oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Stand up for the champions : from the CEO's desk

Volume 19, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



In South Africa our political leadership is sometimes referred to as the song and dance brigade. A well-known South African comedian jests that it is only in South Africa that people dance when they are angry - building from a gentle conversational disagreement, into a rowdy argument, and finally into a vociferous dance and chant that we call the toyi-toyi. Th is is just another social characteristic that makes South African society authentic - an exclamation of furious rage accompanied by the foxtrot. Perhaps there is an anger management lesson here on how to deal with conflict resolution and office squabbles.

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