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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“IT IS NOT HOW MUCH WE GIVE BUT HOW LOVE WE PUT INTO GIVING”
MOTHER TERESA

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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The Republic of Turkey declared a 3 months state of emergency all over the country on 20 July 2016.

African Union decision to have Pan African visa for all Africans by 2018.


RIDDLES!

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WANT A DAY OFF WORK!

So you want a day off, Let’s take a look at what you are asking for.
There are 365 days per year available for work. 
There a 52 weeks per year in which you have already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work.
Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available.
You spend 30 minutes each day on tea/coffee breaks which counts for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available.
With 1 hour lunch break each day, you used up another 46 days, leaving only 22 days available for work.
You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave and this leaves only 20 days per year available for work.
We are all off 5 days a year, so your available working time is down to 15 days.
We generously give 14 days vacation leave per year which leaves you with only 1 day available for work.
I WILL BE DAMNED IF YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE THAT DAY OFF!

Home South Africa Facts and Figures
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Population:
50,000,000
Area: 1,219,912 km square.
Ethnic distribution:  76 % African Black, 13 % white, 7 % coloured, 4 % other
Religious distribution:  68 % Christian, 2 % Muslim, and 2 % Hindu
Languages: Apart from English, local languages as Xhosa,Sotho,Venda,Tsonga,Pedi,Shangan,Tswana,Ndebele,Zulu and Afrikaans is used.All together 11 offıcial languages are used.
Literacy: Primary education is compulsory. Literacy rate is 86 %
Labour:  17 million in total. 30 % is in the agricultural sector, 25 % Industrial sector and 45 % in the service sector.
Unemployment:  37 %
Annual growth rate:  3 %
Average life expectancy: 50 years
Annual Per Capital income: 10,000 USD
Inflation rate:  9.9 %
Currency: South African Rand
For more updated information please visit www.statssa.gov.za 

Banks

Exchange transactions can be done from all major banks and ATM’s. Branches of seven international banks provide service in major cities. 
Standard Bank
ABSA Bank
Nedbank
African Bank
Bidvest Bank
Capitec Bank
First Rand Bank
Investec Bank

Foreign Exchange

All foreign currency banknotes, traveller’s cheques can be converted at airports, commercial banks and at large hotels. American Express, Dinner Club, Master Card, Visa and all equivalent cards can be used in South Africa. Credit card usage is widespread in small towns and retail shops.
For more information please visit South African Reserve Bank website;

Security

Please visit the South African Police Service website; 

Health

We recommend you to have a travel or health insurance for any accidental, hospital needs. We would like to remind you that South Africa has an excellent reputation in the medical sector.

You may reach health services from the telephone directories under these headings;

Doctors, “Medical Practitioners”
Dentists “Dental Surgeons”
Hospitals “H”

Electricity

South Africa uses 220/240 Volt.