Kloof Rotary is active in a number of specific and on-going projects. The make-up and nature of projects depends on current initiatives. Those active will vary, but currently some of these are:

Update on the Philakade Care Centre

We are unable to utilize the full ward for beds because the patients need an activity area and this is taking up the space of 12 beds.  Total capacity for the Florence Nightingale Ward is 52 beds. 

If a patient is able to regain mobility and independence – they are discharged.  We do not keep patients who are able to care for themselves. 

We have now commenced building the second phase (dining / activities / day care room, toilets, big kitchen, wrap around veranda, rehab room and upstairs x 6 rooms with bathrooms for 36 patients.

The 12 bed baby ward (above the lobby / office area) will be opened once the building has been completed. Before lockdown we had raised the funds needed for the bricks to build the walls and throw the first floor slab for the second phase.  The floor slab will be thrown towards the end of June  and then they’ll have to wait 21 days for this to dry before building can continue.


Funds for the second phase plumbing, electrical works, veranda, windows, doors and roofing = R1 200 000.00 are required.

(Quotes for roofing, windows and doors and Cretemix have been secured).


Offers of assistance for this project will be gratefully received.


Philakade is making a difference in many people’s lives.


Impact once completed:


  1. 112 children / adults with disabilities receive optimal residential  patient centred care.  Philakade continues to run at 100% occupancy

  2. 30 people with disabilities are cared for as ‘day patients’.

  3. Publicity is drawn to the complete lack of facilities for people with disabilities needing 24-hour nursing care who do not have access to medical aid

  4. Rehabilitation of people who have not previously been able to access rehabilitation facilities

  5. The consolidation of and further development of a community outreach network to care for children and adults with disabilities who are destitute, abandoned or whose families are struggling to care for them

  6. Training of 50 community carers in special needs

  7. Advocacy at a municipal and regional level together with other organisations working to help people with disabilities.

Philakade Community Care Centre Project

Kloof Rotary’s current projects are to raise funds to complete the building of a 100 bed care centre for destitute pensioners and those with disabilities. This development is known as the Philakade Care Centre.  Other funds are earmarked for extending the facilities to cater for higher grades expected next year at the technical High school near Inchanga which is currently known as Obed Mlaba Technical High school. This school is one of the few facilities offering a technical education to that community and indeed most of the 1000 Hills area.

Obed Mlaba High School

The hand over the new kitchen and toilets to Obed Mlaba High School, location in Ximba, near Inchanga. 

Careers Evening

Annual careers evening at Kloof High School, this event is open to upper highway schools. It offers insights into career opportunities and invites speakers from various professions to educate children about their careers.

Rotary Anns

Anns support of NSIR, VEMA, Fulton School, Gillitts Primary, Hillcrest Hospice to name a few. Pictured here are the Rotary Anns ladies proudly displaying their Fiddle Blankets which they made.

For more info on the Rotary Anns, click here.

Retired Community

Managerial consultancy & donations to the The Hills Retirement Community, made
up of Kloof Rest Home, Greenacres, Chartwell and Kingfisher. 

1000 Hills Community & Care Centre

The 1000 Hills Community project is situated to support the local community there, with health care and community skills.

This picture was taken during the visit of the Rotary District 9270 Governor Nattie Moodley in September 2009.

The picture shows from left to right : AG Jenny Flower, Rotary Ann District Governor Vasanthee Moodly, District Governor Nattie Moodley, Kloof Rotary President Gordon Rechner, the head of the 1000 Hills Community Project Rotarian Dawne Leppan, and some of the happy children from the local community who are supported there.


This creche provides a day care for some 64 young children, in the Wyebank area. The creche has a classroom, a covered verandah and 3 new toilets.

Iphiti Nature Reserve

The reserve is situated in Edward Drive in Gillitts, and the project is managed by Peter Scorgie.

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