Archive for 17. September 2009

3rd day of service in ZA

Thursday, 17. September 2009

My third day of service in South Africa and there is still lots of administrative stuff to be done. And as everywhere in the world lots of catches 22, that require creativity. E.g. your salary can’t be paid without a bank account and without a taxnumber, but to open an bank account you need a proof of residence (e.g. your utilities bill, or your tax statement), but you can only lease a home if you have a bank account, …

We make progress while we go. Visiting the next Revenue Services office is on my agenda for next week.

I am really looking forward to the day we can move from our interim home to our permanent home. The main reason: it is much closer to work. Traffic is really bad in peak times – today I did spent more than 4 hours in the car. If it only was driving, this would have been okay, but congestion – no fun!