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 October 2001

YOUR DAILY DOSE

Hire me - I'm good!

In my opinion, I am highly employable. In the eyes of conservative corporate America, obviously, I am not.

I think for myself, try to be scrupulously honest, punctual, cheerful in the workplace, insist on learning new things. I am not anal or easily influenced by internal treachery and backstabbing. I enjoy creative opportunities. I am good at almost everything I do.

Is it because I am a little on the wild side with that edge of jungle pride and old fashioned principle? Who knows for sure.

All I do know is that the  TV station that gets me as an employee is lucky!


Aids will kill 700 000 South Africans a year
A DEVASTATING report into Aids suppressed by the South African government because it identifies the disease as the largest killer in the country and predicts millions more deaths, was finally made public yesterday after unions, churches and politicians demanded its release.

8 000 Zimbabweans slip back over the border
AN estimated 8 000 Zimbabwean workers have left South Africa since Friday, apparently unaware of an agreement that postponed their deportation, the state-run Herald newspaper said on Wednesday.


 


 

Inflation likely to reach 100% by Christmas, say economists
Spectre of famine looms in Zimbabwe

FACTS OF MY IMMIGRANT LIFE

I haven't been to a dentist in too many years and I have two broken molars. No medical insurance.

No vacation time - ever. No work = No pay. It has been years since I had a holiday. I survive by contract work - and a lot of style.

I have not seen anyone from home in four years.

I plan to buy a piece of land and build a home out of cob and straw bale.

I live day to day and remain, for the most part, quite 'chipper' and optimistic.


 


BUSINESS
Heart Thoughts
It can get a bit old sometimes - this habit I have of hauling out mental snapshots of happy remembrances. I haven't seen my friends and family in so long now that the memories are decidedly curled up at the edges. Things my mom says and does. Expressions on the faces of each of them. I miss them all.. And Liattie - I miss her so!



AFRICA INSIGHT
NGOs prepare to distribute food
International NGOs working in Zimbabwe are preparing food distribution and food for work programmes despite the government's reluctance to admit to a food crisis, representatives said on Tuesday.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

who cares? - the world is flat out there and you'll fall right off the edge!


 



INSIGHT

World Summit 2002

Mental illness is not seen in the same light as other conditions

Environmental refugees, for example those affected by the recent floods in Mozambique, are receiving increasing attention.

One blue planet
The official launch of World Summit 2002 took place in Johannesburg this week.

The world in one country (one week)
A year from now South Africa will host Rio+10, the World Summit on Sustainable Development.


OPINION

Like paradise, Equatorial Guinea is made up of equal parts of charm and horror, writes STAFF DESPONDENT

 


 

AFRICA INSIGHT
NGOs prepare to distribute food
International NGOs working in Zimbabwe are preparing food distribution and food for work programmes despite the government's reluctance to admit to a food crisis,