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From the Director’s Desk, April 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with those members who have been affected by the KZN floods. This is how we are supporting them.

Our thoughts are with you.

It seems as though South Africa is destined to face one challenge after another. Having pulled through the Covid pandemic and overcome the damage caused by last year’s riots, our latest trial came in the form of the deadly floods in KwaZulu-Natal.

While it’s truly devastating to hear of homes washed away, infrastructure completely eroded and families going without electricity and water for months, it is only when you see the pictures of the carnage that you realise the true impact of this disaster.

Many of our workshops have been affected, and we stand with all KZN MIWA members as they strive to rebuild their enterprises. With grading currently taking place within the province, we are giving all workshops which are trying to fix damage brought about by the storms up to three months to get their premises in order. Rest assured that your accreditation will not be changed during this time.

Know, too, that while this has put all our courage and mettle to the test, we will rise – just as we have done so many times in the past. Our thoughts are with all of these members during a difficult and unprecedented crisis.

Pieter Niemand,
MIWA National Director