As we shake off our winter blues and jump into spring down here in South Africa, we’re also jumping into heritage month. This month recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression like music, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the popular memory, and…
It has been well-documented that only three countries in the continent have been affected, so the simple answer is NO – it has not come to South Africa – and it is highly unlikely that it would, given the precautions being taken. No cases have been reported in South Africa, nor any neighbouring countries. It is a very safe destination to choose for your internship
A visit to Robben Island is something each and every person should do at least once in their lifetime. It is a remarkable, fun and educational experience! if i could… interns Leah, Remy and Nicole, and our Programme Assistant Mbongeni, had the honour of visiting the Island and learning about its significance to our community.
South Africa has now been enjoying the fruits of democracy for 20 years. When advocating for a peaceful transition after the fall of apartheid, Nelson Mandela said “…We as a people chose the path of negotiation, compromise and peaceful settlement. Instead of hatred and revenge we chose reconciliation and nation-building”.
Things are (very) slowly starting to warm up this month, and despite the rain the sun is setting later and Capetonians are coming out of their shells! There are so many fun things on offer in the Mother City this month, from Mandela Day activities to the Cape Town World Music Festival and Fashion Week. Read below for more great ideas!
if i could… is supporting Rape Crisis this Mandela Day through the launch of a social media campaign to #ExposeRapeCulture. Join us by dispelling myths about rape, and holding your own Mandela Day event to challenge rape culture.
Today, Sunday, 27 April is the 20th anniversary of an annual celebration of South Africa’s Freedom Day. This day recognises the very first time millions of South Africans of all races were able to cast their vote in the first post-apartheid general elections.
They say prison changes a man. After if i could…’s visit to Robben Island, we can attest that prison changes everyone: prisoner, guard & visitor.
Today, the Day of Reconciliation, marks the 18th celebration of national unity after South Africa’s historic 1994 democratic elections. This year’s commemoration is all the more poignant, following the recent passing of former President Nelson Mandela who lives in the hearts of all South Africans, and in the hearts of people around the world….
Our 9th Edition of the if i could… newsletter pays tribute to former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who passed away peacefully on 5 December 2013 at his home in Gauteng. We also celebrate World AIDS Day and South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism, two issues very close to Madiba’s heart. if i could……