Saturday, 22 November 2008

First days in South Africa

We arrived in JoBurg at around Thursday noon. Our transportation from the airport departed at two o'clock, and we instantly got a picture of the African road culture. Because of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, the highways were under a lot of construction. It took nearly 2 hours (with a short pit-stop) to get to the Colbyn Guest Lodge in Pretoria, where our group is staying for the whole trip.

As soon as we arrived, we got a message from Max Fuzani, our contact person in our co-operation company SAP. He was going to visit us in about two hours, and inform us about our visitation to the SAP offices at JoBurg on Friday. We just got our stuff unpacked, grabbed something to eat, and if like suddenly, there was this gentleman standing behind our door. After introductions, we quickly realized that this was the project, and the person we had been hoping for. We got the schedule and found out a bit of the visit to the SAP Office Park in Woodmead, JoBurg.

We woke up early in the morning, freshened ourselves up, and headed for the office. We felt warmly welcomed, and waited for a short while for the other team to arrive. After everybody had found their way to the offices, we all gathered in a meeting room. There were members of the University Alliances-, and Global Communications teams. We introduced ourselves to the teams, listened some lectures about SAP operations in Africa. The day gave us a general image of our project, and was very enjoyable.

SAP Office Park in Woodmead

At the end of the day, SAP arranged a business lunch in Melrose JoBurg. We were accompanied by Max's ex-colleague from the deparment of education. The lunch was fantastic, we got a glimpse of the fine African wine culture, and some delicious food. After lunch, we headed back to Pretoria, eagerly waiting for the next day and what it will contain.

Our project team


T.S.P said...

Hi There ladies and gentlemen,
This is Tshepo from BathoPele Youth Org in SA, i hope u continue to enjoy ur stay here if u r still around and please email me some pics of your stay here and i also hope u will share the experience with other young finish people back home.

Much love.

Kind Regards.

shaffienice said...

hi thre?

Hope u guys enjoyed ur trip here in SA am shaffie a facilitator at siyafunda.

Wishing u all the best as u continue doing ur projects.

mobile number +27769038381

Smiley Ismael said...

Greetings All,

We hope you enjoying your trip in S.A. including the "samoosas"

The Siyafunda CTC community were overwhelmed with your visit to the Centre.

Wishing you the best over the festive and may Y2009 be a fullfilment of your dreams & aspirations.

Take care.
God Bless.