I write my final blog post with much to reflect back on. The past 7 months have been challenging, but with out a doubt necessary and invigorating. I look forward to whats to come and I look back with great joy and appreciation.…Read more
I’m both happy and sad that this SAWIP 2017 journey is finally coming to an end. Thank you to the SAWIP team, management, my host family, strangers that made my day, facilitators and everyone else who has contributed to making this experience one of growth,…Read more
Have you ever stepped back to wonder what/who you’re carrying with you everywhere you go? If this is still too vague, have you ever stopped to think about what makes you, you. Who and what has shaped the kind of the person that you are?…Read more
- Buy/borrow an umbrella if you didn’t bring one along. (Trust me on this one!)
- Actually try and save some of your stipend. (This is tough when you’ve got a bakery down the street from your work placement – but I’ve got faith in you to make better decisions than someone I know…)
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
When our former President Nelson Mandela shared the aforementioned quote along with countless other quotes made by many other South African leaders regarding the importance of education and their vision for the new South Africa that they had imagined including an education system that would empower all.…Read more
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
Who soar to high heights.
You won’t lag behind,…Read more
“This condition desensitizes the “new middle-class” to issues that once affected them”
The impacts of the forced placements of people into racially homogeneous communities with little to no resources were so devastating that the legacy thereof is still distinctly evident in the so called ‘new South Africa’.…Read more
The community of Stellenbosch’s best kept secret is not a new picnic site, wine farm or hidden waterfall that I have recently discovered.
The history of the town and it’s involvement in forced removals is probably one of it’s best kept secrets.…Read more