again, we thank you for your ongoing support. Should you have any questions, please contact any one of our partners or senior associates.
In the words of our president, Cyril Ramaphosa:
“I call on all of us, one and all, to play our part. To be courageous, to be patient, and above all, to show compassion. Let us never despair, for we are a nation at one, and we will surely prevail. May God protect our people. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso. God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa. Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika”.