SAS IMMORTELLE Division’s Parade
Article and Pictures by AB Reneilwe Mokoka
parades are held to present and honour members who work
with determination to complete their duties. Officer
Commanding SAS IMMORTELLE, Cdr C.O. Mnisi, held OC’s
divisions parade at Naval Mess Pretoria on 11 May 2018.
He presented certificates and letters of appreciation,
and he expressed his gratitude to members who work hard
and show determination under his leadership. He said “It
is a great pleasure and honour to receive letters of
appreciation from other units recognising the hard work
from members under my Unit, as the OC I feel very proud
to know that am leading members who are disciplined and
determined to do their work with pride and execute it
AB Modise receiving a letter of appreciation from
Officer Commanding SAS IMMORTELLE, Cdr C.O. Mnisi.
In his speech
he highlighted to the ship’s company the objectives that
he set out and that he would like the Unit to focus on.
These are discipline, dress and bearing and focusing on
safety and security in the unit. He further praised
members of the Unit for executing their administration
well and hosting dignitaries from other countries with
excellence. He pledged all to work together and build
each other in order to achieve this objectives and
Mnisi was the Executive Officer SAS IMMORTELLE for six
years before he was appointed as the Officer Commanding
SAS IMMORTELLE. When asked how he copes with change,
challenges, fitness, studies and being a family man:
blessed working in the same unit as XO and now OC. Being
appointed as the Officer Commanding came with a lot of
responsibility as you have to oversee everything but
with the support from members of the unit, top
management and my wife at home it becomes bearable. I am
currently studying Masters of Business Administration,
and when it comes to fitness I think God has blessed me
with good genes. I walk for 5km or more every day, and
only eat twice a day”.
members who received certificates was CPO T.S. Morake
who works in the HR department. He received a Grievance
Course Certificate and he encouraged everyone in HR to
use the opportunity and attend the course as it will
benefit and make their work easier.
Modise said “receiving the appreciation letter from the
Master of the Unit means a lot because it is showing
that our leaders notice and appreciate the effort we put
our work. It improves the morale of us Junior Ratings
knowing that what we do is recognised and appreciated.
who received letters of appreciation:
1. PO K.T.
Mbete on behalf of Hospitality Department
2. Mrs Nkuna
3. AB K. Kowa
4. AB T.J. Modise