In December last year, I informed the Board that I would step down as Chairman at the end of this financial year. So this is my final message to you, our members, and the industry as a whole.
It’s been a turbulent 10 years with many challenges and changes, not to mention Covid, and I must commend the board for their efforts to keep shop-sa going.
However, without backing from the industry the Association can’t survive and I hope that membership numbers, advertising support and general involvement improves going forward.
Our new COO, Hanlie Delport, and the team certainly have what it takes to spearhead shop-sa‘s revival. Hanlie has the full support of the board, but a viable Association needs active and supportive members.
For me, I’ve always enjoyed being part of our industry and the association and will miss it, but … it’s time!
Remember: none of us is as strong as all of us.
All the best