Every organization is expected to hold its Annual General Meeting and PRISA is no exception in this regard. In accordance with governance and best practice PRISA Limpopo regional chapter held its mandatory Annual General Meeting (AGM) prior the National AGM which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 11th July 2019 in Johannesburg.
The Limpopo AGM was held at the Government Communication & Information Services (GCIS) Building, 66 Hans Ransburg in Polokwane. Despite last minute venue change, members did not despair and the turnout was exceptional.
The AGM was graced by PRISA’s high officials Mr. Victor Sibeko – Chief Executive Officer from National Office, Johannesburg and Mr. Malesela Maubane, a local resident, hosted by the regional chairperson Ms. Phuti Mothapo.
In her report the chairperson expressed her delight at members and national office steadfast support in all regional initiatives. Featuring large in her report was the need to collate database of all regional members, the importance of updating practitioner contacts and customize programmes and members consultation in shaping the industry.
The highlight of the meeting was the call to launch an outreach campaign to the furthest parts of the region, enhance students’ participation, establishment of a consultancy chapter and the dire need to action mentoring and coaching. Ms. Mothapo made a clarion call for members to support the regional activities more going forward.
Mr. Victor Sibeko briefly shared PRISA’s revised strategy he called #ProjectRE meant to assist REsuscitate PRISA, REvive the profession, REalign best practices, REposition the institute, etc. He commended the region for its active participation in all PRISA’s related programmes both in Polokwane or Johannesburg.
Subsequent to an official PRISA regional structure election process facilitated by Mr. Sibeko, the new 2019-2019 regional Committee was announced. Ms. Phuti Mothapo – Chairperson and her deputy Ms. Mpho Radzuma retained their positions.
Chairperson : Phuti Mothapo
Deputy Chair : Mpho Radzuma
Secretary : Moses Moreroa
There was no way the meeting would see its end without a pearl of wisdom from the president Mr. Maubane. He shared the highlights of the paper presented in Zambia on “4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its impact in the era of False News.” Mr. Maubane parting shot was that despite all these disruptions, PRISA has to stick by its guns and drive its transformation agenda.
He urged members to take into account the transformation agenda and framework which is aimed at turning PRISA into a voice of credibility, enhance research capabilities, create partnerships, and ensure high standards of recognition and accreditation.