We are pleased to announce the results of the first stage of the DA Abroad Country Elections where we elected our Global Country Representatives and National Organising Committees (NOCs).
We would like to thank all our members who took part in this process and also our dedicated volunteers who have put themselves forward for these leadership positions.
United Kingdom Organising Committee
The United Kingdom AGM was held on 24 July 2019, and we have duly elected all positions on the National Organising Committee. The newly elected representatives are:
Justin Adams – Chairperson
Bronwyn Middlebrook – Deputy Chairperson
Shamim Mansoor – Treasurer
Jason Frazer – Secretary
Mariska de Wet – Committee Member
Louise Joubert – Committee Member
Rory Jubber – Committee Member
Lance Manasse – Committee Member
Hayley Marshal – Committee Member
Neville Marshal – Committee Member
Nana Mthembu – Committee Member
Phumzile Nene – Committee Member
Ludre Stevens – Committee Member
William van der Merwe – Committee Member
Ireland Organising Committee
The Ireland AGM was held on 5 August 2019, and we have duly elected all positions on the National Organising Committee. The newly elected representatives are:
Desiree Letlhake – Chairperson
Peter Mlaba – Deputy Chairperson
Curt Clements – Treasurer
Denny Nkosi – Secretary
Edward Mahasha – Committee Member
France Organising Committee
The France AGM was held on 5 August 2019, and we have duly elected all positions on the National Organising Committee. The newly elected representatives are:
Mary Paccard – Chairperson
Hannah Cobbett – Deputy Chairperson
Patrick Ross Taverner – Secretary
Anthony Du Hecquet de Rauville – Committee Member
What is next for the DA Abroad Internal Elections?
At the DA Abroad Executive Committee meeting on 28 July 2019 approval was given to members in Ireland and Switzerland to form interim National Organising Committees. The next step in our internal election process is to elect a valid NOC in France, Ireland and Switzerland. Once this is completed we will move forward with Regional Forum Elections.
The DA Abroad will constitute the DA Abroad Council later this year when Regional Forum Elections has been completed. The Council will then duly elect the DA Abroad Leader, Chairperson, and Finance Chairperson.