04 November 2014

Comings and goings at SAHA

This month is bitter sweet for our FOIP team as they bid farewell to Kathryn Johnson from the Australian Volunteers International Development programme, sponsored by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, while welcoming on board a new Community and Training Liaison Officer, Mr Bapate Ntikinca and a new FOIP intern, Ms Nancy Nkoko

Kathryn has, in her time at SAHA, both as the FOIP coordinator and as a FOIP consultant made significant contributions to the work of the team and to the growth and development of individual team members. While we wish her all the best with her future endeavours in Australia, she will definitely be sorely missed by many here at SAHA.

Bapate hails from the Eastern Cape province and is a graduate from the University of Johannesburg where he obtained a BA Honours degree in Public Management and Governance. As the FOIP Community and Training Liaison Officer, he will be responsible for community training and outreach programmes. 

'I am very humbled to be part of SAHA because it will give me an opportunity to learn more as well as give me the platform to inform and educate people on important consitutional ideals such as the promotion of access to information and human rights.' - Bapate

Nancy is from the town of Welkom in the Free State and is a new graduate from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Social Sciences: Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies degree. This will be Nancy's first employment opportunity.

'I'm excited to be joining SAHA and for this great opportunity to learn more about how legislation can be used to extend the boundaries of information access; particularly in order to make a difference in the life of the ordinary man on the street'. - Nancy

Join us in thanking Kathryn for all her hard work during her placement at SAHA and in welcoming our bright young stars, Bapate and Nancy!