June 2024 Newsletter

The RAGA alumni, students and staff celebrated the long and remarkable life of Mr Raymond Ackerman at a memorial service at Clovelly in September, remembering with love and appreciation his special interest and generous philanthropy.

August 2023 Newsletter

We celebrated ‘Uncle’ Shaddie Valayadum’s seven years of commitment to RAGA as we bade him farewell at the end of January. We celebrated his unique contribution to the development and welfare of many students and alumni. His compassion, generosity of heart, excellent organisational skills and jovial sense of humour will be remembered.

December 2022 Newsletter

We celebrate the end of a happy and successful year during which the RAGA programme’s strength, flexibility and innovation ensured that it remains relevant in our changing world.

June 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the mid-year edition of RAGA NEWS
2021 ended on a high note with the annual RAGA Awards ceremony. We welcomed parents,
special guests and a large number of alumni as we celebrated the achievements of the RAGA
students and the graduation of two alumni: Aidan Valayadum and Caitlin Abrahams.

September 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to this special edition of RAGA NEWS which gives a brief overview of 2020 / 2021, the Covid years. As we have grappled, adapted and re-adapted to the challenges of the changing world around us, the RAGA staff and students have become resilient, resourceful and optimistic.

Carel Coetzer

Carel Coetzer is the Transport Manager and the longest serving member of the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy staff. He was the Operations Manager when RAGA was founded and has seen it grow and develop over 17 years. ‘Oom’ has transported students in the RAGA bus to and from school, to camps and on outings, always […]

Roxane Holman

Roxane is the Life Skills Co-ordinator of the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy. Originally from the UK, she was a cadet instructor in the Metropolitan Police Academy in London. This role included teaching young, aspiring Police Officers about the many different cultures that make up society as well as encouraging educational and sporting growth. After completing […]

Annette Champion

Annette joined the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy as the Director in 2019. Her professional career as a teacher has focussed on the full spectrum of education from establishing an Early Childhood Development Centre in a remote rural area of the Eastern Cape to teaching in primary schools in Cape Town and teacher training in the […]

Shadrick Valayadum, Operations manager

Shaddie is the Program Manager of the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy which he joined in 2014. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Theology and is currently studying for his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He runs community kitchens in Simon’s Town and surrounding areas. Shaddie is married to Liza and has 2 sons, Aidan […]

2016/2017 RAGA Awards evening

The Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy hosted its 2016/2017 Awards evening on 08th February 2017 at Clovelly. The purpose of the awards evening is to publicly recognize the efforts by our students during the course of the year. The awards are divided into categories which align with the 3 tiers of RAGA, being Education, Life Skills and […]