Super Mom


Today we had a client in our office that got $550 000 000 of pension monies last year.  Unfortunately it was Zimbabwe dollars so in reality it was only about R126 000. 

The real bad thing about all of this is though that originally (in May 2006) the estimated pay-out in Zim dollars were $150 000 000 but their currency fell so badly (as if it could really get any worse) that in just 3 months, when the actual payment was done, it was $550 000 000.

Scary stuff that.  Zimbabwe is close…as in my brother lives only 1 town away from the Zim border.   It can so easily spill over to us if we don’t protect ourselves from that.

I sure hope our economy doesn’t get that bad.


7 responses

  1. Valkyrie

    Im glad I”m not the only one who feels that noordelike gevaar. Everyone keeps saying that ‘it will never happen.’ but that is exactly what the Polish said about Hitler invading 70 years ago!

    October 25, 2007 at 6:55 am

  2. there is only one problem with zimbabwe MUGABE get rid and zimbabwe, africa and the world would be a better place that

    October 25, 2007 at 7:43 am

  3. Cheryl

    Being an Ex Zimbo….With my father still stupid or unlicky enough to be there, I have a whole lot to say about Zims. But certainly agree that Mugabe just has to go – he has desecrated and raped a beautiful country.

    Did you watch the news on SABC3 last night? Our inflation is a shocker, so it seems the spill has already crept over the boarder.

    October 25, 2007 at 8:16 am

  4. somayya

    Its so scary especially with our food and consumables going up so randomly. I sure do hope that the current government has everything in control so that we dont end up like that.

    October 25, 2007 at 9:18 am

  5. One thing I know alot of people have learned is that no-one is exempt from the economy affecting them. I hope things get better but make yourself safe and be prepared.

    October 25, 2007 at 4:41 pm

  6. I don’t know a lot about Zimbabwe, but I know that their president is a very hated man. When we went to South Africa, we considered going to Victoria Falls, but Zimbabwe is on the list of counries Americans aren’t supposed to go.

    October 25, 2007 at 8:54 pm

  7. Our currency i to strong, but we can get $ on sail 🙂

    October 26, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s