Author: Winnie Baloyi

Second 2019 Message from the IMASA President: Winnie Baloyi

To All IMASA Knights,

We have entered the 2nd quarter of the year and I am delighted to give an update on IMASA activities from the period March to May 2019.

So much has happened since the last communique in March 2019. The good and the bad!

Bad news
IMASA has lost one of its soldiers in Administration on 17 April 2019, the National Treasurer and Chairperson of Gauteng Branch, Mr. Derek Gouws. Our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.

The efforts taken by IMASA members to represent the Institute during the family bereavement are highly noticed and appreciated. Thank you IMASA Knights for your support!

Resignations and Appointments
One of the IMASA legends and Western Cape Associate member, Ms. Elrina Versfeld tendered a resignation to focus on her life and retirement. We wish her well with her future endeavours, not forgetting to appreciate her commitment and contribution to IMASA throughout her years of service as a member.

The Western Cape Branch Secretary, Mrs. Natasha Paulse has also resigned as an official from the City of Cape Town Municipality but chose to remain with IMASA as an Associate member. Her decision to continue with her membership and service to IMASA is highly appreciated.

Congratulations to Ms. Jill Lakay for being elected as the new Western Cape Branch Secretary for 2019, replacing Mrs. Natasha Paulse. We wish her well in her new position of responsibility!

Branch Activities
Western Cape Branch is applauded for submitting the 2nd 2019 report on Branch activities. Keep up the good work Western Cape!

It is trusted that the Task Teams established and assigned with different responsibilities will perform beyond expectations.
Branch reports from Limpopo and North-West are still awaited.

Whilst acknowledging the challenges faced by Gauteng Branch, it is trusted that the NMC’s intervention will strive to address the challenges and revive the branch once again.

NMC Activities
The NMC visited Mbombela Local Municipality on the 26 April 2019. The intention was to popularize IMASA and if possible establish an interim Branch Management Committee.

Though an interim committee could not be established, it is anticipated that new members will soon be received from Mbombela Municipality and other municipalities in Mpumalanga, with the support of the IMASA active member, Mr. Vincent Mabuza.

I am excited to report that the 21st IMASA Annual National Conference will be held at Ekurhuleni Municipality in Alberton, Gauteng from 6-8 November 2019. The 1st invitation is already out to members and administrators in local government to attend this magnificent conference with a theme “Reinventing the wheel and investing in the future of Local Government Administration”.

The good work already done by the Conference Planning Task Team is highly appreciated.

Collectively let us continue to take IMASA to greater heights!

Winnie Baloyi
IMASA President

First 2019 message from President Winnie Baloyi

To All IMASA Knights, Welcome to 2019!

The year has begun and its work, work, work! I wish you all a successful and fruitful year.
Congratulations to the two (2) branches, namely, the Western Cape and Limpopo for holding their first meetings in 2019! The two branches managed to elect their Branch Management Committees for the 2019 term of office as follows:

Western Cape:
Chairperson – Mikha’eel Harris
Deputy Chairperson – Marina Griesel
Secretary – Natasha Paulse
Treasurer – Adele Van Rossum
Assistant Treasurer – Marius Moelich

Limpopo:
Chairperson – Reply Mkhwanazi
Deputy Chairperson – Danky Leshaba
Secretary -Beauty Maake
Treasurer – Barry Viljoen
Additional member – Mampuru Thobejane
Student member – Tsietsi Manyama

All the newly elected branch Management Committee members are congratulated, with confidence that the vision of IMASA will be realized through their dedication, hard work and commitment.

Well done Western Cape Branch for a comprehensive Conference feedback report!

On behalf of the IMASA Knights, I wish the Treasurer General & Chairperson of Gauteng Branch, Mr Derek Gouws a speedy recovery from his knee surgery.

Good luck! to one of the IMASA founders, Mr Stefan Bosman from Limpopo Branch, who has retired from local government as on 28 February 2019. We wish him well with his new endeavors and still open a door for him to become an associate member.

The North-West Branch (now known as Bokone-Bophirima Province), you are encouraged to regain the momentum once again! Remember your outstanding work as a leading branch year after year! You can still make it!

The National Management Committee (NMC), had successfully held its 1st 2019 meeting on the
22 February 2019. Amongst others, the NMC resolved on the following:

1. To pursue the registration of IMASA as a Professional body with SAQA.
2. Revive the inactive branches by starting with possible visits to Mpumalanga and Kwazulu- Natal provinces.
3. Establish an Advisory Committee and re-establish portfolio committees to support the objectives of the Institute.

It is with great honor and gratitude for the NMC to allow me to attend the 73rd IIMC Annual
Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, USA from 19-22 May 2019.

All members are reminded to pay their 2019 membership fees and remember that it is a responsibility for all of us to take IMASA to greater heights!

Winnie Baloyi

IMASA President

Christmas message from President Winnie Baloyi

                                            

To All IMASA Knights!

2018 has been a great year! We, the IMASA Knights should appreciate the journey we have travelled from the beginning of the year. We have kept the IMASA family together thus far and it is my wish that all of us conclude the year with happy endings.

As we are approaching the festive season, may all of us have confidence to the New Year, with hope that the challenges experienced in 2018 will strengthen and motivate us to improve. All the achievements gained should be seen as a step forward to a brighter future.  

May all enjoy the festive season, drive safely wherever you will be travelling and enter 2019 with courage and enthusiasm.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!