For some people, like me, listening effectively without the absolute urge to interrupt, question and probe mid sentence is difficult. But after a week on the Anglo American Capability Accelerator program I am again learning. Learning about the beauty of really listening. What I heard, or maybe felt, was wonderful.
South Africa really is full of Shiny, happy people. It's wonderful! The World Cup proved it, but our government failed to leverage it effectively. Even so, I have never felt this connected to my country and I put it down to riding my scooter. You see, riding around on my scooter has opened up short bursts of conversation with the most interesting people I would never had normally chatted to. I find that being 'exposed' to your environment as opposed to being 'locked away' from it offers much insight. It's easy to lose...
According to a detailed study by Belgian consultancy Transport & Mobility Leuven, a slight shift in traffic composition from cars to motorcycles significantly reduces traffic congestion and emissions. The study has found that replacing even a small number of cars on the road with bikes has a noticeable effect on congestion.