Beitbridge border post bottleneck cleared, says home affairs

The chronic traffic congestion at Beitbridge border post has been cleared, says the department of home affairs.
This followed calls by the transport and freight industries for urgent intervention after reports of people dying in queues that stretched for kilometres at the border post. The backlog was attributed to the enforcement of strict Covid-19 health checks.
“The department of home affairs wishes to announce that congestion at Beitbridge border post has been cleared and traffic has returned to normal,” the department said in a statement on Saturday evening.
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The rand’s massive comeback: It’s as if lockdown and ‘junk’ never happened

• The rand is currently trading at levels against the dollar last seen in January 2020.
• While the SA economy is in a world of trouble, local interest rates are attractive to foreign investors.
• SA has seen more money flowing into its borders than out over the past year.
The rand is currently trading around R14.60/dollar – after strengthening to below R14.52 over the past couple of days.
These are levels last seen in January 2020 – long before South Africa confirmed its first Covid-19 case on March 5th, and the country was downgraded to “junk” in the same month.
By April, the rand blew out to R19.26 amid fears about the impact of South Africa’s hard lockdown – as well as continued concern about the expected exodus of foreign capital after South Africa was stripped of its investment grade rating. A “junk” rating means many large international investment funds aren’t allowed to buy South African government bonds, making it harder and more expensive for the country to borrow money.
In recent months, ratings agencies cut South Africa even further into junk, voicing concern about the ballooning government debt, with little confidence that the state will make good on its promises to cut spending on civil servant wages.
The economy is still on track to shrink by about 8% this year, unemployment is spiking amid mass retrenchments and South Africa is facing a surge in coronavirus cases – with a record number of almost 15,000 cases in the past day alone.
So why is the rand strengthening against the dollar?
Dollar weakness
The dollar is under pressure as the country looks set to adopt a $2.3 trillion coronavirus aid and government spending package. While US president Donald Trump is demanding changes to the legislation, it is expected to pass this week – and it will mean the US government will have to take on much more debt, which is negative for the dollar in the longer run.
The markets are also betting that the incoming US president, Joe Biden, will stop the American trade war with China and others. This will mean more imports to the US, which could also weigh on the dollar. US importers will have to sell dollars to pay for goods in another currency.
Also, it’s expected that Biden won’t cause as much volatility in global markets as Trump – reducing the demand for the dollar as a safe-haven investment. Trump introduced a large element of uncertainty in markets over the past four years with his shock pronouncements, specifically on trade and international relations. This often unnerved global investors, who then bought dollars, because it is seen as a safe investment – much like gold – in volatile times. But if Biden proves to be a less erratic leader, there should be less shocks – and hence less demand for dollar.
High interest rates in South Africa
Traders are attracted to currencies which earn higher interest rates, and even though rates have been cut to the lowest levels in half a century in South Africa, a recent Bloomberg survey shows that its real interest rate (3%) is the highest on offer across the seventeen biggest emerging markets.
Many countries now have negative interest rates of below zero percent.
Interest rates are not expected to go lower in SA any time soon – recent inflation has inched higher, which may dissuade the Reserve Bank from relaxing its monetary policy.
Bigger appetite for emerging market currencies
For many months, investors have been fretting about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the world economy. They have been very risk averse – choosing to buy “safe” investments like gold, US bonds and the dollar.
But as Covid-19 vaccine programmes are launched in some countries, this has boosted confidence that the worst of the crisis might be over – despite a strong second wave of infections forcing lockdowns across the world. Investors’ risk appetite increased and emerging market currencies are back on the menu.
South Africa’s current account is in fantastic shape
If more money flows out of, than into, a country – it’s bad for its currency.
The flows out of a country is measured by the current account, and because South Africa imports most of its oil, and pays huge amounts in interest and dividends to foreigners outside the country, the country has maintained a large current account deficit (of as much as 6% of GDP) for many years.
But in the third quarter, South Africa posted a record current account surplus of R297.5 billion. This is more than four times the size of the previous largest surplus, recorded in the first quarter of 2020, says the Reserve Bank.
