African time


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African time

n
slang South African unpunctuality
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He underscored the essence of punctuality and time consciousness as he told the delegates ''there is no African time in the Anglican Church''.
The resultant dollar basic price is converted to rand at the daily $/R exchange rate ruling at 11:00 South African time. The main difference between the BFP and the IBLC is that the BFP is based on the spot prices quoted daily in specified international markets, whereas the IBLC was based on certain refinery gate postings which were found not to be reflective of actual market prices.
"Even when he travelled abroad his watch remained on South African time, which we found hilarious as a family, and it is here on display."
I also want us to be the first thing people think of when they think of an afro-centric watch for keeping African time.
Taiwan's overseas communities and representative office in South Africa held the third Taiwan Carnival in Johannesburg Saturday (South African time), attracting thousands of people to enjoy Taiwanese cuisine and appreciate various performances.
The organization of African time was even more severely truncated.
Ethiopian's new schedule is covered on daily afternoon flights departing at 1545 hours East African time, with an additional five flights departing at the same airport (KIA) in the early morning at 0330 East African time.
They embodied what a white child was socialised to believe, that the 'native people' were not overly concerned about being productive, casually ambling along at the lazy pace of 'African time'.
I was just delayed." We would start an entire argument around his African time mentality and he would shut me up with something like, "punctuality is the virtue of the bored," or "the early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."
"In a few days, I was on South African time," he told attendees at a meeting on sleep medicine sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians.
"In a few days, I was on South African time," he told those attending a meeting on sleep medicine sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians.
But in the early hours of yesterday his heart began to fail and he died at 0100 (11pm Friday GMT) South African time.
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