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From the Director’s Desk, January 2021

A reminder to remain vigilant during the second wave, and good news about MIWA’s performance.

There’s a lot of pressure on 2021 to deliver: to deliver happier times, greater prosperity, hope. 

One thing we know this year isn’t able to deliver and that’s the complete end to Covid-19 that all of us have been wishing for. To the contrary – since we are only now emerging from a spike that has been, by all accounts, even worse than anything we experienced, it’s obvious that we have a long way to go until the end of this ordeal. 

The reality is that 2021 will be unable to deliver on anything on our wish list – hope, health, economic recovery – if we don’t play our part. Please continue practicing social distancing, masking and sanitizing your hands.

On a more positive note, I’m pleased to be able to tell you that MIWA’s has shown excellent financial performance during the first six months of the financial year, while recruitment is looking good – proof indeed that members see value in being part of a professional organisation.  I thank you for keeping our flag flying high and for leading by example. Let’s keep on doing what we have been doing and will get through to the other side.

Pieter Niemand, MIWA National Director