The Chairperson, Mr Elias Leine, the Provincial Executive Committee and the staff of NAPTOSA Free State wish members a happy and prosperous academic 2017, filled with joy and rewarding moments. Every New Year also brings its own challenges and obstacles. It is our wish that we will overcome all these challenges and obstacles with the necessary strength, resilience and perseverance. A very eventful year lies ahead. Members are invited to participate fully in all the NAPTOSA activities. Let us all work together to make 2017 a memorable year. We hope that this year you can concentrate on the task of teaching without distractions.