Author: Eugene Kruger

Interview with Miss Mmadika Moloi : South African Attorney and Fashion Designer(Black Hippy)

Mmadika Moloi is an attorney by profession, an innovator and entrepreneur with 14 years in business. She is experienced in all aspects of business formation, operations and finance, and in proceeding effectively and efficiently in culturally diverse situations across borders globally.    Please give us an insight into your early career before you became actively involved in your current endeavours. As a girl growing up in Nigel on Johannesburg’s East Rand, I was always passionate about art, and it was my first love. However, I didn’t do much of it after I left school. I was too focused on...

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Interview with H.E Bene M’Poko : Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps

The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as the Congo Kinshasa, DRC and, previously, Zaire, is a country in central Africa known for its extremely rich natural resources. His Excellency Bene M’poko, DRC ambassador to South Africa, tells us more.   As DRC’s head of mission to South Africa for many years, what are your highlights – both personal and professional? It has been a wonderful two decades. I first came to South Africa with the United Nations in 1995 and was appointed ambassador in 2001, so I have been here almost 26 years. South Africa has become my...

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High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Vijaye Lutchmun.

Mauritius is an African island situated in the Indian Ocean known for its breathtaking beaches. We are honoured to be visited by the High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Vijaye Lutchmun. Please share your personal and professional experience of South Africa with us. I first visited the country in 1985 when my family and I enjoyed a holiday in Sun City. Back then, it had yet to become as developed as it is now, but it was a fantastic experience. Six years later, in 1991, the then President of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, sent me...

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Interview with Danish ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Tobias Rehfeld.

Denmark is a Scandinavian country, boasting the distinction of having the happiest population globally because of reliable welfare benefits, among other factors. We have the honour of meeting with the Danish ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Tobias Rehfeld. How would you describe your experience as Ambassador of Denmark, in both your personal and professional capacity? I have been here a little over three years, so it has been a bit of a rollercoaster. My first year and a half here were pure happiness, getting to know the country and the region. Then the Covid pandemic hit. Although there...

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Interview with His Excellency Jacques Baril, the Haitian ambassador to South Africa

A country whose resilience through even the toughest struggles speaks loudly and boldly of the spirit of its people, Haiti was the first independent black republic in the world. His Excellency Jacques Baril, the Haitian ambassador to South Africa, tells us about his country.   Tell us about your experience of South Africa, both personal and professional?  I am different from most ambassadors because I lived in South Africa before taking up this post. I arrived here about 21 years ago while Madiba was president through an internship programme offered by my university. I stayed on even after the...

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