This is partly because of strong exports – South Africa’s trade surplus (exports minus imports) hit R454 billion in the third quarter.
South Africa is enjoying a brilliant export year. A record high gold price has helped, as well as bumper agricultural exports. For example, maize exports are exceptionally strong, while South Africa may export almost 10 billion pieces of citrus fruit this year, one of the best seasons on record. This helped to counteract lower vehicle exports.
The trade surplus was also helped by the much lower oil price, which meant less money had to flow out to pay for the fuel. (In recent weeks, however, oil prices headed higher, and South Africans can expect big fuel price hikes in the first week of January, with diesel currently on track to climb by 53c a litre, and petrol by between 30c and 40c.)
In addition, because of the depressed state of the SA economy, imports have been weak – companies are hesitant to import machinery and other expensive goods.
What also contributed to the current account surplus was a drop in the dividend and interest payments to foreigner investors who hold South African shares and bonds. Because foreigners have been selling off SA shares and bonds for many months, dividend and interest transfers have declined.
Still, the junk rating has – so far – not been as damaging as was expected. While some forecasts predicted large outflows of between R110 billion to R250 billion in response to the downgrade, foreigners were net sellers of R53 billion in South African bonds this year.
The rand is one of the world’s most undervalued currencies
The most recent The Economist’s Big Mac Index, released in July, showed that the rand is a whopping 67% cheaper than it theoretically should be against the dollar – the worst undervaluation of all the currencies measured.
The Big Mac Index is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity. In the long run, theoretically, exchange rates ought to adjust so that an identical product – the McDonald’s hamburger – must cost the same across countries.
While the vast majority of currencies were also undervalued to the dollar – Brazil by 32%, Argentina (-39%), India (-56%) and Turkey (-64%) – none beat the rand. The rand was even weaker than the Russian rouble (-66.5%)
As recently as a decade ago, the rand was “only” undervalued by 39% against the dollar, according to the Big Mac index.
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Airlines, travellers face fresh hurdles as new protocols begin today

Airlines, travellers face fresh hurdles as new protocols begin today
Nigerian Guardian – 28 December 2020
• UK, S’African passengers to get extra travel permits before boarding to Nigeria
• NCAA rolls out conditions, $3,500 fine per defaulter
• Stakeholders, IATA insist on on-arrival rapid testing at airports
Fresh hurdles now await international air travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa as Federal Government’s preventive measures against new strain of COVID-19 take effect this morning.
By the new protocol, all inbound passengers are mandated to seek and get travel permit from Nigeria before boarding flights coming into the country.
To enforce the protocol more than ever before, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will fine airlines $3,500 for each passenger and may be required to return non-Nigerian defaulting passengers to the point of embarkation for non-compliance.
Stakeholders, though received the new directive with mixed feelings, have urged the Federal Government to also intensify on-arrival rapid COVID-19 testing centres at ports of entry.
While several countries placed a ban on UK travellers over COVID-19 new strain recently detected, the British government has also banned travellers to the country from South Africa, having linked the new variant to the African country.
Nigeria readily has connections with the two countries. While British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic (VA) operate daily flights in and out of Nigeria, indigenous carrier, Air Peace airlines, now operate twice-weekly flights on Lagos-Johannesburg-Lagos route. The two channels have become a source of worry for the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Sources at the Port Health Authority that have stations at international airports confirmed that the rate of compliance with COVID-19 guidelines for arriving passengers had been very low with many Nigerian passengers declining to pay N52, 000 for COVID test or present for such screening within seven days of arrival.
“The government is now taking extra measures to safeguard the country,” a director said.
In an All Operators’ Letter (AOL) issued by the NCAA, obtained by The Guardian yesterday, the apex regulatory body mandated that all indigenous and foreign operators flying into Nigeria must ensure United Kingdom and South Africa passengers present pre-departure permit (besides visa) to fly or quarantine code generated from Nigeria international travel portal and a documentary evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 96 hours of boarding.
The NCAA also stated that all the new travel rules would be applicable to both scheduled and non-scheduled passengers from both countries.
Director General of NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, said with the recent spike in cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria and the reported transmissible new variant of the virus in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the Nigerian government through Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 reviewed the quarantine protocols.
