Expatriate Magazine celebrates the launch of its landmark 10th issue being the volume covering the period March - May 2013. It is available at CNA stores countrywide and can be read on this website by registered users.
EDITORS NOTE - LUCKY NUMBER 13
The 13th hole at Leeuwkop Golf Club (where we are having our golf day this year) has always been my Achilles heel on this course. When I last played there, the sight of the water over which I was expected to drive the golf ball automatically had my fingers twitching with sheer apprehension. Needless to say I topped the poor thing and it rolled like a bowling ball through the reeds on the near side of the dam. This was inevitably met by the merciless laughter of my fellow players who stood to benefit from a round of drinks at my expense for my failing to make it past the ladies tee off point.
But I cannot blame the hole and the unlucky reputation of the number after which it is named. The scene described above is not uncommon when I am on the course.
It is our first issue of 2013. Still very much a new year and I hope all our readers will defy the notion of an unlucky number 13 and make this year memorable for the right reasons. Still on numbers, this is our tenth issue and it is only with your support that we have achieved this landmark.
In this issue, we open with the cover profile story of Dr. L. Desire Kikomba, a Congolese born public health practitioner and pioneer of a pan African medical insurance cover. This is followed by our interview of Kenya's James Mwangi who is the global Managing Partner of the reputable consultancy firm Dalberg. It is fitting that we cover Dalberg's tenth anniversary in our tenth issue.
It is also a privilege for us to file a report on Zambia's Kelly Kalumba whose work you have probably encountered as the structures he has designed include well-known establishments such as the Gautrain Stations and Greenpoint Stadium.
Be sure to read our one on one with Jacob's Cross' Abena Ayivor, AUPSA's Chairman Stephen Twinoburyo and Nigeria's 'Toye Abioye alongside our regular columns of a book review, travel story, expat-tivities and opinion pieces from our contributors.
KC Rottok, CA (SA) Financial & Creative Journalism (Wits University)