Exploring · The Struggle

Amandla, Awethu! (Power to the People!)

When I learned I was coming to South Africa, one of the first things that crossed my mind was that I had to go to Robben Island. During my 3rd year in undergrad, I took an amazing class on Nelson Mandela and the Anti-Apartheid movement and ever since then I’ve been intrigued. After reading his autobiography… Continue reading Amandla, Awethu! (Power to the People!)

Exploring · Work

Some Research, A Surprise Cake and Lots of Amazing Views

My daily commute to work in Cape Town (CPT) involved a 45-minute bus ride, followed by a seven-minute walk to the train station and then a 15-minute train ride to the office. On a good day, without delays, my commute would be about an hour and 15 minutes each way. Although this was exhausting, it… Continue reading Some Research, A Surprise Cake and Lots of Amazing Views

Exploring · The Struggle

Aluta Continua – The Struggle Continues

Today, June 16th marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprisings. Soweto is known for the student uprisings which served as a catalyst for the anti-apartheid movement. June 16th is now designated as a public holiday, to commemorate all the young people who lost their lives in the fight for freedom and democracy. Two days… Continue reading Aluta Continua – The Struggle Continues