Wandile Charles Gumede

It’s been over 1.5 years since I’ve conducted this interview, but I can still remember a lot of memories that I have shared with Charles (most of them are past midnight, in the economics building).  His full name is Wandile Charles Gumede. I met Charles in my Social Impact Enterprise class; we were one of the…

Genevieve Sekumbo

Genevieve Sekumbo was the tutor for the Sociology class that I took at UCT.  I remember that on the first day, I got lost in the Arts Building and ended up sitting in the wrong tutorial.  When I realized I was in the wrong classroom, I was too embarassed to get up (Mind, it was…

Razeena Palekar

I met Razeena through my Social Impact Enterprise class.  We were one of the few undergrads in the class, and if I remember correctly, on the first day, the instructor kept forgetting her name.  He wasn’t getting it right. She usually goes by “Rose”. Actually, because I learned to call her “Razeena” first, I was…

A Grey Perspective: Part I

Even though I am (sadly) no longer in Cape Town, I try to follow along with the news.  These days (depending on when I am able to publish this post), the protests among students have started up again.  To read what I’ve previously written about this subjects, click here, here, and here. I’m not too…

A Song of Struggle

If you read my post about The Academic March, I hope you were able to notice some of the photos I posted (I know it might be hard to see). There’s one that I want to highlight, it’s this one: One of the protestors were holding it up throughout the protest, and it’s a song…

Lessons of the Trade

I did it.  I survived.  I made it through my International Trade class, and boy, it was just as stressful and time-consuming as I had predicted it to be in the beginning.  That class took my sleep.  It took my sanity.  It took my opportunities to go play.  It tested my faith in humanity.  It…

The Causes of the Causes

One of my South African professors used to say something like, “We need to address the causes of the causes.” Now, what does that mean? In the context of that class, we were talking about South African community health care workers (CHCWs).  CHCWs are usually black women, who provide basic health care or even health…

The Academic March

23 October 2015 Today I had the honor of supporting the #FeesMustFall and the #EndOutsourcing Movement. 22 January 2016 This post has remained in my drafts for far too long.  I had much to say about this march at the time, but there were so many things to keep up with that I never got…