Obituary

Gill Connellan

The skills development community has lost a champion with the sudden death of Gill Connellan on Easter Monday. Gill had a long and successful career in recruitment and training, and was one of the founders, and still the Chairperson of, the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).

Skills Portal sadly confirms that one of the leading lights in skills development in South
Africa, Professor Merlyn Mehl of the Triple L Academy, has passed away. Prof Mehl
died suddenly at his home in Cape Town. The cause of his death was
apparently unrelated to previous health issues he experienced. He was 70 years old.

Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of the Services Seta, has paid tribute to the late Shaun Schwanzer as, "a true human resources practitioner and professional who will be sorely missed. He wanted Human Resource Professionals to become accountable for their actions, not only to their Employers, but specifically to the Profession as a well self-regulated and officially acknowledge structure responsible to the Minister of Labour for their actions and behaviours".

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