From the President’s Desk
On behalf of the 2023-2024 SAAIR EXCO, I wish all SAAIR members and partners a very happy and well-deserved festive season, Christmas and a prosperous 2023. 2022 has been yet another busy year hence it is important that we take the opportunity of the break to let our guts down, unwind and enjoy the holidays. 2022 will go down memory lane for lots and lots of achievements for the SAAIR, especially with resilience, visibility, and continued dedication towards decision support in higher education.
I would therefore also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your contribution and involvement in keeping the SAAIR’s vision alive for the entire duration of 2022. I especially would like to thank the 2020-2022 Executive Committee who did a sterling job of ensuring that the mission and vision of the SAAIR continue despite the COVID-19 restrictions. We also extend a word of thanks to all the institutions who graciously hosted our institutes and the annual conference, not forgetting all the keynote speakers, presenters and of course the delegates. Planning for all these events was particularly complex for 2022 due to the uncertainties of whether we are back to face-to-face or still in lockdown mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a lot of innovative thinking in very uncertain circumstances had to take place. The SAAIR appreciates the complexity and applauds your courage to soldier on. You are indeed a force to reckon with.
Here’s to a perplexing yet gratifying 2022. Let us divert our drive and tenacity in 2023!
Liile Lerato Lekena
SAAIR President (2023-2024)