Mbali 2022 has been in the offing for the past two years, it is a highlight on the international conference calendar in South Africa when it comes to Management, Business, Administration and Legal initiatives. The pandemic has delayed the Mbali international conference, but the sun has risen as the clouds have dissipated, on a glorious event that will leave every delegate, participant and keynote speaker mesmerised. The organising team has worked tirelessly in ensuring that the Mbali experience is enhanced exponentially since the last conference in 2018. Mbali 2022 will stir, enlighten and awaken the intellectual spirit that lives within us all. Now that the Covid 19 pandemic is mutating into a less serious illness, the world is slowly reaching a sense of normalcy, therefore Mbali 2022 will be a signal to the academic community that intellectual discourse and engagement can resume in a physical conference format once again. The purpose of Mbali has always been a developmental one, where novice researchers and post graduate students are given an opportunity to grow and hone their skills, through interacting with experienced researchers, but it has burgeoned into much more than we as the organising committee had expected; it is now a stage where insights are interrogated and new ideas take its first breath. ABSA have been our partners since the inception of Mbali in 2016 and the relationship has grown stronger, even though the pandemic disrupted the plans for Mbali 2020, ABSA did not abandon its commitment to promoting education and research, especially now in a post Covid 19 reality. We as the Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law are sincerely and eternally grateful to ABSA for their unwavering support in the most trying of times. Welcome to MBALI 2022, come join us either face to face or online in what will be an awe-inspiring, stimulating and all round cerebral event.