Team Blog

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!

An exclusionary measure?

Heritage sites (with valuable artifacts that have been preserved and passed on from one generation to the other) are a place where one can go to reconnect with their traditions, the history of mankind, the environment, cultural practises… They create a space of...

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The apology that never came …

The apology that never came …

To the apology that never came … It has been almost 80 years since the Holocaust happened, but German society, albeit after 20 years of avoiding the issue, has completely acknowledged their role in the Holocaust, and what they had done to the Jewish people and those...

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A Traumatic Crisis

As a systemised and institutionalised structure of discrimination, exploitation, and oppression, apartheid left a legacy of extremely and deeply wounded and traumatized societies throughout South Africa.  In fact, I extend these sentiments to say that the collective...

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Doing the ‘white work’

I started writing this post with great difficulty as the subject matter is so frustrating and draining, but as I wrote, it became easier as I realised the great necessity that there is to talk about these issues. A couple of weeks ago we had a very enlightening...

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM: A FAILED PROJECT

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM: A FAILED PROJECT

“In a time of universal deceit-telling the truth is a revolutionary act’- George Orwell When the former apartheid government and the liberation movements sat on the same table to discuss the future of South Africa through the CODESA negotiations, a narrative of...

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