Executive Members

Executive Committee 2021-2024

The following people were elected onto the SAERA Executive committee at the Annual General Meeting at the 9th conference which took place in Cape Town in November 2022. This executive will serve until the AGM at the 10th SAERA conference in 2023.

Maureen Robinson – President

Shan Simmonds – Deputy President

Melanie Luckay – Secretary

Melanie Sadeck – Deputy Secretary

Ingrid Baigrie – Treasurer

Thomas Salmon – Deputy Treasurer / Communications & Media

Labby Ramrathan – Outgoing President

Labby Ramrathan – Journals (THE & JoE)

Zayd Waghid – Communications & Media

Michael Samuel – Conference Co-ordinator

Petro du Preez – SIGS

Thokozani Mathebula – Outgoing LOC (WITs 2021)

Karen Koopman – Outgoing LOC (UWC 2022)

Kristin van der MerweCommunications & Media

Linda ChisholmConference Programme Co-ordinator

Mhaka Khoza – Additional Member / Communications & Media

Mphoentle Modise – Early Career Researcher (ECR) Representative

Executive Committee 2023-2025

The following members were elected onto the SAERA Executive committee at the Annual General Meeting at the 10th conference, which took place in Makhanda in November 2023. This executive will serve until the AGM at the 13th SAERA conference in 2025.

Melanie Luckay – President

Shan Simmonds – Deputy President

Melanie Sadeck Secretary

Kristin van der Merwe – Deputy Secretary

Tohida Cassiem– Treasurer

Fortunate Gunzo – Deputy Treasurer 

Maureen Robinson – Outgoing President

Labby Ramrathan – Journals (JoE, THE)

Thomas Salmon – Communications & Media coordinator

Zayd Waghid – Communications & Media

Mhaka Khoza – Communications & Media

Mphoentle Modise – Acting Early Career Researcher Representative (ECR) 

Sulochini Pather – SIG coordinator

Mlamuli Hlatshwayo – Fundraising

Michael Samuel – Conference coordinator

Eureta Rosenberg – Chairperson of past conference (2023)

Chinedu Okeke – Chairperson of forthcoming conference (2024)

Kananga Robert Mukuna– LOC of forthcoming conference (2024)

Membership

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