“Passengers must now present the following two documents in order to be allowed to board their flights to Nigeria: (a) Pre-departure permit to fly/ QR code generated from the Nigeria International travel portal (https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng) showing evidence of payment for the post arrival day-seven COVID-19 PCR test and (b) Documentary evidence of a Negative COVID-19 PCR result done within 96 hours (four days) of boarding from verifiable laboratory or health facility.
“On arrival in Nigeria, passengers will be received and processed separately by public health authorities. All passengers will be required to self-isolate for seven days after arrival followed by COVID-19 PCR test. Passengers with a post arrival Negative COVID-19 PCR result can exit self-isolation and further management.
“A dedicated register of arriving passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa will be opened and enhanced for surveillance and active enforcement of these protocols,” the protocols stated in part.
On non-compliance, the NCAA stated that, “punitive measures shall be taken against airlines who fail to comply with this All Operators Letters. The punitive measures shall include but not limited to the following.
“Airlines shall be fined $3,500 for each defaulting passenger. Airlines may be required to return non-Nigerian defaulting passengers to the point of embarkation. Repeated non-compliance by any airline will lead to the suspension of the airline’s approval/permit to fly into the country.”
PTF National Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu, had said that effective, Monday, December 28, 2020, all passengers coming into the country from the UK and South Africa on direct flights, must use the Nigerian International Travel Portal to register, fill in the health questionnaire and must upload a negative COVID-19 PCR result with a validity of not more than five days and must pay for a COVID PCR test at day seven of arrival in country without which they will not be allowed to board the flights.”
Aliyu said the country was concerned about the emergence of the new variant coronavirus in the UK and additional mutate that was described as coming from South Africa noted that Nigeria’s system for travels in terms of ensuring the safety of citizens and preventing the importation of cases is one of the strictest.
“If you do not present a travel permit, the airlines are being directed not to board you. So, if you are coming into Nigeria from the UK and South Africa, it is in your best interest to familiarise yourself with the Nigerian International Travel Portal.
“We had a lot of debates as to if we should institute mandatory quarantine when the people arrive. We have decided that when you arrive, we will open a special register for all passengers arriving from these two countries. We will have an enhanced surveillance where these passengers will be contacted after they have arrived home, we will be checking on them to see if they are having any symptoms,” Aliyu said.
TRAVEL specialist and Chairman of the Airlines Joint Passenger Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Bankole Bernard, said the extra measures were expected to check the lawlessness among the Nigerian elites and lapses in the preventive measures.
Bernard said despite the number of Nigerians killed by COVID-19, a lot of persons have still not learnt to abide by the protocols, “behaving as if they are immune from the virus”.
He urged the travellers to abide by the rules, even as the government begins to do more in terms of awareness and mandatory compliance to the safety rules.
Following warnings from the UK government that the new variant of the virus seemed to be spreading much faster than previous kinds, more than 40 countries have banned travel arrivals from the UK.
India, Pakistan, Russia, Jordan and Hong Kong joined European countries in suspending travel from Britain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman also closed their borders completely.
Aviation Security consultant, Group Captain John Ojikutu (rtd), said Nigeria had been on this path at the onset of the pandemic. “Often, we take a knee jerk or copycat approach without making an effort to take initiatives that are original to us. Why not behave the way the South Koreans and Chinese had done? Be original.
“We may restrict other nationals, but can we refuse our nationals from returning home especially during a national celebrating season as Christmas or any of the Eids? My suggestions modified from what I said earlier in March; redistribute all the foreign airlines to the four or five international airports and none of them must go to more than one in the four or five, except those from the same country like the BA and VA.
“We have about 30 foreign airlines coming to Nigeria, it therefore means each of the international airports would be having six foreign airlines flights. The aim is to be able to effectively and efficiently test, trace and track any infected passenger. Each airport must have testing centres and adequate skilled manpower in sufficient numbers to do the testing 24 hours at the airports for the arriving Nigerian nationals,” Ojikutu said.
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New UK student visa option now available to South Africans

The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced a new points-based visa route to encourage international students to study and live in the UK.
