The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Yacoob Abba Omar to the position of Director Operations (DO) effective, 4th January 2021. Dr Abba Omar is replacing Dr Oscar van Heerden who has left MISTRA due to family commitments.

Abba brings a wealth of experience in this role, having been involved with MISTRA since its inception and previously served as DO from February 2013 to January 2016. He has been an active Fellow at MISTRA and has continued playing a supportive role in various MISTRA projects.