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Unread postby bert » Fri May 13, 2005 7:29 pm

Might be interesting reading
We sell generators and compressor. Found this in our corporate monthly magazine. We sold one portable lighttower
to Kruger.

Was sold to KNP, Stotznek for lighting purposes for staff members. Means that in 1997 i had a extra bond with Kruger

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Unread postby saraf » Sat May 14, 2005 9:07 am

I'm an Information Analyst at a large American IT outsourcing company, currently working on a UK government account. Currently migrating huge amounts of data from various old systems into a bright shiny new one.

Typical me, I moved from an account where I could surf the internet all day to one with no internet access at all - then discover the webcam!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun May 15, 2005 7:46 pm

My most important job has been the raising of our two sons who are now completing their degrees at varsity.
For money to go to Kruger (and pay for varsity fees) I work with my husband in our liquor (retail) and property businesses doing some of the necessary (boring) admin.
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Unread postby craigsa » Sun May 15, 2005 9:34 pm

Worked as an assisant manager at a Caltex Petrol Station..
Then tried my hand and game ranging and came back to JHB to be in computers which i am still doing...

Whats next?
Planning next KNP trip!

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Unread postby chrisb » Thu May 19, 2005 1:04 pm

I am working as a system administrator for our ERP system in the IT depratment of one of the mines in town.

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Unread postby fevertree » Thu May 19, 2005 1:14 pm

I trained as an ecologist, and even had the privelege of working in the Park about 14 years ago. I then moved into the private game reserves (Sabi Sands) as an ecologist and guide before getting into tourism where I now do sales and marketing for a game lodge in the Lowveld. Quite a path from ecologist to marketing....
I also do part time lecturing at Damelin Lowveld campus.
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Unread postby simonb6 » Thu May 19, 2005 7:36 pm


I got offered the job earlier this week and confirmed my acceptance today, so from the end of June I'll be working for Cable & Wireless back home in Jersey.

I suspect it will be a good company to work for as they thought it quite reasonable to delay the interviews of all the applicants for two weeks because I was about to go on holiday to the KNP.
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Unread postby Toddelelfe » Sat May 21, 2005 1:22 am

I work for a big insurance company. OG i forgot all my business english. My Team an i go to the customers, who had accidents like fire, water, storm and so on. We manage all the things for them. Most times Some times, we must decide, that they get no cash. Because they hasn't payed their bills or they lies or others.

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Unread postby Elena » Mon May 23, 2005 9:44 pm

In one week I'll be a logistics coordinator for GE Healthcare.
I got the job

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Re: Your job

Unread postby clever dog » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:55 am

I have my own company working as a business consultant for a number of companies here in Malaysia, but also market a range of products together with my partners/clients (same in this case).

Very interesting and challenging (but lost focus after joining the FORUM )

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Unread postby Penny » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:50 pm

I teach swimming in our family run swimschool. As we live in Durban on the East Coast of SA we have very mild weather so we teach right through the year. We have a heated pool and all of us myself, my husband and our daughter are involved. We save frantically right through the year so that we can go twice annually to KNP. Unfortunately because of the swimschool we are limited to going away during school holidays! Luckily our son is a Game Ranger so we often get to visit with him at the luxury lodge where he is employed!
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Unread postby Foxy » Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:44 pm

I am an executive assistant ( fancy name for jack of all trades) for the Head of SA Industral Affairs -have 2 other bosses as well. Thats the 8 - 5 job, except it extends to 18h00 most nights, Then after all those hours away from home, I come home to be an executive home-maker for no pay!!

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Unread postby elpaco » Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:41 pm

I am coordinator of the budgeting process of a big banking group in france. this is a new job, I started in march. My boss is completely crazy, he feels invested of a kind of divine mission to help people do their job even if they don't want to receive any help so I spend my time doing things of no use that people don't want to hear of ....
well that's it, nothing exciting but enough money to go to SA once in a while

BTW best of luck to you Elena for your new job

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Unread postby Capucine » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:20 pm

I am teacher.
I learn to read and to write ..............Frensh at pupils 6 and 7 years old.
Now, we write an album about Orpen cam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In two years, I wil be pensionner and I could to go often in your wonderful country
Waiting, I look the webcam and I dream !!!!!!!!!
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Unread postby Nico » Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:50 pm

I am a wildlife painter, so visit my website and have a look. You will meet my wife Yvonne, she is a wildlife photographer and together we are treveling most of the time to KNP.
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