South Africa’s Week of Femicide 2020

After brutal killings of women during the past two weeks, #stopkillingwomen is trending on social media and helping to bring South Africa’s cases of gender-based violence to the surface. Some social workers believe that “frustration and anxiety caused by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown increased the number of violent attacks in South African households”. They also think…

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art Cape Town South Africa

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. Exhibits and artists displayed are continually changing, and the first and third floors are…

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Francis Fukuyama at UCT

Professor Francis Fukuyama gave a public lecture on his new book, “The Origins of Political Order”, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) last night. Fukuyama is visiting Cape Town to present a course on ‘the role of public policy in private sector development’. The course is under the auspices of UCT’s new Graduate School…

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Lost in Rondebosch, Constantia, Bishopscourt Cape Town

Cape Town Southern Suburbs Today was a day of continuously getting lost. It was my first day of hiring a car and driving myself around Cape Town suburbs. Renting a GPS is South Africa is ridiculously expensive (?) so I’m traveling via maps alone. Decided to stay near Cape Town and spend more time at…

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