The end of the year is fast approaching and I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge our members for their participation in restoring the lives of many who were affected by the severe catastrophes and natural disasters that we were faced with this year. The excellent work done by the industry to restore the lives of many South Africans is what makes the industry valuable. The unpredictable weather conditions are what makes it clear that climate change is a reality and will remain a challenge for the industry in 2018 and beyond. However, challenges should encourage meaningful collaboration and strategic partnerships to foster long term solutions. In 2018, I look forward to seeing an industry that continues to innovate, adapt and commit to working together to grow even stronger.
In conclusion, I would like to extend my appreciation to the SAIA members and Board for their contribution and continued support throughout the year. I wish everyone a joyful and safe festive season.