Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art Cape Town

During this travel adventure I’ve explored many great museums and galleries in Europe, but South Africa’s Zeitz Museum always remained near the top of my list. I missed it during past visits and made a point of popping in last week. The first and third floors are being renovated and will reopen in August. Even…

Read More

National Women’s Day

Since 1994, August 9th in South Africa is known as National Women’s Day. It’s a public holiday commemorating the march of 20,000 South African women on August 9, 1956 against apartheid movement restrictions requiring Africans to carry “passes”. These brave women marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest government amendments to the Urban…

Read More

Albertina Sisulu South Africa

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, also known as Masisulu, died on June 2, 2011 at the age of 92. She believed every life mattered and worked tirelessly to restore human rights and dignity for those harmed by apartheid. During apartheid Masisulu survived repeated detention and solitary confinement. Her husband, Walter, spent 7 years as a political prisoner…

Read More