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!

The person is the place. The place is the person.

The person is the place. The place is the person.

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...

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The lessons I drew from Freedom Park

The lessons I drew from Freedom Park

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...

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Shame: A function of oppression

“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...

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