Aysen was an artisan of note and was regarded as one of the best machine minders of his time.
THE PRINTING industry was deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a giant. A member of the South African Typographical Union, Aysen was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and mentor.
Aysen was employed by Northern Cape Printers, now part of the DFA.
He will be remembered for his talents and acts of humility which he so unselfishly shared, enabling many apprentices and artisan aids to excel in the printing industry.
Aysen was an artisan of note and was regarded as one of the best machine minders of his time. He was the first to operate the only two colour machines in the Northern Cape.
He was revered and commanded respect in the industry for his production of quality journals, such as the De Beers Annual Report.
Aysen proved to all that high work ethics and zero tolerance for mediocrity were within the ability and capacity of all.
He served the disenfranchised workers with great dignity as the Father of the Chapel (shop steward) and his collaborative efforts were instrumental in dismantling the unequal ethnic landscape within the printing Industry.
Aysen could also aptly balance his time and effort to serve the broader community, where he devoted so much time and effort to serve his Deen.
A salient feature of Aysen was his great love and affection for his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Shariffa, children Saligh, Shahied, Fazlin and Jasnine, and grandchildren Naeem, Yazhied, Yazeer, Niyaaz and Anisa.