Subject: An Important COVID-19 Announcement

Good day everyone!

As we’re sure you are aware, the South African Government has declared that all public gatherings over 100 people be cancelled. They have also recommended that smaller gatherings be held under extreme caution.

The SUGSA Committee is committed to providing a safe space for Agility to grow through regular Meetups, Lean Coffee’s and annual events such as Coaching Day, and our flagship Regional Scrum Gathering. With this in mind, we would like to suspend all in-person events to limit the risk of spreading the disease further until further notice.

What will this mean for you?

While we don’t claim to have found the perfect solution, we are committed to iteratively and incrementally adapt to the situation in which we find ourselves.

Our monthly Meetup events for Cape Town (March 28) and Johannesburg (April 8) will go ahead as scheduled as online events. Please refer to the respective event page for updates and links.

We will be holding a remote-first, “national” Meetup on May 20 to cater for our fellow Agilists in areas outside of Cape Town and Johannesburg. Details to follow by the end of this week.

The monthly Lean Coffees in Cape Town and Johannesburg will be put on hold indefinitely. Where the event is hosted by a partner and marketed by SUGSA, we will instruct them to either suspend the event or move it online. We will also be reaching out to our Coaching Circles with similar instructions.

We will be announcing an exciting update about the Regional Scrum Gathering in a separate communication in the next week, so stay tuned!

The SUGSA Committee 2020/21

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