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Actuarial Yoga

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Our current advert invites you to register with us for more challenging positions. There are two types of these available: for actuarial positions register at www.gaaps.com where a wide variety of actuarial opportunities are available.

If you want more advice on being bendy then we reccomend the Everything Yoga blog which offers these tips for staying happy and comfortable when travelling.

  • Hydrating
  • Packing my bag full of goodies that bring me pleasure — books, aromatherapy, healthy snacks, a comfy wrap, my iPod, etc.
  • Leaving for the airport with plenty of time to spare — I don’t mind getting to the airport early. I simply use the time to catch up on reading or thanks to my nifty phone, I catch up on email.
  • Stretch — take breaks in the airport and on the plane to stretch. Seated stretches on the airplane are my favorite!
  • Smile and be open — I’ve met some wonderful folks during flights and at airports.
  • Keeping it simple — I pack light and I plan my travel outfit according to the airport security restrictions (I wear little jewlery and slip on shoes)

We hope that these tips help to ensure that actuaries as well as Actuarial Skills Travel Well.

If you are interested in navigating the actuarial world then please get in touch and register for international vacancies.

Bright Lights and Mountains

Cape Town, or the “Mother City”, as it is more affectionately known, is a place where old and new converge – in history, architecture, culture and people.

Cape Town

The city is dominated by Table Mountain, and is on the edge of a peninsula – with mountains, valleys and rivers, and the meeting place of two oceans – the Indian and Atlantic. It is a city of contrast and immense natural beauty, where the pace and bright lights of an urban centre meet the relaxed feel of the ocean, forests and mountains. Cape Town is firmly positioned on the international map and offers a myriad of things to do and places to see, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget. In essence, it is a gateway to the rest of Southern Africa.

Cape Town - Sea

As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. It also has the top five national attractions in South Africa – Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront (which is a superb shopping and holiday experience on a working harbour), Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated), the Cape Town Wine Routes (having some of the world´s best wine farms), and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (on the slopes of Table Mountain).

In terms of business, most companies operate head office functions from Johannesburg (the real economic hub of Southern Africa), with Cape Town as a secondary office location. Cape Town has a very much more relaxed feel than the frenetic pace of Johannesburg, and is preferred by many people for this reason. I visited Cape Town while I was in South Africa for our annual actuarial careers fair at the University of Pretoria, one of South Africa’s leading universities, located in South Africa’s capital city, a half hour drive from Johannesburg.

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