Remembering Imam Hashim Salie

The SAIPA family has learnt with great sadness about the passing of Imam Hashim Salie. Mr Salie served in the past as a Board Member and as Chairperson of SAIPA’s Examinations Committee, where he passionately supported the development of competency-based assessments and the rubric grading system.

He was a valued member of the Project Achiever programme’s management team and played a pivotal role in ensuring compliance to the International Education Standards.

Hashim Salie was also Chair of the Western Region where he was instrumental in the development of Saturday forums, as well as the establishment of the Young Professionals forum. He was eager to impart with his vast knowledge of the accounting profession and quick to assist young individuals who needed guidance or advice.

He is described by colleagues as a gentle giant, but he certainly did not beat about the bush when he spotted mistakes. The trainees and Project Achiever candidates on many occasions encountered a roaring lion, but soon after the gentle giant who showed love and compassion would emerge. Hashim promoted both religious and secular education to uplift individuals and society.

He lived and breathed SAIPA.  He was tough in meetings and felt strongly about governance and compliance. He was a great convenor of forums and meetings, an ardent critic, excellent debater, and thorough investigator. Hashim never walked away from a table with a hardened heart.

His was an open book and was particularly loved by the Cape Town community. He offered his time to various community organisations and served them with great wisdom.

On behalf of the SAIPA board, management and staff we convey our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and associates for their great loss.