South Africa: March 20-30, 2003

This is where you can come to find quick and dirty updates on my South Africa Trip, including my journal while I am there (if I'm able to update it - otherwise, come back and visit when I have returned and I'll have posted it). You can also find links to my pics, Yahoo! Pics, my schedule, and lots of other information.


On Thursday, March 20th, my classmates at the University of Cincinnati and I departed for Cape Town, South Africa. We spent our spring break there earning 3 credit hours in International Business by attending seminars, visiting local businesses, and learning about international trade and business. Of course, we also took time out to tour a bit of the country as well. For a complete itinerary of our trip, see the document South Africa Schedule.htm.

Journal (last updated 3/30)

During the trip, we kept a daily journal of our activities and our thoughts and observations. Of course, by the time I was done writing about the activities, I didn't feel much like investing a whole lot of time in additional reflection. Therefore, you won't see a whole lot of that unfortunately. It was quite a whirlwind trip, that's for sure. Enjoy the journal.

Technology & Innovation Report (last updated 5/28)

After the trip and in order to complete our course requirements, we were tasked with writing a followup paper. I am hoping to have an MBA concentration in Management of Advanced Technology & Innovation, so I decided to research this topic for my paper. We didn't get much exposure to the topics of technology and innovation while in South Africa, so most of my research resulted in a lot of learning.

Photo Albums (last updated 3/30)

Yeah, I got a little trigger happy with the digital camera. You can find over 450 pictures in my photo albums. These albums are arranged by day. Although they do not all have captions yet, I do hope to get to that at some point.

Friday, March 21st, 2003
Saturday, March 22nd, 2003
Sunday, March 23rd, 2003
Monday, March 24th, 2003
Tuesday, March 25th, 2003
Wednesday, March 26th, 2003
Thursday, March 27th, 2003
Friday, March 28th, 2003
Saturday, March 29th, 2003

Anupa's Photo Albums (last updated 3/30)

I also lent a couple of picture cards to Anupa so that she would be free to take as many pictures as she liked. When she filled one up, I would lend her another and move the pictures to my computer later, freeing up the first card. I believe there are a little under 200 pictures in her albums.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2003
Sunday, March 23rd, 2003
Wednesday, March 26th, 2003
Thursday, March 28th, 2003
Friday, March 29th, 2003

Additional Links

Witwatersrand and
Wits School of Business
University of South Africa (UNISA) University of Stellenbosch
University of Cape Town SAB Miller Gold Reef City
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Vergelegen Wine Estate Touch of Mandela
Yahoo! Pictures - South Africa My Flight Itinerary Cyber Cafes in South Africa
World Internet Use Statistics SA Advertising Research Foundation Industry Report - Mining (by me) (portal) Cape Nature Conservation Western Cape Tourism
Mail & Guardian (news) news24 (news) Independent Online (news)
Sunday Times (news)    

Recommended Reading

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela

Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog

The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Wilson Watts