South African students interested in starting the application process need to ensure they meet the basic entry requirements; this includes securing an offer from their chosen university.”Due to complicated and confusing visa processes, local students have often been discouraged from applying to international universities,” says Rebecca Pretorius, Country Manager at global mentorship company Crimson Education.
“The UK’s new student visa route opens up an opportunity for South Africans with dreams of studying overseas, provided they have applied to and been accepted at a UK university,” she explains.
Prospective international students are required to achieve a total of 70 points to be granted a UK student visa. For 50 points, students must present proof of an unconditional offer from an approved educational institution, including a reference number from the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
The course must also lead to an approved qualification, at an appropriate level of study. For a further 10 points, students must demonstrate that they can speak,read, write and understand English to the required standard for the level, of course, they intend to study.
To secure the remaining 10 points, students must show that they can financially support themselves throughout their studies in the UK. Students can apply via the new student visa route from October 2020, at a cost of £348 (around R7 500, depending on the current exchange rate).The most difficult part of the process for many hopeful students will be the process of applying to international universities.
“Every country and university has its requirements, including extracurriculars, essays, admissions tests and portfolios,” says Pretorius. “Considering the complexity of the applications and competitiveness of top universities abroad, students should consider the services of an admissions company, who can assist in all areas of the candidacy building and application process,” she advises.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner speaks to reporters in Darwin and says he wants to see more international students in the Northern Territory. “This is an important area for us,” he says. “We are targeting a big number, 10,000 by 2025. “We know that …
International students may need to leave U.S. International students in the U.S. with a fully virtual courseload will soon be forced to leave the country, as universities like Harvard shift to online instruction for the upcoming academic year.
COVID-19 curbs Australia’s foreign student industry The pace of new enrolments of international students have already dropped drastically in Australia, in a bad omen for the country’s economy which boasts education as its fourth biggest export.
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South Africans setting up a business in the UK

South African businesses are increasingly setting up businesses in the UK, sometimes as a hedging strategy in the uncertain economic climate in South Africa, and often because they want to tap into the global trade opportunities the UK is well-positioned for.
Scott Brown, managing director of Sable International UK, says that Britain is known for its complex bureaucracy, but if you have your paperwork in order it is a very efficient process. Setting up a company
“Incorporating a company is relatively quick and easy – The set-up can be done in 48 hours. Most people take the subsidiary option, opposed to branch. When it comes to a branch, you would have to declare your overseas company’s result at Companies House in the UK and most people don’t want to do that,” said Brown.
“Setting up an entirely new business in the UK is not impossible to do. I would recommend that if an individual is looking to incorporate a company, they should go for the simplest structure possible; this would be one person being the director and one person being the shareholder which can be the same person. Over time more people can be added.”
The Companies Act of 2006 governs company law in England and Wales. A foreign company is required to register as an establishment with Companies House within one month of commencing business in the UK.
“Tax number applications including PAYE and VAT can usually be applied online though there are a number of questions and if completed incorrectly will lead to queries from HMRC. However, if completed correctly, you should receive the tax numbers within 5-10 working days,” said Brown.
Opening a bank account
“The red tape is not necessarily created by the government; it’s actually created by the banks,” said Brown.
Rampant money laundering and tax fraud has made the banks extremely cautious. Opening a bank account can take 3-6 months. There are certain formalities to be met from a ‘know your client (KYC)’ and anti-money laundering perspective.
“The banks want to meet and interview a director in person. As a chartered accountancy firm, we are also obliged to adhere to these procedures and regulations. Usually, the proofs obtained when we gather information to act on your behalf will also be acceptable to a banking provider,” said Brown.
“We anticipate that the process of opening an account should normally take between three to six months from start to finish. However, because we know there can be delays especially on more complex structures, we usually open a designated managed trust account for our clients to use in the meantime.”
“The bank allows us to set up a company trust account – the RE account can be opened in the company’s name, their clients can make payments into that account and we can help facilitate payments out of the account. The benefit of the RE Account is that it can generally be set up in 1-2 weeks which means the client can be up and running in a couple of weeks.
