Dear SACOMM Community,
SACOMM’s Executive Committee (ExCo) would like to wish you all the best for the new year. The year will be challenging, but the Association is committed to keeping our community of scholars in touch and engaged. More on our planned activities for the year, soon.
I write to you today to share news on a change in the ExCo structure. I will be stepping down as president in the coming week, as I have taken up a position in the United Kingdom. The ExCo discussed this change virtually and resolved the following:
- Prof Tanja Bosch – currently our Deputy President – will take over as President of the Association. Per SACOMM’s constitution, this would have happened at our annual conference, which means this change only impacts on timing and not on the inevitability of Prof Bosch becoming President.
- As an interim measure – and to support the President – Prof Mehita Iqani who is already a member of the ExCo will take over as Acting Deputy President. Prof Iqani will fulfil these duties until our annual conference, where a Deputy President will be elected, as per usual, from a list of nominees.
- Mr Francois Smit – a member of ExCo and our website content manager – will now manage the Listserv as well.
On a personal note, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve as the President of SACOMM. It has been one of the greatest pleasures, and highlights, of my academic career. I will keep supporting the Association and being an ambassador for it. I certainly believe in all that it does and all the people it represents.
I wish you all the best in your endeavours and hope our paths cross again in the near future.