The governance matters of the home is run by a group of volunteer members from the community. A Board of 8 members is elected from these members and they are responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day running continues on a professional basis. The Board and general members also see to the funding activites as well as the strategy and policy formulation.
The daily operations are seen to by an Operations Manager, who is assisted by a Nursing Manager / Matron and a Facilities Manager. The staff in turn report to these 2 Managers.
Board and trustees
The Home is primarily run by volunteer members of the public. There are just over 30 members offering their time and services to the Home. A few founder members are still part of the current membership body. Members join by application and payment of an annual membership fee of R50 (fee in 2021). Members need to attend general meetings and are compelled to assist with fundraising activities.
From amongst the volunteer members, they elect 8 members to form the Board. The Board then, as informed by the constitution, agrees amongst themselves to appoint people into the various portfolios (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.). The Board serves for a 2 year cycle since the constitution dictates that a person cannot serve as Chairman for more than 2 consecutive cycles. The Home has had 9 Chairpersons, namely Mr Taliep Sydney, Mr Armien Fayker, Mr Achmat Abrahams, Mrs Kamilla Haywood, Mr Noor Moerat, Mr Fareed Abrahams, Mr Naadir Agherdien, Mr Phaldie Jeppie and our current Chairperson, Suhair Solomon.
Executive Committee 2023 / 2025
Management and Staff
An Operations Manager, who reports to the Board, is accountable for the daily operation of the Home. The role of the Nursing and Facilities Managers at the Home includes seeing to the implementation of the policies and procedures of the Home, liaising with the Superintendent and the public and the efficient running of the administration affairs of the Home.
There are approximately 50 permanent staff seeing to the operational activities of the institution over two shifts per 24 hour day, 7 days a week. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and in-house cooks who see to the nutritional needs, including specialised needs as prescribed by medical practitioners of the residents. Some of the services, like security, are outsourced to companies specialising in those fields.
The residents enjoy a high standard of professional care. The Home is registered with the IMA (Islamic Medical Association) who send doctors on a regular basis to look after the residents’ needs. There are also several additional volunteer professionals performing services at the Home. These include physiotherapists, opticians, dieticians and podiatrists, amongst other.
The Home is also very fortunate that many trainees, in various services related to the care giving industry, complete their in-service training at the Home. These vary between 10 and 50 per annum.