Wrapping up 2015 and looking forward to 2016

Dear readers,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year. The success of SALT Magazine is built on the efforts of our volunteer writers and community support. We’ve come through a year that was filled with both challenges and victories and it’s been reassuring to know that we can count on you.

Working with our volunteers and engaging with the community has been a pleasure and we offer our best wishes and happiness to you and your families as we all look forward to a successful 2016

As we head into the New Year, we should reflect on the past and look forward to the future with optimism despite the looming challenges ahead.  We must stay positive and welcome beneficial changes into our lives.

This year we’ve faced many hurdles but not once did we lose sight of our goals.

We’ve interacted with a new generation of African Australian writers, spoken word artists, photographers and students whose immense contribution has advanced our mission to highlight the success stories and challenges of those who settle in a foreign country.

SALT Magazine was formed to act as a platform for the voice of the new and emerging African Australian communities and we have endeavoured to play the part over our two years of operation. So far the feedback has been great and we will continue to deliver on our objectives.

SALT magazine will always promote and support positive contributions by community members while never shying away from issues that are impacting negatively in our community. We cannot sit by while the vulnerable in our community are exposed to bullying and our youth languish in juvenile detention. It is not helpful to resort to sentiments about preserving the image of our community while families breakdown. Our only option is to raise awareness on issues such as Child Protection and Parenting, Domestic Violence, Gender Inequality, Female Genital Mutilation and Gang Violence.

In the New Year we will be working with community leaders, youth, service providers and all stakeholders across Australia to address these burning issues and shed light on the underlying causes. The outcomes of those engagements will be published in our print editions and on our social media platforms.

It is a big challenge but a necessary one. With your support we believe we can make a difference. Once again on behalf of the SALT Management team I wish you all a happy 2016.



Sidique is the founder of Salt Magazine. He came to Australia in 2001 after fleeing a civil war in his homeland of Sierra Leone. He studied journalism at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone and worked as a reporter for the Statesman Newspaper. He studied a Bachelor of Arts specialising in Multimedia Studies at the University of South Australia.

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