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Sylvia Griebenauw | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 30, 2012

Sylvia Griebenauw

Traveler when possible, writer at heart
   South Africa
  |   Brackenfell, South Africa
  |  6:40 pm Local Time

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I studied law, decided it was not for me after several years in the rat race and then entered a new fase in my life. I traveled from Cape Town to Cairo in a 4x4 vehicle. This is where the travel bug got hold of me. I'm a free spirit. I enjoy life and try to contribute in a positive way. When in nature I'm at my happiest. I love reading and writing. Wherever you travel, internet is available and I love doing research about interesting places I visit, people and cultures I encounter. My income is derived from internet based projects. I'm...

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I studied law at a South African university, with English as one of my subjects. After my studies I worked as an intern at a law firm. Here I had to hone my drafting skills, negotiation and problem solving.

I then joined the South African Road Accident Fund which is a statutory insurance body, here I was employed for 11 years. I was the manager of the Arbitration and Litigation department, a position I held for 5 years. My duties included managing a staff compliment of 50, drafting monthly managerial reports interpretation of relevant legislation, drafting and implementation of new arbitration rules, high level negotiation of claims.

Since my resignation I traveled extensively. During this period I blogged my travel experiences on www.ilsesylvi.blogspot.com. This was done in Afrikaans.

I found trading on the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) a convenient way to derive an income, as I can do this from anywhere in the world, provided I have access to the internet. Being analytically inclined proved to be a great asset in this venture.

I'm currently researching and writing the content for a documentary on Ancient Religions. My research skills are quite advanced as a result of my academic background.

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