19 August 2020
Dear AREI Members,
COVID-19 has brought the world to a
standstill, well, almost. As we have adapted to all the
changes, our priority has been to ensure that our health and
wellbeing are preserved. Equally so, our businesses and
jobs. Because of this, AREI activities have also taken
a back seat. Our annual breakfast, always a great
success and opportunity to rub shoulders with colleagues and
other members, could not take place this year.
Our annual financial report
is usually finalized by end of August, and this is followed
by our AGM which is held in September. Because of the
current COVID-19 situation, the AREI committee has agreed
that we change the financial year end to December for this
year. The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
(CIPC) has accepted our request for the change.
The committee also decided that we
will hold our AGM in January 2021. Date still to be
We want to thank you for your
understanding and continued support. Please feel free to
contact us, if you have any questions or comments.