South Coaster of the day

2011-03-01 00:00

RAISTA Ramnarayan works at the Beekman Brothers in Port Shepstone as a debtor’s controller. She enjoys the South Coast and spoke to The Witness about things that make her happiest.

What do you most love about the South Coast?

There is so much to love about the South Coast. No matter where you go, whether to a different part of the country or the world, the South Coast always remains with you. It has a hauntingly beautiful quality about it. What I love the most about the it is that I was born here.

What would you like to achieve in the future?

I believe the moments we create in the present alter the course of our future. Presently I predict several achievements in my future. One of them would be to create a greater awareness of the world of media for the youth of the South Coast.

What change would you still like to see in South Africa?

The only constant in South Africa at the moment is change. I think a dose of stability would be great, especially in the educational and political sectors of the country. I say educational, as there is no truer cliché: the children are leaders of our future.

What do you do during your spare time?

It is all relative to the amount of time I have and the date. The arts and crafts field usually gives me something to do with my spare time. Reading is a must: if I have spare time and a good novel, I make that time count. I love spending time with my family. Even if it is a quiet moment at home it’s comforting to have them around.

What is the most interesting part of your job?

Definitely the people. Whether its colleagues at work or clients, I definitely learn more about life and social responsibilities.

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

I would wish that there was more than one wish. Just joking. My wish would not be for me, but for someone who may need it the most.

What is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you?

Wow! Too many to mention, but off the top of my head: when I was nominated for a Richard Haines Bursary to study film and theatre in London. I didn’t get it, but the experience was worth it.

How often do you go to the beach?

Ironically, I do not go to the beach often. Maybe four to five times in a year.

What do you think of Facebook?

There is a lot to be said about Facebook, both positive and negative. I like the way Tina Fey humorously explained Facebook in the 2011 Golden Globes: “It ruined our ability to interact one on one.” The upside for me is that it is an inexpensive way to catch up with old friends and family.

Describe yourself in five words?

Five words are not enough!

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