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 Head Of Mission Profile

    

H.E. Beniamino (Ben) Salacakau High Commissioner for the Republic of Fiji in Pretoria South Africa

DS: Last country where you were based before coming to South Africa

HE: This is my first posting as a Diplomat. Most of my life has been in Education as a School Principal in High Schools.

DS: Most interesting place in South Africa

HE: Hard to single out as there is so much history, culture and wild life here from time immemorial. I enjoyed the national parks and the many monuments like Freedom Park , Voortrekker Monument etc.

DS: Your impression about South Africa in 3 words

HE: Not easy….. interesting, mysterious, exciting.

DS: One place you would like to be posted to or visit

HE: Japan

DS: Most memorable appointment thus far

HE: South Africa of course.

DS: Most challenging situation that you had to handle thus far

HE: Representing a country facing isolation.

DS: My inspiration is/comes from.

HE: My Minister for Foreign Affairs who has worked hard to build Fiji’s relations in the height of much difficulty.

DS: Place in your country that you love to visit.

HE: Cruise in the Yasawa islands.

DSMost interesting place to visit elsewhere

HE:  Holy Land.

DS: Favourite dish of your country

HE:  Fish in coconut cream

DSTastiest dish of another Country.

HE: Mongolian Lamb.

DSThe best book I have ever read.

HE: To kill a Mocking Bird.

DS: I spend my leisure time

HE: Learning the piano and watching sports on TV etc.

DS: One sentence describing a lesson that you have learnt from being a diplomat

HE: Diplomats must have only friends and your success is measured by how close they are to you.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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February/March 2020

 
 
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