Dear friends and colleagues
Last week we completed a country-wide roadshow to engage with members and obtain views and suggestions in terms of the way forward on the structural and operation conflict between a non-profit company (SATSA NPC) set up back in 2003 and SATSA the Association.
As per the advice of our legal team, the presentation was centred around incorporating the Association with the NPC. The process was approached to allow the organisation to function in the best interest of its members, develop clear structures and definitions, define roles, responsibilities and accountability, establish checks and balances and ensure member control, transparency and oversight. It is to be noted that this has very little effect on the day to day running of the organisation but does allow us to proceed with one streamlined legal vehicle.
I would like to extend a BIG thank you to all the venues below that hosted the roadshow and to all members who gave their time to attend and provide valuable input. A special thank you to David and Hannelie for the many hours they committed to the preparation of the draft document as presented for discussion and the back to back travel crisscrossing the country to meet with you all.
Input was taken from members on how to incorporate the constitution of the Association, last updated in 2015, into an updated Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) of the NPC.
The roadshow took place as follows:
• Eastern Cape: 28 June 2017 hosted by Summerstrand Hotel
• Limpopo: 29 June 2017 hosted by Tzaneen Country Lodge
• Mpumalanga: 30 June 2017 hosted by Pine Lake Inn
• North West: 3 July 2017 hosted by Sun City
• Free State: 4 July 2017 hosted by Central University of Technology
• KwaZulu-Natal: 5 July 2017 hosted by Tropicana Hotel
• Gauteng: 6 July 2017 hosted by Constitution Hill
• Western Cape: 6 July 2017 hosted by The Vineyard Hotel
Members who were unable to attend the meeting but would like to view the presentation can download it here
Collated feedback from all the sessions will be included in the draft MOI and presented at the next NEC meeting taking place on 20 July 2017. The NEC will debate the various changes tabled and by majority vote to include or not the changes proposed. A draft copy of the MOI is still available on request from Hannelie@satsa.co.za, and additional suggestions can be emailed to her by close of business 18 July 2017.
A final draft version of the MOI will be sent to all members to read and familiarise themselves with ahead of the SATSA AGM where a vote will be put to all in attendance on the way forward.
We look forward to having this matter settled and continuing the good work of SATSA.