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First 100 days in office for SAADP’s new ED, Nthato Selebi

Our continuing engagements with the current partner universities and the future partner universities reveal that our work enjoys great support and must be replicated.

08 September 2023

It has been three months since I was appointed as Executive Director for SAADP. We would like to give you an update on what has been occupying our time in that period.

But firstly, we would like to say a word of thanks to Ms. Nokwanda Mkhize, who selflessly occupied the ED’s position for over 20 years. As she enters a new chapter in her life and goes on to new adventures, she leaves an indelible mark on the actuarial profession as well as on the work of SAADP. Her contribution and efforts can never be forgotten. We wish her well.

In the past three months, we have had the privilege of interacting with as many of SAADP’s stakeholders as possible. From NSFAS, Inseta, ASSA, Sasria, Discovery, Liberty, ECIC, SAICA, to partner universities as well as current beneficiaries and not to mention the SAADP Board members. In all these interactions, it became clearer that the work of SAADP cannot be allowed to fail. The work is too important a contributor to the betterment of our country.

Our continuing engagements with the current partner universities as well as future partner universities has made it clear that the work of SAADP enjoys great support and must continue and be replicated where possible.

We had an opportunity to engage with the team from Discovery and to partner with them on the establishment of the Adrian Gore Mentorship Programme. The partnership saw an increased contribution to SAADP’s bursary pool which we are grateful for. We have no doubt that this partnership will continue to grow.

We are looking forward to our participation in the upcoming ASSA Convention which will be held in Sandton in October. This presents an opportunity to be able to engage with current and future partners on the vision and mission of SAADP.

There is a great deal of work ahead of us as a team over the next 12 months as we reposition SAADP, grow its mandate and highlight the critical role it plays in the transformation of the actuarial profession. With the renewed energy and enthusiasm, coupled with your support, it is work that we believe we can accomplish.



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