It’s all played out like a movie, hasn’t it?
We heard the rumours that China was having a problem containing the spread of a new highly contagious virus, but it was only until COVID-19 hit our shores that we realised the magnitude of the global epidemic.
We applaud President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team for the swift and decisive action he took on Monday night. While the 21-day shutdown will be a little disruptive, it’s clear that in order to “flatten the curve” and curtail the spread of COVID-19, a mandatory period of self-isolation is going to be required.
At Stangen our message is two-fold:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It will be a testing time, but our young democracy is littered with moments of strife and struggle, and this is simply another obstacle we need to navigate as we unite as South Africans.
We will be ok and we will come out of this crisis stronger.
Our business continuity plan has kicked into full gear, and while our offices are shutting down, we will all be stepping up during the next 3 weeks. This means that while you can’t pop in for a coffee at our offices, you can still do the following:
Get in touch with us via the phone numbers: Life queries 010 020 7655 and Funeral queries 0861 007 966 or email email@example.com
By harnessing technology and rallying our committed troops, we will “stay open” during the mandatory shutdown that starts this Friday. Rest assured that we will be doing everything in our power to provide an uninterrupted level of service to you, but we do ask that you remain patient with us.
Collective wisdom is part of our Stangen ethos, and we want to leave you with this African proverb: “Ithemba alibulali” – “hope does not kill”.
Stay strong and safe!
The Stangen Team