Issues arise with the banks when there are multiple shareholders or multiple directors because every director and shareholder has to be KYC. The banks may also want proof that the business is legitimate and ask for anything from a business plan, what the business is doing, their operations in South Africa and whether they have a website.
The bank must be sure the company is set up for legitimate purposes and will not be involved in crimes such as money laundering.
Other issues that can cause problems are when shares are held in trusts. Banks may require full disclosure of the trust and require details of the settlor, trustees and beneficiaries.
“The banks go down to the level of individual ownership. If you have a UK company, owned by a South African company, owned by a trust then the account opening procedure will take longer than normal as the banks want to know who the individuals in charge are. Proof of ID, ownership, who you are and your physical address is everything in the UK. You’re not going anywhere without that,” said Brown.
You do not have to be a UK Resident in order to set up a UK company bank account, but you have to have at least one director (not necessarily a shareholder) residing in the UK. To open a bank account as a non-resident, you will need proof of identity and your residential address that has been notarised. There are strict requirements involving who can, and how they can, do this.
Private limited companies are not obliged to appoint a company secretary unless the company’s articles contain a reference to this position. Existing private limited companies may retain a company secretary if they wish, and newly established companies can opt to appoint one. If you’re running a public limited company you must, by law, have a company secretary.
The company secretary usually acts as the chief administrative officer of the company, leaving the directors free to concentrate on running the business. The company secretary doesn’t have to be a director but they do share some of the directors’ legal responsibilities.
However, ultimate responsibility for ensuring the company is properly administered remains with the directors.
“One of our principals takes this role for the UK companies we act for. With our address as the registered office (legal, not trading) we combine the two roles and ensure that official documents from HMRC and Companies House, are received and dealt with in a timely and professional manner,” said Brown.
Why South Africans are taking their businesses to the UK
“The UK offers a stable currency, stable political structure and even in the wake of Covid-19, a stable economy. Regardless of Brexit, the UK is an investor- and entrepreneur-friendly country, making start-up costs for businesses lower than in most other developed countries.
“It also has one of the lowest corporation tax rates in Europe. As a small, densely-populated and wealthy country, it’s easy to find a large customer base,” said Brown.
“UK markets are opening up more because of Brexit, but Britain is still very close to Europe. UK is a very easy place to do trade from. For export businesses, the UK is a great place to be.”
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SA diplomats fight to stay longer in Europe over fear of contracting Covid-19 while travelling

Diplomats who have finished their four-year terms in Brussels, Milan and Geneva are asking to stay on in their postings until Covid-19 poses no more travel risks.*
They say South Africa’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Covid-19 has no standing to compel them to heed advice that air travel is safe. They are concerned about losing their diplomatic status and allowances which would see them having to survive on South African currency as well as risk arrest and deportation.
Two high ranking South African diplomats have taken the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to court for refusing to extend their terms – in Belgium and Italy, respectively – because they say travelling amid the Covid-19 pandemic poses too great a risk.
Minister plenipotentiary in Brussels Suhayfa Soobedar, who was appointed by the department, and Titi Nxumalo, the consul-general in Milan who was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, saw their four-year terms abroad end in June.
At that time, South Africa’s borders were still closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, and their terms were extended to mid-November, and a second time to 15 December, as they were trying to negotiate a longer stay with the department.
Their requests for a further extension were not granted, and now they find themselves in foreign countries with only their salaries to rely on. Their cost of living allowances, granted to diplomats living abroad, were stopped on 15 December, and they now fear their accreditation as diplomats will be terminated too.
In such a case, they will be expected to leave within 10 days or face deportation by their host countries. In court papers, lodged on an urgent basis in the Labour Court on Wednesday, the duo said they were “very stressed and concerned that we might be evicted from our residences and be deported from Belgium and Italy”.
Soobedar said the department would “almost certainly” take measures to terminate her child’s allowance in Brussels and would most likely also stop paying for his tuition fees there.
