FOREWORDDear Reader,As I begin my Group Editor journey, I am very much cognisant of the fact that leading Sanctuary is a collective effort and I am grateful for the support of the team and my professional colleagues, from authors to reviewers to readers.Indeed, the prestige of Sanctuary is on the rise as evidenced by the impact factor, the quality of publications, and the reputation of well-known industry leaders who routinely consider Sanctuary as a potential outlet for their passions. I will be remiss if I do not publicly thank the many contributions of this edition specifically.

We fully expect this positive trend to continue with exclusive topics dealing with important issues, concerns and emerging trends. 

In closing, let us draw inspiration from the words of Nelson Mandela when he said,
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."
Keagan Mattison
Group Editor