Kruger National Park is absolutely amazing. There are so many animals to see and the landscape is beautiful. It is one of my favorite places in South Africa.
I love Jeffery’s Bay – one of my favorite places in South Africa!
Hello from Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa!
Less than a week has gone by in this beautiful country and already time has ceased to matter. It has become one long string of breathtaking ocean views, hearing the waves crash against the shore just feet away from my bedroom, adventures in lush forests and jagged cliffs and amazing fellowship with my best friend.
I have to be honest though, it took some getting used to, being here in this amazing country. After an extremely emotionally taxing year at school, I realized that I have been used to operating under a constant level of high-intensity, always on edge, barely sleeping, crying often. Simply put, I was physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually exhausted. So to be transplanted into an environment of no obligations, no deadlines, no pressures was a huge shock to my system. My instinct was to busy myself once more, as I…
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South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund, Africa’s biggest, said it allocated 13 billion rand ($1.3 billion) to three new funds targeted at boosting employment and economic growth.
The Public Investment Corp., which manages most of the GEPF’s money, committed 5 billion rand to an environmental sustainability fund, 3 billion rand for a “priority sectors” fund and 5 billion rand for a private-equity fund, the Pretoria-based GEPF said in an e-mailed statement today. The environmental fund will invest in renewable energy and create about 3,000 jobs, while the priority sectors fund will target employment in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and mining.
“It is prudent to invest in projects that contribute to economic growth and job creation,” John Oliphant, the GEPF’s principal officer, said in the statement.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor
Really interesting article – interesting to think about how this relates to South Africa.
Through the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession, inequality has intensified through income, housing, and public debt in the Bay Area. Black and Latino communities have lost wealth and power, while white and Asian communities have mostly to recovered. At the top, the wealthiest 5 to 10 percent, have made enormous gains.
Imagine a place where the hills are lined with the mansions of millionaire families, some of them billionaires. Their residences sit atop forested ridge lines with views of a peaceful ocean, or upon oak-studded peninsulas that jut into an azure bay. In this place they want for nothing. De Beers opened a retail store in one of their favorite shopping districts a few years ago, next to haute couture names like Bulgari, Cartier, and Gucci. An investment bank opened a “coffee shop” just a couple blocks from the headquarters of no less than seven Fortune 500 corporations, to…
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