SA 'functional' despite disagreements

2011-03-14 00:00

SHALENA Ramnot works as a credit controller for the Beekman Group. She says that she always feels at ease on the South Coast and that she will always be at home here. The Witness asked her about her life and work.

Do you think the Proteas can win the World Cup?

Yes, definitely. The early wake-up call should give us a heads-up. We are the best, we have the best selection of players and our newest additions are proving themselves well.

We entered the cup as underdogs for the first time and I think we are mentally ready for this one.

What interests you the most about your job?

The fact that you are able to learn something new everyday.

Which is the best book you have read?

T he Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton. It’s when I fell in love with reading and just never looked back since then. Now every time I read a book I feel like it’s the best book I ever read.

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?

Reading, and of course, shopping.

What keeps you going when you feeling down?

When I’m down, I think of everything and everyone special in my life. It’s enough to put me back on track immediately. I’m lucky enough to have the most awesome family and friends.

What do you think is the best invention ever?

Chocolate.

What makes you proud to be a South African?

Our diversity and our ability to communicate with people so different yet so alike.

When I look at other countries, I realise how much we have, maybe not materially, but relative to being human.

We may not always agree, we may not always get along, but the truth is our country is functional.

What do you wish people knew about you?

I am not your predictable run-of-the-mill kind of girl, I’m actually very against the grain in my way of thinking and attitude to life.

Which is your favourite place in the South Coast?

Shelly Beach — it has two malls within five minutes of one another.

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