Do you value your healthcare?

National Health Insurance (NHI) session at UJ

The state of healthcare in South Africa is very worrying and we need to begin to make big changes in order to ensure that we can better our system. One of the possibilities is that of National Health Insurance (NHI) which could potentially give all South Africans access to healthcare.Read more

What kind of Africa do you want?

We recently had a session about finding new pathways to development in South Africa and Africa as a whole. One of the first things explained to us is the importance of understanding the continent’s economic history and how this has brought us to where we are today.Read more

It is time to get into the ‘necessary trouble’

This past Friday we had a truly energizing session in the form of  panel discussion about diversity and lived experience. The Center for American Progress hosted the discussion where a panel consisting of two SAWIP and two Washington Ireland Program (WIP) team members shared their stories as well as their insights on diversity.Read more

Human Rights Start Close To Home

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. … Unless these rights have meaning there,Read more

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 session on Modern Racism in South Africa where we discussed various issues and intricacies in our society surrounding race.Read more

Marikana, the Forgotten Massacre

The 16th of August 2012 is a day that no South African should ever forget, but unfortunately this is not the reality. On this day the most horrific massacre in the democratic-era and one of the worst massacre’s in the country’s history took place.Read more

Self-care: don’t stress less, rather stress well

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 realise all that we are going to be doing.Read more