The ADESSA voice is becoming stronger by the day, with more companies signing up as members. One of the steps of re-imagining the organization was a review of this website, as well as the creation of a new logo.
One of our members, Fuel Online, kindly did the redesign of the website layout and logo for us.
Three hundred teachers attended a one- day conference on Friday, 15 July 2016, organized by the Western Cape Educatioin Department to encourage the use of technology.
On Monday, 18 July 2016 two hundred and twenty subject advisors and other officials of the Westen Cape attended a similar conference. The CEO of ADESSA delivered the keynote address, entitiled “Transforming Education through ICT”.
The WCED invited a number of companies to exhibit during the two conference days, and most of them are ADESSA members. It is great to see how the relationship between ADESSA and the different education departments is being strenghtended.
The ADESSA AGM took place on 7 April 2016 in Cape Town. The event was hosted by one of the members, Oxford University Press.
The turnout was the biggest ever experienced at an AGM meeting and the attendees were glued to their seats as Mr Brian Schreuder, DDG of the Western Cape Education Department explained the meaning and implications of the “Game Changer” policy of the province.
Two new members were elected to join the ADESSA committee and we welcome Vivian Naidoo of MIB and Craig of Fuelonline to the committee.
Formed in 2003, the Associated Distributors of Educational Supplies in Southern Africa, is a body representing educational suppliers in their dealings with government departments, educational institutions and other interested parties. It is an independent organisation, and is funded by subscriptions from member companies. There are currently over 40 companies that are members of ADESSA.
ADESSA as an association promotes professionalism amongst its members, and aims to deliver an edge in education. It also offers member companies one powerful unified voice in dealings with educational institutions and other organisations.