Today when we came out of the hotel they were putting barbed wire in front of the hotel in preparation for the protest march. It were students claiming for free education.... we were told to leave the hotel and stay away given there could be incidents.
It was very impressive to see how the hotel became a stronghold....
So we took the Gautrain and visited Pretoria.
We went to Churchsquare and visited the Union buildings where the president has his offices.
The jacarandas were amazing as people had told us and the timming was perfect. In a few days the flowers will be gone...
In the afternoon we prepared to get the the Executive major office for the final presnetation. We were all set with signed copied of the outcome of our work. We prepared a presentations and a 60 pages whitepaper describing our recommendations.
Besides the Executive Major, there was also the Head of Strategy, the Chief of Staff and of course... our friedn Abraham, the CIO of the City. From IBM besides ourselves the General manager of South Africa was there and the account team.
Our presentation went very well. The major said he wanted to take this work and take out the quick wins for fast result; in the panning work they are doing he will use our recommendations.
We got very positive feedback of the IBM GM of SA. He said he was blown away by the outcome and would never have imagined we could get to this level in 3 weeks...
That was the best recognition we could get for our work!
The Executive Major signed our books and that makes the picture complete!
After we finsihed we went to an African restaurant 'Gramadoela's'.
Ron and I wanted to taste the Mopani worms. It was actually good and crispy. I am glad I took that challenge and ate the worls which are a typical African appetizer.
Tommorrow is our last day here in Joburg as a team.
We were invited by the MMC to visit the Joburg Zoo so in the end we'll be able to see the big 5!
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