DS: Last country where you were based before being posted to Greece
HE: I was a Cabinet Minister before – this is my first diplomatic posting.
DS: Most interesting place in Greece
HE: Meteora has so far been the most interesting place in Greece.
DS: Your impression about Greece in 3 words
HE: Wonderful warm people!
DS: One place you would like to be posted to or visit
HE: To visit Quebec in Canada is still on my bucket list.
DS: Most memorable appointment thus far
HE: Meeting the Greek President.
DS: Most challenging situation that you had to handle thus far
HE: I have had a very smooth ride up until now, but I am sure something challenging will come up.
DS: Place in your country that you love to visit.
HE: Cape Town.
DS: Most interesting place to visit elsewhere
DS: Favourite dish of your country
HE: Boerewors (spicy sausage).
DS: Tastiest dish of another Country.
HE: Italian trippa.
DS: The best book I have ever read.
HE: I love reading, so the list is too long. I llke fiction, but political autobiographies are probably at the top of my list.
DS: At the moment I am reading
HE: “Soft Power” by Joseph Nye.
DS: I spend my leisure time
HE: Reading, going to the gym and exploring Greece
DS: One sentence describing a lesson that you have learnt from being a diplomat
HE: As a politician you should think before you speak, as a diplomat you should do that at least twice.