Monday, 30 June 2014

Second Weekend at Mafeking

Started the day scaling the town exploring for various markets trying to understand what Mafeking was popular for......


Swimming Pool at the Hotel we stayed at..Hotel had a Wedding.Paola was trying to.explore their Culture being in the middle... :)



Being around I was exploring their culture being on the side                                      

 











 T-Off at Hole No.1 - Leopard Park Golf Club..Went on to play 9 holes getting a feel of the course in South Africa which to me came as being fast green... My Cady Jabu was amazing.... I got to say he had eyes as sharp as an Eagle...






 The Course was beautiful with plenty of water catchment in the middle...
Springboks grazing in the Middle of the course...was an Amazing sight... Normally when other Golfers being on the course, before a T-Off shot one calls Out " Ball " but I did not know what to call out at these Springboks and more so in what language !! :)



 











 Addition to Guest list... Waterbucks... I did not have to sign them in ! :). Cady Jabu was very eager to see How he looked like when I took this Selfie...........


Cant ask for a better weather than this for Golfing...
Bonolo who sells Coffee at the Club House... Its an Amazing feeling to share a sense of equality rather than getting one to feel - He/She is holding a job to serve... so took a picture..to drive a point home we all are Humans ... all are equals..

Went to Church with Thapi and Tebogo ( Edwin)..




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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Second Friday of the assignment...........

Again went to attend the program of Premier of the State.....

On the way, while picking up the University students who are assisting us, we celebrated John's birthday. John is a PhD student who has submitted his thesis at NWU and awaiting outcome. He is the lead of the Students who is assisting us on all the logistics etc






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Thursday, 26 June 2014

A sudden change in plan ...started the day with a Business Briefing with Premier of North West Province....



Started the day 30 minutes earlier at 8.00 A.M. being at the Mmabatho Conventiion Centre for a Business briefing with the Premier...................















Career Session and Workshops with NW University students




Group picture with some key students of NW University...

Later in the evening ended the day celebrating Birthday of Chadra, seated in the middle of the table at far end...


 

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Busy Week but something new today.

We got a wonderful Opportunity to visit Physically challenged


Just at departure a pic with Effie who has 30 years of work                         with one of the Students
experience in IBM ...feeling privileged...




















Suro with one of the Class Teacher

                    ......................Katy and Myself helping a student color and sharing a Friendship band...







Again helping children at their school.













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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Second Week - Second Day - Office Start time gets advanced...

Started the day with call at 7.30 A.M. Jumped on the Bus at 8.30 A.M. and we were Off to work at the University. The day was hectic with several calls and Face to face meetings..

Dived into the day and it went on......



 Teams working on their bit of the Project




Ended the day with celebration of a Key Member from the University.

Tried Steak Madagascar with Pepper sauce...
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Monday, 23 June 2014

Second Week - Its Monday - Back to Business

23 June 2014 - Details and Pics will follow

 Meetings and Discussions with various Stake Holders





Team 2 of CSC 12 discussion...
















Brainstorming, sharing of views inputs, exploring possibilities..










Discussion with another Stake Holder..
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Hurray the First Week End ever- in South Africa

21 / 22  June 2014 - Details and Pics will follow

Sixth Day - First Friday day of First Week !!

20 June 2014

We had series of back to back calls with key stake holders which lasted till about 4 P.M. in the day. Then our team had to rush off since we had to get on to the Bus arranged to take us to Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve. Reached the lodge by 8.30 P.M. had dinner and hit the bed since we had a early morning schedule the next day...

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Fifft Day - of the First Week..started getting into Hectic Zone !!

19 June 2014 - Details and Pics will follow

Fourth day and the first week

18 June 2014 - Details and Pics will follow

Started the day with work out session for 30 minutes along with some team members.

Through the day we had Series of discussions within Team 2 , discussions with Stake Holders and ...

Moving on to Third Day

17 June 2014 - Details and Pics will follow

We started with Prof Mahaaga chairing the meeting. He called upon Prof.  Dean of FAST to share an overview of the University. Each of us got an opportunity to briefly introduce ourselves. Later Rector Mrs. .......  gave us a good walk through of the University, its programs, engagement etc etc




Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Journey started - Second day.......

16 June - Had breakfast at Courtyard Hotel whee v stayed. We all got on to an arranged Bus - started to Mafeking at 10 am local time. Interesting was told the bus cannot not go faster than 100 kms per hr speed which means it would take 6 hrs to reach Mafeking.

The below picture simply reflects the heart of people in South Africa. Sumptuous food ! :) you cant ask for any better ..










People here are so friendly and warm. I always believe the connect is at its BEST only when you put your self in the shoes of the other... I did not look at them as waiter or Waitress but just a friend.... :)






The main person behind all of this - Muriuki Mureithi called as Jambo Muriuki !! :)
Goodness me Cows are so huge here !! and healthy .........!!! :) below is the proof... Butter ;)



 After reaching we have to put together a presentation during the second half today.
Stopped over for snack at Steers, 12.45 pm. Headed back again to Mafeking (1.15pm).
It's 2.30pm and almost reaching Mafeking. Would be there in next 30mins or so.

Finally arrived at 2.45 pm at Mambatha Springs Hotel. It took  only 4.5 hours. The driver did a good job :). Checked into the hotel by about 3.25 pm.

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At 4 pm we all met with Professor Mahaaga - each gave a quick Introduction and  Prof Maahaga gave  historic view of Mafeking / University. Finished by 6 pm

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Team 2 - Sanjay Guhathakurta, Savi Abraham, Valentina Salapura, Wouter Denayer - got together to complete Work Plan Presentation for 17 June 2014. It was 10 P.M. when we went down for Dinner however the Hotel Staff were helpful and understanding We could eat some Amazingly interesting dishes !! :)....  more details to follow.......... #ibmcsc #mafeking #SA12

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