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Cape Town Weather Makes Us Flaky

October 2, 2018 | 2 Comments
Weather in Cape Town

I remember when I moved to Cape Town from Joburg almost three years ago, and people warned me about the flakiness of Capetonians. “They’re so noncommittal!”. “You’ll never know if they’re coming to your house or not!”. “And then they will rock up two hours late!”. Well, all of this has since been proved true, and it’s given me loads of time to decide on the main reason for Capetonians’ flakiness: and it’s the weather. Continue Reading…

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Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

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I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…

South Africa

A New Day has Dawned

February 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

Isn’t it crazy how much things can change in a week? There’s been such a massive shift in our political landscape that I haven’t even known how to express it. But every morning since the 15th of February I’ve woken up and then when I realised that Zuma was no longer our president, a little smile set itself on my face and lingered there, the whole day. And then it settled on my heart too, like a warm facecloth on to tired skin. Continue Reading…