2017 Team Blogs
Recent Team Blogposts
Each SAWIP team member writes their own personal blog to capture their experience. Read the most recent team blog entries below, or browse by team member by selecting their name from the menu. And please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
Displacement. Dispossession. Loss. Land. Space. Identity. Place. Home. The person is the place. The place is the person. The person is the place. The place is the person. We cannot forget that a person’s identity is inextricably linked to the place. People are centred...Read more
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcom X On the 15th of April the South African Washington International Programme Gauteng team of 2017 went on an excursion at Freedom Park. The lessons that I...Read more
“You want to understand how power works in any society, watch who is carrying the shame and who is doing the shaming.” – Shailja Patel I am currently reading Rape: A South African Nightmare by Prof Pumla Gqola in a hope to better understand where we are as a country...Read more
Sitting in a room on Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch – one of the many areas in South Africa with a painful history of forced removals and systematic destruction of community bonds, on what was the 365th anniversary of the arrival in 1652 in the Cape of the...Read more
We live in a world that forces us to constantly prove ourselves as an indication that our lives are moving forward and that we are headed for “success”. The word success has deliberately been enclosed in inverted commas because it does not have have a...Read more
The beginning of my journey with SAWIP has been a whirlwind, with so much happening so quickly. I have been overwhelmed with so many emotions, but I am mostly excited for the journey that lies ahead of me. After receiving all the information it was quite daunting to...Read more
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