It is with a great sadness that we mourn the passing of Busisiwe Sokopo.  Her passing is a real loss to the ELOM community, ITEC and the ECD sector in general, and we extend our condolences to her family, her colleagues, and the ITEC staff and Board. Trained and accredited as an ELOM Assessor in November 2016, Busi was due to assist with the ELOM training in East London in July 2017. Her sudden passing the weekend before came as a real shock to all of us.