is a NGO(NonGovernmental Organisation) focussing on elections and
democracy in the region. They have offices in the Atrium (see below)
in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. During my time there I worked a
lot on the network and IT infrastructure, as both needed
maintained. Even this small network with 30 workstations (everything
from Win95 to WinXP), 3 networked Printers, a linux box acting
as central file-,mail-,proxyserver can trigger a lot of headache.
Applications like Office and Outlook don't minimize the workload
for a sysadmin. If you want to read more of the technical duties
please read the systems administration page.
winter for summer was just one benefit of my staying in South Africa.
Another was meaty nutrition with pap (milly meal-porridge made
of maize meal). But the experience of a country with social levels
reaching from first to third world, news paper articles about
baby rapes and daily killings, 11 official languages, walls and
electric fences around nearly every premise and lots of other
and friendships lead to just one conclusion. Go there and experience
it for yourself!