The SACOMM community was met with the sad news of Prof. Sonja Verwey’s passing last week. Prof. Verwey was the first female president of our Association, a formidable academic, an esteemed colleague, a mentor and a friend to many of us. We will remember Prof. Verwey as a gentle, cheerful and insightful presence in, and at SACOMM. Her contributions to the field and to our community cannot be overstated.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to her bereaved family, friends, colleagues and students. A memorial service for Prof Verwey will take place at the Weltevreden Dutch Reformed Church, 1140 Cornelius Street, Weltevredenpark on Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 11:00.

SACOMM is deeply sorrowed and much poorer for the loss of this wonderful woman.