She added she would not be able to afford school fees on her South African salary and this would “severely prejudice” her minor son.Soobedar said in court papers the South African government had, in the late 1990s, forced a diplomat to return home by withdrawing her accreditation and she feared the same would happen to her.The diplomats argued in court papers any travel from their side would go against the advice from the countries they were posted in, which are currently in their “third wave” of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is also against the guidelines of the World Health Organisation, which state those with underlying medical conditions or who are older and more at risk of getting severely ill with Covid-19 should postpone non-essential travel.
They rubbished the advice given by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 in July, on which the department is basing its decision to enforce the transfer directives as a “vague and legally unenforceable internal memorandum”.
Instead, they state both their doctors have advised against international long-haul travel, given their comorbidities, as well as that of Soobedar’s husband and young son. They said department director-general Kgabo Mahoai had, however, “rejected our medical practitioners’ advice out of hand as uninformed” in a letter to them dated 18 November and said he would disregard their advice.
Despite various attorneys’ letters, Mahoai refused to reconsider his decision, they said. They added they could not return while a state of disaster with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic was in place in South Africa.The transfer back would be risky for a number of reasons, including that they would have to let the removal people into their homes to do an inventory and to pack their personal belongings, stay in hotels before leaving and upon arrival, and take long-haul flights, with at least one change-over, since there are no direct flights.
They said the directions in the Occupational Health and Safety Act allowed them to refuse work when they reasonably felt there was a serious Covid-19-related health risk to performing their duties, and the travel related to the transfer was defined as part of their duties according to the handbook that governed relocations.
*Sick leave*
The department indicated it would oppose their application. It is understood it offered the diplomats the option to take sick leave and remain in Belgium and Italy until it is safe enough for them to travel as their replacements had already been appointed. They will continue to receive their salaries, as they would have had they returned to Pretoria, but they would not be entitled to the same allowances as diplomats.
South African Ambassador to Switzerland Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko brought a similar court application recently, but it was postponed indefinitely to allow her time to talk to the department. She was set to be replaced by Mxolisi Nkosi who was already due to travel to Geneva, the department said. Mxakato-Diseko, who was also due to return to Pretoria at the end of June, was granted a postponement to mid-November, but argued that it was not a suitable time to return due to her being in the middle of the 71st session of the Executive Committee of the UN High Commission for Refugees, immediately followed by the 73rd World Health Assembly, with President Cyril Ramaphosa being a central role-player as chairperson of the COVAX Council. She was granted another extension until mid-December, but by that time there was another surge of Covid-19 infections and her doctor advised her against travel as she is over 60 and has comorbidities.
Due to a history of lung problems, Mxakato-Diseko said she would be unable to wear a mask for long periods of time as required on a plane, or to sleep with the mask on. She added she would prefer to wait for a vaccine to be available, which should be early next year in Europe, before travelling home.
Mxakato-Diseko said in court papers:
“I cannot be blamed for the pandemic nor can I be expected to bear the risks concomitant therewith.”She added Mahoai had “flagrantly and irrationally” rejected the medical advice of her doctor. Mahoai, however, said the MAC had said it was safe to fly and the committee was made up of medical experts.
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Dear Client , friend , colleague and fellow life traveller

Dear Client , friend , colleague and fellow life traveller

As we stand on the cusp of the old year of 2020 and we stand ready to welcome the new year 2021 . we pause and reflect on some of the challenges of 2020 as well as the successes.

• Covid 19 and the curved balls it shot at us , but 9 months later we are still standing strong highlighting the resilience in all of us and always fighting the good fight and for that you can pat yourself on the back or give yourself a “ high 5 “ .
You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world.
Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.
To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness. It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures. It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves. To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny’s author
You will find that to be happy is not to have a perfect life. But use the tears to irrigate tolerance. Use your losses to train patience. Use your mistakes to sculptor serenity. Use pain to plaster pleasure. Use obstacles to open windows of intelligence. Never give up …. Never give up on people who love you. Never give up on happiness, for life is an incredible show.
In the words of a wise person , Mother Theresa
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

~Mother Teresa”
We your colleagues of Sa Migration applaud you for standing strong in the face of incredible challenges , rolling up your sleeves to partner with us and even if you didn’t say much , for just being there .
May 2021 be a far better year than 2020 and stay safe !!
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