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Continuing the Journey: SAADP Strengthens Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Johannesburg, South Africa – May 2024 – As South Africa celebrates 30 years of democracy, SAADP’s journey parallels the nation’s democratic evolution, embodying principles of inclusivity and access. Established two decades ago, SAADP has been instrumental in advancing the representation of Black actuaries, thereby contributing to the economic empowerment of Black communities. In this milestone year, SAADP’s mission gains added resonance, echoing the democratic legacy of South Africa by championing diversity, excellence, and the pivotal role of Black actuaries in shaping a more equitable society.

SAADP’s rebranding initiative, taking place in May, will mark a transformative shift in SAADP’s identity, reflecting its mission, vision, and commitment to empowering Black actuarial professionals across the nation. Today, SAADP continues to forge ahead, guided by its core values of inclusivity, empowerment, and excellence.

“Our commitment to nurturing the potential for greatness among Black actuarial professionals remains unwavering’’, remarked Nthato Selebi, Executive Director of SAADP. ‘’We are dedicated to creating a supportive ecosystem where Black youth feel empowered, included, and equipped to thrive in the actuarial profession. By providing access to resources, mentorship, and opportunities for growth, we are shaping a more equitable future for all.”

Selebi reiterated SAADP’s commitment to extending its reach to underrepresented communities during a recent radio interview. He emphasized the organization’s desire to engage with individuals in deep rural provinces, townships, and semi-rural areas, highlighting the importance of inclusivity in driving transformation. He stressed that transformation is still a function of numbers, so while providing an opportunity to one Black student is commendable, the impact is amplified when extended to five students. Moreover, Selebi underscored the significance of students understanding the broader implications of their participation in SAADP’s programmes. ‘’It’s not merely about individual qualification; it’s about catalysing meaningful societal change through their roles as future actuarial professionals’’, he said.

As SAADP continues this chapter of its journey, the organization invites stakeholders, partners, and supporters to join in its mission of transformation.

For more information about SAADP, please visit www.saadp.co.za

Issued by Azania Public on behalf of SAADP.

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