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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:16 pm

:hmz: I see my post asking the honourable minister to get a move on with memoranda has been removed.

In the light of such a generous donation, surely this deserves the highest priority.

We don't want yet another reason as South Africans to be embarassed if this grand gift is diluted.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:28 pm

Bush Baptist wrote::hmz: I see my post asking the honourable minister to get a move on with memoranda has been removed.

Nope, it is exactly where you placed it - see here

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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:12 pm

Dear all - we will merge this shortly to the Poaching topic in Indaba forum.

(Then BB wont get confused :P )

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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:41 pm

:hmz: :redface: One day you will also 'lose' it DB.
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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby Hippotragus » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:52 pm

I sympathise BB! I "lost" it long ago and it is very frustrating! I even write "to do" lists and then lose or forget to take the list with me.
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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby hilda » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:09 am

Hippotragus wrote:I sympathise BB! I "lost" it long ago and it is very frustrating! I even write "to do" lists and then lose or forget to take the list with me.


:lol: :lol: Same here! :lol: :lol:
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Patience and helpfulness under trying circumstances

Unread postby judik » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:40 pm

I want to give a big shout out to the ladies at reception in Letaba and Lower Sabie who worked with me as I rearranged my schedule due the the flooding,subsequent road closures and closure of Biyamiti
I changed my schedule not once,twice but 3 times as conditions changed in the park
I noticed no impatience,just a willingness to try and help me find something that worked
I can't remember the name of the woman in LS who helped me,but Sharon at Letaba bore the brunt of the work as she was the first person we talked with after we found out about the closures
On another thread someone mentioned how upset people were and how they really gave the reception staff grief about the process
Sure I was disappointed but getting angry served no purpose whatsoever and so i can't understand that reaction at all
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Re: Patience and helpfulness under trying circumstances

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:41 pm

:clap:
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Re: Patience and helpfulness under trying circumstances

Unread postby saraf » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:52 pm

Thanks Judik.

I've been in the same situation as you, looking forward to a stay at Biyamiti and being rained out. Bitterly disappointed doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of emotions. But the reception staff at Skuks did their very best to get us alternative accommodation.

It isn't the fault of the reception staff, it isn't anyone's fault and I for one thank my lucky stars that SANParks closed the roads that year, because being trapped on roads or cut off in camps would have ruined my holiday far more than having to sleep in a different camp.
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Re: Patience and helpfulness under trying circumstances

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:07 am

Thank you for taking the time to compliment the staff at Lower Sabie and Letaba Judik - I will pass your comments on. :D

Although our accommodation was not interrupted by the flooding, I witnessed SANParks staff/management going way beyond the extra mile arranging alternative accommodation and transport for visitors who had been affected only to be met with total rudeness and criticism :roll:

With the recent flooding a staff member at the Crocodile Bridge shop, made a four and half hour detour to get to work (most would not have bothered) to be of service to us, the visitor only to be met with a complaint of there not being any fresh bread!!! Thanks for your awesome attitudes Eunice and Delight at Croc Bridge Shop :clap: :clap: Keep smiling.
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Re: THANK YOU MR BUFFETT

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:41 am

Guys, I have moved this here as it is appropriate that the thank you be placed here. I will cross reference with the poaching topic. Some posts were split to the poaching topic.

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Booking Staff Commendation

Unread postby Tollie » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:54 am

Thank you JACOB PITSI for the professional and prompt service in transacting my day visit bookings. It is people like you that help to enhance the credibility and reputation of the KNP! :D :D :D

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Re: Booking Staff Commendation

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks for the feedback Tollie!
Will move it to the Under the Ubuntu Tree where the person will receive the recognition. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Booking Staff Commendation

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:53 am

Well Done Jacob :clap: :clap:

Thanks for posting Tollie :D
Please can you tell me where is Jacob Pitsi is based (H/O or Skukuza?) so that I can pass your compliment on to the correct department.
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Re: Bridgeman the inspiring ranger

Unread postby gjorgi » Wed May 07, 2014 7:51 pm

Planning on going on a sunset drive from Biyamiti on the 26th of May as part of our honeymoon! Hope Bridgeman is still there!


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