South Africa – the work begins!

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After a long, but very smooth trip I arrived in Cape Town Tuesday night around midnight.
Yesterday was passing by settling in, unpacking, resting and renting a car.

Tomorrow I’ll discuss NDA’s marketing plan in SA with Christine Le Clos. We also need to find the right location for selling the clothes, and Christine will most likely be able to help out with that. The idea was the center of Cape Town – but after a short drive there yesterday, I got the impression that recession has hit my two favorite streets as well. Shops had closed down, and it seemed a bit empty. I do have to remember though that season is only about to start here.

I had a chat about this with people I know in Stellenbosch, which is one of the wealthiest towns in South Africa – and they told me to focus on areas which never sleep and which haven’t been affected too hard by the global recession. These are areas like Bantry Bay, V&A Waterfront, Tygervalley and Stellenbosch. Will take a drive to some of these areas today, so I have a good impression of them before the meeting with Christine tomorrow.

The weekend is reserved for a drive to Khayelitsha and preparing for the meetings with Cotlands and SOS Children Villages, Cape Town, starting Monday.


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