In Memoriam: Mrs Eunice Lesejane

The Lesejane, Baloyi, UNISA family and LIASA members

The Library and information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Ms Eunice (MaU) Lesejane.  We have been honoured as a Library and Information Services (LIS) sector to have had women of Eunice’s calibre.

Eunice has been a member of LIASA since 2000 and she started serving in the Gauteng North Branch Executive Committee (GNBEC) 2014-2016 as Additional Member; Convenor for the Higher Education Libraries Interest Group (HELIG). She has impacted a lot of us with her expertise in LIASA, she worked hard in ensuring that members of the Gauteng North Branch (GNB) receive training while working closely with HELIG at National level. Eunice was a peacemaker; she had love, passion and commitment for the LIS profession.  Before joining UNISA, Eunice worked at Tshwane University of Technology for several years under the leadership of Mrs Vivian Agyei.

On behalf of LIASA governance and membership, as the President of LIASA, I extend our sincere condolences to all affected families, to friends, LIASA members and the LIS sector at large. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss, grief and pain. May her soul rest in peace.

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort for tomorrow” (Author unknown).

Farewell Eunice, you will be greatly missed!

Mandla Ntombela


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on of our colleague, Ms Eunice Lesejane.  Eunice was the Deputy Director: Research & Subject Libraries at the UNISA Library.

Segametsi Molawa


There was a deep sadness when I heard of the passing of Eunice Lesejane. We had the opportunity of meeting, getting to know and engaging with Eunice when she was accepted for participation in the Carnegie Library Leadership Academy (CLLA) held on 05-19 November 2010. My recollection of her is of a quiet but gracious and gentle person with a beautiful smile and calm professional demeanour.  Despite her personal travails, she participated wholeheartedly and diligently during these two weeks and fulfilled all the requirements of the Academy. I’m certain this was how she fulfilled her professional duties at UNISA.

On behalf of the CLLA colleagues and the staff of Rhodes University Library, I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to her family and the colleagues at UNISA. May Eunice’s soul rest in peace.

Ujala Satgoor


It is indeed a very sad occasion for all of us at SMU Library to hear  the sudden death of our colleague and friend.

Our condolences to family colleagues at UNISA and friends.

May her soul rest in peace.

Sarah Kibirige on behalf of Library staff at SMU


Such sad news.

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends, UNISA and LIASA, for this loss!

May her soul rest in eternal peace!

On behalf of The Independent Institute of Education Libraries.

Matsie Theresa Mofana


This is indeed sad, sad news. Rest in peace Eunice,………. MaEu!

Rirhandzu Mhinga


Condolences to the Ntate Lesejane family, May her family and UNISA Library staff find comfort and wisdom during this time of need. God is always there to wipe all the tears. My HER PRECIOUS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

Pam Mavume


On behalf of the UFS Library and Information Services I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the Lesejane and UNISA Library families. We thank the Lord for her life and acknowledge contribution she has made in our profession. May her soul find eternal rest.

Keitumetse Betsy Eister


Our heartfelt condolences to the family, UNISA, LIASA, and the LIS community at large. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Phindile Bekwa (SITA)


Condolences to Eunice’s family, friends and colleagues. We are grateful for having known her, worked with her and formed lasting memories.

May her soul rest in peace.

Vivian Agyei on behalf of TUT LIS


This is very sad news.

May her dear soul rest in peace.

Ingrid Thomson


Sincere sympathy to Eunice’s family, friends and colleagues.  Very sad news.

God bless

Denise Nicholson


Sincere condolences to the family of Eunice and the staff of Unisa and LIASA colleagues.  May her soul rest in peace.

Lucille Webster and the DUT Library staff


Our Condolences to Eunices’ family.

We are saddened by her passing.

May her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

The Presidency Library.


On behalf of LIASA Gauteng North Branch, our heartfelt condolences goes to Lesejane, Baloyi and UNISA family and the LIS community at large. Eunice hold closest to hearts of LIASA GNB  Members, her beautiful Soul will dearly be missed. Etlela hi ku rhula munghana wa mina. Tshidisegang be Losika.

Mmaditshipi Seageng


On behalf of the LIASA Free State Branch our sincere condolences to the family of Eunice and colleagues.  May her soul rest in peace.

Lianda Coetzer


It is a sad loss indeed.  To her co-workers, friends and family, may they find comfort in knowing that she is with her Creator.  May her soul find rest in the Lord.

Wethu Danster, On behalf of the University of Limpopo libraries


On behalf of the City of Johannesburg Library Staff, condolences to the family, may Her soul rest in eternal peace.

Nobuntu Mpendulo