We were able to visit with officials from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange about how their exchange works, how it functions within the markets for companies within South Africa, and the impact that technology has had on their exchange.
All work and no play meant it was time to get out and see some of the wildlife in South Africa. So this team of teachers went to a wildlife preserve and game park to get a closer look at some of the animals in South Africa. While many of the ones we saw no longer live in the wild, so to speak, they still have a lot of room to roam, hunt and live on these game parks. The animals were spectacular and really gave us a close-up view of some of the homes and habitats they live in, around the outskirts of Johannesburg today.
The trip to Johannesburg would not be complete without a visit to their premier university, the University of Johannesburg. We were privileged to be hosted by Professor Lorraine Greyling, a doctor of economics at the University of Johannesburg and a fellow herself of the Council for Economic Education’s study tour program. She attended the Council’s program for training of the trainers.” With her knowledge from the program, she has been able to establish an incredible training program with current university students who are upperclassmen and are trained each week to teach underclassmen in economics classes. It was an excellent opportunity to see the “train the trainers” in action.