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Old 20th Dec 2017, 12:11
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Mr Mac
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Beyond the Blue Horizon
Age: 58
Posts: 657
During my time in East and Central Africa I was frequantly told when govt changed that it was the new govts "time to feed". This invaribly required relations getting new posts and jobs. The concept of a greater good does not factor much in Africa IMHO. I always remember converstaions with my staff out there when they could not understand why I would pay tax for education for others when we had no children, or for medical care when we were not sick ! Have to say that SA does not feel much like central Africa, and Botswana / Namibia seem "Africa light" in my experiance as well.

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