5 reasons why a British person should work for a South African company

As I come to the end of my tenure with my second South African company I thought it might be interesting to reflect on 5 years of working with my adopted Southern Hemisphere countrymen. This now seems especially pertinent given the news yesterday that ABInBev are moving towards a takeover bid for SABMiller – if successful it is highly likely that the organisation will change beyond all recognition.

Bias disclaimer: I am a huge fan of South Africa and I am a huge fan of South Africans. I wholeheartedly believe that there are traits intrinsic to South Africa and in particular South African businesses that make both a hugely powerful and constructive force in the world. Obviously – like everywhere else on the planet – it’s not perfect.

So, the following 5 points are general observations based on my personal experience and are peculiar (I believe) to engagement with South Africans as both a British person and a businessman. As follows:

1) South Africans will always “stab you in the front”. 

British people are, on the whole, somewhat over-sensitive when it comes to perceptions of themselves in the work place. 5 years of working with South Africans has knocked that out of me in the best way possible. The experience desensitises you just enough to remove the thin-skinned and flighty British characteristics that make you question your own direction and your own beliefs. The flip-side is of course that you can be affronted or even take offence even when faced with well meaning, constructive criticism. In time however, it becomes second nature to back yourself, be honest and maintain an open dialogue at all times.

2) South Africa is closer to the action. 

The Western world has caught onto the fact, finally, that the economic centre has shifted East. To some extent we (the popular public consciousness) are starting to understand that the pace of economic growth in sub Saharan Africa is a force to be reckoned with. Ethiopia is the fastest growing economy in the world. Tanzania, Mozambique, DRC, Cote D’Ivoire and Rwanda are not far behind. Nigeria’s smartphone penetration is north of 30%. South Africa sometimes inspires and sometimes absorbs these movements through the migration of people and technology and is a hub through which Africa more broadly can be understood and experienced.

3) South Africa likes entrepreneurs. 

It suits their psychology. To be an entrepreneur (my opinion) you have to have unwavering self-belief, an ability and spirit that will drive progression at a terrifying pace and a pragmatism that means you are not easily distracted. I have met and enjoyed working with many South African entrepreneurs in the technology, journalism and manufacturing spaces and have found their strength of conviction as disarming as their warmth and enthusiasm. It seems to be a country that at its best fosters an indomitable spirit to do better. Some of it is competitive in nature – but most of it seems driven by a sincere desire to improve and to foster a culture of inclusion and pride.

4) South Africans value, acknowledge and reward hard work. 

You will have to work harder, faster and under more pressure than in a European context. By default you will be expected to create your own path, be completely accountable and to build something successful with very little support. But if you can do that (and after all isn’t that part of the challenge of being in business) and you can take people along with you for the journey – then the reward *should* more than justify the effort.

5) South Africa promotes Diversity and Equality in the modern world. 

Again, the notion that things have to progress is central here. Of course, it goes back hundreds of years and the causes are well documented. Important but imperfect initiatives like BBBEE typify this “we just have to get on with it” approach. Of course a sea change is difficult to implement but it is borne out of a collective acknowledgement that a balance needs to be redressed. The point is really that this drive and prioritisation is something sorely missing in most European organisations. We think of ourselves as moderate and subsequently there is no need to rock a particular boat – yet we know there is an underlying inequality in senior positions when it comes to gender or race. Whether the legislation or apparatus exists is almost of secondary importance – we seem to have a predisposition that means we almost don’t believe in a requirement for intervention in this way.

Working with my South African colleagues over the last 5 years has enriched my life enormously. I also work as a mentor to a South African entrepreneur (hi Noxy) whose drive for progress, undiluted altruism and enthusiasm constantly amazes and inspires me. I find the country to be richly diverse, astonishingly complex and transcendently beautiful.

So – on the basis of the above 5 points my advice for British business people would be: go and work with some South Africans. 6 months in you’ll have wiped away the tears, started to take yourself less seriously and have progressed more than you ever thought possible.

Really though - I just like South Africans. They keep you on your toes.

Keep care your hair

We have five ways to care, let us study it.

1. Brush Remy Hair Extension througly prior to washing to remove any knots and/or tangles. Strart at the bottom and gently work your way to the top being cautions not to pull on the hair.

2. Wet Remy Hair as normal.

3. Appy conditioner to the hait extensions prior to washiing to help maintain moisture levels. Don not rinse. Apply shampoo ( on top of conditioned extensions) and wash gently.

4. Rinse through.

5. Appy moisturizing conditioner.

6. Rinse through.

7. Warp human Hair Extension in a towel and allow the towel to absorb mositure. Avoid rubbing the towel through hair to dry.

8. Comb carefully to work through any knots and tangles that way have formed while wshing.

9. Allowing Hait Extension to air-dry is best. Never sleep in wet hair as this cause tangles.

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Generous face and soft hair

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Those wigs are human wig. According to your face and your habby to custom make the wig, it’s generous and grace. In fact, the human hair’s quality is also impartant in your head, in lightday, it’s sunny, soft and full, no tangle. I think same as the sun, outgoing and relaxed.

As personal, I like fifth photo, grace body and green tree and warm weather. Big wavy is looks like natual.

Charing instead of the women all. Never people think of beauty clothers can make a whole body, but I must be remind of all women, keep your good face and soft hair. In my life, I always like my mam long hair, silky straight and natural black. No bonlde like eurpain hair.

Do you like human hair or synthetic wig? My many customers told me what they like hair, for example, one of is the customer she brought hair extension, or called weft, then, when she recieved it, she create it made a clip-in hair extension, it’s so nice.

It’s also amazing, in her wedding, she used it.

Do you miss her blonde hair?

At first, shown a nice blonde hair.

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Bella Thorne is having a blonde moment. The up-and-coming starlet arrived at the Crocs Funway Runway launch party in New York City with golden tresses in place of her distinctive red locks on Tuesday. And if you’re missing her signature look, you’re not alone: She does too.

“I’m naturally blonde, so it wasn’t like it was so big for me,” Thorne, 17, explains to PEOPLE. It was a temporary switch for her upcoming film, Shovel Buddies, and she is eager to return to her old hue.

“I’m not completely digging the blonde, to be honest,” she says. “But once I get in the sun and I get a little more of a tan, I think it’ll look better. I think I’m just going to keep it for summer … And then for winter, I’m going to go back to my red, my luscious red.”

“I’m not going to confirm anything,” she says. “We are, you know, we’re hanging out. I only hang out with him. We’re going to see how it goes over the next few months.”

Do you miss her blonde hair? let me know——www.fashiowigmall.com

About my Facebook and my hair extensions

I want to become a good seller, honest, smile and positive for our customers and around the prople in my life always. Because of I think we can provided good quality when them buy our products, I always try our best to suggest what or which they are more suitable.

For example, I have a Chilean friend, she brought our hair extensions in last month. I think she is ocean go shopping onlink, she always told me: my money is safe? and how long I can receive it? or “Hi, Adela, where is my hair extensions? I can’t wait.” she is a so lovely girl.

For me, she is a customer, for her, I am a seller. But, except the relationship, we are friend.

The same as me, she is a university student, will gradute in june, and she also like China.

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Yesterday, she told me that received the hair extensions, and the hair extensions is amazing. I am glad to hear she siad, I am a seller, I will provided best services and recommend which one suit be for them, my lovely customers.