I recently visited Bloemfontein, in the Free State, for the first time when my boyfriend, his cousins and I found ourselves driving out of Kimberley looking for something to do. I expected a lot out of this little city based on all the stories I’d heard from those who frequent Bloem. I’m not sure if… Continue reading What can you do with R5 these days?
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“I don’t mind women in general wearing crop tops or short shorts, but I don’t want my girlfriend wearing those things because they make me feel uncomfortable,” said a male friend. He considers himself sympathetic to feminism. This conversation occurred after I had accepted the label, feminist. If it had…
If you read my previous post I’m sure it must have dawned on you that we finally completed our Chinese Johannesburg in-depth reporting project. The previous post is also the finished product of my feature about marrying outside of the Chinese community. I realise the post is very late but I couldn’t have all my… Continue reading Chinese Joburg completed
For a young Chinese South African, marrying outside the Chinese community can still create problems with older generations. Marrying “out” can sometimes mean being left out by some family and community members. It is 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon and Zelda Edgar* has cleared a space at her dining-room table in anticipation of her visitor. In front of… Continue reading For better or worse: Marrying outside the Chinese community
This is just a little bit about what I learned from each of my teammates this year:-) Caro Malherbe: She’s a girl who is tons of fun, living her life, & she really doesn’t care what you think about it. Her randomness taught me to be more spontaneous. Dineo Bendile: The absolute style icon for… Continue reading What my teammates taught me
Team Vuvu 2013 holding up the paper that got the ball rolling. Photo By: Dinesh Balliah All good things must come to an end as the old adage goes. This is the case with our journey at Wits Journalism. The year has been a whirlwind of anything and everything journalistically possible. No doubt the best… Continue reading Survivor 2013: Wits Vuvuzela
Yesterday may not have been much fun after all I spent the day working on my draft that was due. Today however was amazing. The filming for my multimedia portion of my project went great, well at least I think so I haven’t watched the video yet. The tea ceremony was so special, and strangely… Continue reading Chinese Johannesburg: Field Work Days 11 & 12