Born in South Africa and having lived my whole life here, I often fantasized what it would be like to live in another country. I was always so magnetically drawn to Europe because of its rich history and, of course, our educational syllabus always placed such emphasis on its importance and so very little on our actual environment and continent, that where we lived, how we lived and how we evolved became almost irrelevant to the rest of the world’s history and existence. This is until I landed a job taking care of sales for the African continent.
They (whoever they may be) say that “things always happen for a reason”. This is a credo I firmly stand by and only because so many of my life’s lessons have been taught through this. And it is through these lessons, that I have come to appreciate my home and my continent far more than I ever imagined.
Through my business research of each country, I uncovered much more than just its GDP and sales potential. I unearthed a world beyond my imagination. A continent with history and culture so diverse and so exuberant that I felt ashamed for not being proud of my African heritage and I swore from that day on, I would never again close my mind to the beauty and wonder that is Africa. The somber reality is that there are more cultural and natural sites here that are in jeopardy of ebbing away completely than anywhere else in the world. Join me as we explore these unique and endangered UNESCO Heritage sites.